[aklug] some boxes for a few GPUs to live in?
royce at tycho.org
Fri Aug 25 09:28:35 AKDT 2017
Heh - not anything cryptocurrency or group-general-compute related ... it's
just that I'm participating in one of the large annual password-cracking
contests, and I'm trying to hedge my bets.
I'd hate to have a GPU in a cardboard box be the reason why I couldn't
quite complete an important subtask. :)
On Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 8:29 AM, Patrick Clark <pclark36 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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  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.
>> 1. https://www.evga.com/Products/Specs/GPU.aspx?pn=8296b494-
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