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    Any update on GPU cards and runtimes since 2013

    Good afternoon

    I have recently been asked to procure an updated graphics card to hopefully improve the runtimes in Infoworks ICM. A bit of searching online has provided me with a couple of articles on this subject from 2012 and 2013, recommending a range of NVidia Quadro and GeForce cards, but I wondered if anyone had any more recent experience of procuring a GPU card and would be happy to let me know what model of card they went for? At the moment I'm considering either a GeForce GTX 1080 or an NVidia Quadro P4000 (the update to the M4000 I believe).

    Thanks in advance


    Allan

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    Hi,

    Yes 2 updated blogs from 2016 & 2017:
    http://blog.innovyze.com/2016/09/23/...s-2016-update/
    http://blog.innovyze.com/2017/06/27/...s-2017-update/

    From my testing the GTX 1080 is a very fast card... in fact faster than the Quadro's and Tesla's I tested alongside on the same model. They are a gaming card so people say they are not as reliable as the high end cards... but you can buy multiple ones for the same price as a Quadro or Tesla!

    Ali

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    Thank you Ali

    Thank you very much for your response Ali .... GTX 1080 it is!

    Quote Originally Posted by Alistair Dalton View Post
    Hi,

    Yes 2 updated blogs from 2016 & 2017:
    http://blog.innovyze.com/2016/09/23/...s-2016-update/
    http://blog.innovyze.com/2017/06/27/...s-2017-update/

    From my testing the GTX 1080 is a very fast card... in fact faster than the Quadro's and Tesla's I tested alongside on the same model. They are a gaming card so people say they are not as reliable as the high end cards... but you can buy multiple ones for the same price as a Quadro or Tesla!

    Ali

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    Just be aware that there was a recent change in the licensing terms and conditions that NVIDIA apply for their cheaper CUDA enabled GPUs (typically GeForce and Titan) to limit usage in computation servers (see article below at https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/0...a_server_gpus/). While it’s not for us to say whether users are working within the rules and regulations imposed by NVIDIA, we have a duty to make them aware of the recent change to licencing T&C’s.

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