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Old 2015-01-29, 17:42   #1
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I've seen scarcely any mention of Nvidia Tesla cards in this forum -- is there *anyone* out there who can give me pointers on how to get started with Teslas ? I'm afraid the C1060 may not be up to the job, even though it's CUDA capable -- double-presision is only 78 Gflops, vs 933 for single precision.

Anyone have experience with these cards and CUDALucas or mfactc ? Or whatever the CUDA P-1 program is called ?

thanks, please talk beginner level ...

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Old 2015-01-29, 17:51   #2
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LaurV is your man for this info. He will probably have something to offer on this subject.
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Old 2015-01-29, 18:08   #3
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I've seen scarcely any mention of Nvidia Tesla cards in this forum -- is there *anyone* out there who can give me pointers on how to get started with Teslas ? I'm afraid the C1060 may not be up to the job, even though it's CUDA capable -- double-presision is only 78 Gflops, vs 933 for single precision.

Anyone have experience with these cards and CUDALucas or mfactc ? Or whatever the CUDA P-1 program is called ?

thanks, please talk beginner level ...

CE
I have a C1060.

Feel free to ask questions here. We can take it to PM or email if they get too specialised for a forum audience.
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Old 2015-01-29, 18:14   #4
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I have a C1060.

Feel free to ask questions here. We can take it to PM or email if they get too specialised for a forum audience.
I, for one, would find the discussion interesting.
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Old 2015-01-29, 18:41   #5
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I've seen scarcely any mention of Nvidia Tesla cards in this forum -- is there *anyone* out there who can give me pointers on how to get started with Teslas ? I'm afraid the C1060 may not be up to the job, even though it's CUDA capable -- double-presision is only 78 Gflops, vs 933 for single precision.
I regularily "spin up" cg1.4xlarge instances on Amazon's EC2 for about $0.135 an hour. They each host 2# Tesla M2050s.

I can't speak about anything except TF'ing, but they perform better than the simple number of cores might suggest.

If you'd like, I'd be happy to run some benchmarks for LL'ing and P-1'ing.
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Old 2015-01-29, 18:52   #6
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I'm curious if mfaktc's GPU sieving can work on the compute 1.3 cards. Last I heard it couldn't.
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Old 2015-01-29, 20:49   #7
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I'm curious if mfaktc's GPU sieving can work on the compute 1.3 cards. Last I heard it couldn't.
mfaktc 0.21 will do, expect around 50-60GHz equivalent... not really worth once you have to pay for electricity. There is no future for CC 1.x cards.
  • CUDA 7.0 has no support for CC 1.x cards
  • mfaktc 0.22 will drop support for CC 1.x cards, too.

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Old 2015-01-29, 21:12   #8
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mfaktc 0.21 will do, expect around 50-60GHz equivalent... not really worth once you have to pay for electricity. There is no future for CC 1.x cards.
  • CUDA 7.0 has no support for CC 1.x cards
  • mfaktc 0.22 will drop support for CC 1.x cards, too.

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Gotcha. I'm still using 4 cards that produce 50 GHz or under, but I only pay for the electricity for one. Much more efficient than the the CC 1.x cards though.
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Old 2015-01-29, 21:43   #9
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I still have a S1070 chugging along, which contains 4 C1060's, but they really are obsolete now.
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Old 2015-01-30, 09:48   #10
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LaurV is your man for this info. He will probably have something to offer on this subject.
Me? No, no, no, I only know** the Roadster, few years ago when they came out with it and asked for kickstart (the offer was for about USD 40k-50k per piece), I was almost to deposit the starter, hehe..., luckily mrs LaurV had more sense than myself...

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** Note that the current title of the thread is "Tesla cars", I don't know if it morphed or it had a typo from the beginning, as it is now the first time I see it.
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Old 2015-01-30, 12:25   #11
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Ssttt, don't ruin the joke! (I just wanted to use the smilie with my name in it).
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