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Message 48656 - Posted: 7 Jan 2018 | 11:58:28 UTC

Any comments on this article:

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/03/nvidia_server_gpus/

In other words, if you wanted to bung a bunch of GeForce GPUs into a server box and use them to accelerate math-heavy software – such as machine learning, simulations and analytics – then, well, you can't without breaking your licensing agreement with Nvidia


Does this affect GPUGRID?

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Message 48657 - Posted: 7 Jan 2018 | 12:03:42 UTC - in response to Message 48656.

Does this affect GPUGRID?

hm, no idea whether it would or not. But, realistically: how would NVIDIA ever find out what you are doing with the GPU in your PC?

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Message 48658 - Posted: 7 Jan 2018 | 13:17:46 UTC - in response to Message 48657.

Not me personally, but GPUGRID is a public grid using Nvidia GPUs. It's not hard to find out what they're doing and what type of hardware is being used.

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Message 48660 - Posted: 7 Jan 2018 | 13:25:21 UTC - in response to Message 48658.
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This issue is already discussed in the No GeForce in Datacenter thread.
The main point in one sentence:
Keep calm and carry on crunching.

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Message boards : Graphics cards (GPUs) : New Nvidia licence - not allowed to do science any more?