[aklug] some boxes for a few GPUs to live in?

Patrick Clark pclark36 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 25 08:29:07 AKDT 2017

Did somebody stumble across Gridcoin?

I wish I had a box to help you out, but I was curious, as I've been doing
research for a couple years to earn Gridcoin.


On Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 11:30 PM, Royce Williams <royce at tycho.org> wrote:

> So I'm in the short-term market for some boxes to house four full-size GTX
> 970 GPUs [1] for a project next month (PCI-E x16 Gen 2 or higher).
> * One box, two boxes, four boxes - combination doesn't matter.
> * Patchability and reliability is key.
> * Linux compatibility is good for my workflow, but not crucial (I could
> get by with them running Windows 7 or 10 instead ... but they'd have to
> come with a current OS install, as I don't have licenses for those).
> * CPU and RAM don't matter much; enough for the OS to not thrash.
> * Cooling matters - either decent GPU airflow, or maybe functional enough
> with the case off.
> * Not sounding like a hovercraft would be a plus. :)
> * Enough power supply to support the cards running at full tilt (max ~180W
> each according to nvidia-smi). Each card uses two 6-pin PCI-E connectors
> (and I probably have enough Molex adapters for these).
> * Not too expensive. Rescuing boxes from recycling would be ideal for the
> pocketbook, but I'm also more than willing to pay for a good fit.
> Sorta like for cryptocurrency mining ... but different. ;)
> If anyone has any leads, let me know (off-list, I imagine?)
> I may cross-post to NUGA if there are no bites here.
> Royce
> 1. https://www.evga.com/Products/Specs/GPU.aspx?pn=
> 8296b494-5d1d-400d-b2e8-d00ccd71e088
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