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Re: question about CUDA

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  • Subject: [mg115675] Re: question about CUDA
  • From: Ivan Smirnov <ivan.e.smirnov at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 05:48:55 -0500 (EST)

Patrick, thanks for answer. I have such thoughts.
Can you say, what additional code is needed to run Solve command in
Mathematica 8 with CUDA?

2011/1/17 Patrick Scheibe <pscheibe at trm.uni-leipzig.de>

> Hi,
>
> no, this is not true. You can use CUDA enabled cards for computations
> even if this is the only card in the system. It should be clear, that
> then some resources of your graphics card may be used by other
> applications currently running. Another thing is that your CUDA program
> may use too much memory or has too many bugs and crashes your system..
> this is the point where a second card become handy. For now, leave it
> like that and start playing with CUDA. The specification of your card
> here
>
> http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_geforce_8800_gt_us.html
>
> shows that you have 112 CUDA Cores and 512 MB Ram, which is fine to see
> the magic.
>
> Cheers
> Patrick
>
>
> On Mon, 2011-01-17 at 05:36 -0500, Ivan Smirnov wrote:
> > Hello.
> > I'm planning to start using CUDA.
> > If I have 8800GT card (it supports CUDA), can I start use CUDA
> computations
> > in Mathematica 8 with just this card or I need install one more card in
> that
> > PC? (I heard that one man said that supposedly there are needed 2 or more
> > cards as CUDA are parallel computations - is it true?).
> >
> > Ivan Smirnov
> >
> >
>
>


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