[Beowulf] visualization machine

Prentice Bisbal prentice at ias.edu
Mon Mar 31 09:09:09 EDT 2008


Joshua Baker-LePain wrote:
> On Fri, 28 Mar 2008 at 12:26pm, Mark Hahn wrote
> 
>>> Also, AFAIK, neither project supports the professional series of
>>> cards (Quadro/FireGL).
>>
>> I'm pretty sure I normally just install the unified NV driver for
>> quadros.
> 
> Sure, but that driver doesn't do hardware-accelerated 3D.
> 
>> (course, afaikt the "pro" distinction is just marketing spew.)
> 
> The nvidia man page lists features only supported on Quadro cards (and
> which I've also seen listed as used by "pro" apps (high-end CAD/CAM,
> etc)).  But I've also never seen a benchmark showing how much (if any)
> difference they make.

Nvidiai's "Pro" cards are the only models that support 3D hardware
stereo. If you need that, that's a big performance difference.

Prentice

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