Running CUDA on Quadro FX 1500M - G71: possible?

Hi all,

I am new to CUDA. I’d like to use it in speech recognition application, and I am currently trying to have it running on the only nVidia hardware I have at hand, that is, a Dell Precision with a Quadro FX 1500M (G71 chipset). Downloaded the nVidia driver for Linux, got it up and running, downloaded the SDK and installed successfully, finally fixed a couple of small problems and compiled the test software. But when I try to run it, I invariably get

cudaSafeCall() Runtime API error in file <simpleTexture3D.cu>, line 155 : initialization error.

the “deviceQuery” tool returns

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There is no device supporting CUDA.

Device 0: “Device Emulation (CPU)”
Major revision number: 9999
Minor revision number: 9999
Total amount of global memory: 4294967295 bytes
Number of multiprocessors: 16
Number of cores: 128
Total amount of constant memory: 65536 bytes
Total amount of shared memory per block: 16384 bytes
Total number of registers available per block: 8192
Warp size: 1
Maximum number of threads per block: 512
Maximum sizes of each dimension of a block: 512 x 512 x 64
Maximum sizes of each dimension of a grid: 65535 x 65535 x 1
Maximum memory pitch: 262144 bytes
Texture alignment: 256 bytes
Clock rate: 1.35 GHz
Concurrent copy and execution: No

Test PASSED

Press ENTER to exit…
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I applied the modifications to the kernel boot parameters suggested in http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=83554 but no improvement.

I am running out of ideas… Finally, can I say if this hardware is supported or not? Apparently it is not in the list, but I read somewhere that more or less all the latest nVidia cards should work.

thanks in advance for all the help, would be great if I could start playing!

A Quadro FX 1500 (G71) is not a CUDA capable GPU. I wouldn’t consider it ‘latest’, as its roughly 3 years old at this point.

D’oh. OK, I guess I’ll try and see what I can achieve in emulation mode, thank you.