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Old 09-03-2012, 08:07 AM   #1
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attach GPU


Hi,
I need a large amount of computation power for my calculations.
i currently have a machine with 2 quad core xeon cpu's and was told gpu is the way to increase power. i have managed to locate software necessary. i use ubuntu and was wondering would it be possible to attach a gpu to this motherboard? can anyone please advise me?

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Old 09-03-2012, 08:16 AM   #2
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If you have a PCI(e) port then of course.

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Old 09-04-2012, 05:04 AM   #3
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Wink gpu ubuntu

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If you have a PCI(e) port then of course.

Alex Brinister
Thnx,
so the more pci the more gpi? If so what gives me teraflop and do i need to modify ubuntu or will inst. cuda do?
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:40 AM   #4
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At it's simplest, GPU computing involves offloading work onto your graphics card. There is obviously a lot more to it.

Maybe you should find out a bit more what GPU computing is before deciding whether it is appropriate for your needs.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPGPU and http://gpgpu.org/ should be good places to start.
 
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You won't get automatically get better performance with inserting video or compute accelerator cards. Your software has to be written to work on that cards (using Stream, CUDA or OpenCL), just installing CUDA or something like that will not work.
 
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i use ubuntu and was wondering would it be possible to attach a gpu to this motherboard?
You probably can, but without knowing the motherboard all we can do is guess.

You can use lshw to find out the motherboard model.
 
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:34 AM   #7
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You probably can, but without knowing the motherboard all we can do is guess.

You can use lshw to find out the motherboard model.
hi all,
thanx, read stuff and hw is
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 5520 I/O Hub to ESI Port (rev 13)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev 13)
00:03.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev 13)
00:05.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5520/X58 I/O Hub PCI Express Root Port 5 (rev 13)
00:07.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub PCI Express Root Port 7 (rev 13)
00:08.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub PCI Express Root Port 8 (rev 13)
00:09.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub PCI Express Root Port 9 (rev 13)
00:0a.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub PCI Express Root Port 10 (rev 13)
00:13.0 PIC: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub I/OxAPIC Interrupt Controller (rev 13)
00:14.0 PIC: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub System Management Registers (rev 13)
00:14.1 PIC: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub GPIO and Scratch Pad Registers (rev 13)
00:14.2 PIC: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub Control Status and RAS Registers (rev 13)
00:14.3 PIC: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub Throttle Registers (rev 13)
00:16.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 Chipset QuickData Technology Device (rev 13)
and
lshw gave 44 pci, no mb type.

I use molecular dynamics software; time for google. Thanks all.
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:20 AM   #8
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lshw gave 44 pci, no mb type.
Did you try running it as super-user, like lshw suggests?

lshw, normal user, edited down to just motherboard-
Code:
WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
XXXXXXXX              
    description: Computer
    width: 64 bits
    capabilities: vsyscall32
  *-core
       description: Motherboard
       physical id: 0
lshw, su, edited down to just motherboard again-
Quote:
XXXXXXXX
description: Desktop Computer
product: GA-770T-USB3 ()
vendor: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
width: 64 bits
capabilities: smbios-2.4 dmi-2.4 vsyscall32
configuration: boot=normal chassis=desktop uuid=36434630-3439-3735-3235-3838FFFFFFFF
*-core
description: Motherboard
product: GA-770T-USB3
vendor: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
physical id: 0
*-firmware
description: BIOS
vendor: Award Software International, Inc.
physical id: 0
version: F1
date: 01/06/2010
size: 128KiB
capacity: 960KiB
capabilities: isa pci pnp apm upgrade shadowing cdboot bootselect socketedrom edd int13floppy360 int13floppy1200 int13floppy720 int13floppy2880 int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer int10video acpi usb ls120boot zipboot biosbootspecification
 
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