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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 48717 - Posted: 22 Jan 2018 | 13:50:29 UTC - in response to Message 48660.

The restriction only applies for datacenters. It seems a move to stop cloud providers to use geforce. There are several rendendering farms that do that.
It also only applies to new drivers (volta and newers).

So it is not intended to affect you.

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