Are all CUDA GPUs supported? Is the GT 1030 unsupported?

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Message 1910009 - Posted: 1 Jan 2018, 11:43:27 UTC
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Was wondering if the GT 1030 was supported by SETI@Home because I don't see it in the stats page here: https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/gpu_list.php

The real questions are:
* Are all CUDA GPUs supported?
* Is the GT 1030 an odd duck or is the stats page inaccurate/incomplete?

The GT 1030 has 384 CUDA cores, so it IS possible to run general purpose workloads on it. (specs here: https://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt-1030/specifications )
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Message 1910012 - Posted: 1 Jan 2018, 12:06:25 UTC

Not being on the stats page does not mean not supported just that not enough users have one runnin to give valid stats.
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Message 1910166 - Posted: 2 Jan 2018, 6:17:08 UTC - in response to Message 1910009.  

* Is the GT 1030 an odd duck or is the stats page inaccurate/incomplete?

It's an odd duck in the sense that a bit more money, for not much more power usage, will get you a lot more work done by buying a GTX 1050, or even one of the older GTX 750Tis.
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Message 1910185 - Posted: 2 Jan 2018, 10:04:07 UTC

Actually the GT 1030 being only a 30W max card has its place and I'm thinking of giving 1 a go in 1 of my Linux boxes later in the year.

I have a 4yr old Acer mid tower here with a 200W PSU, but all that's inside is an ITX mobo w/ 4 core AMD low power setup that's rated at <30W total draw (though it does pulls 2.6 times that at the wall due to poor power conversion of the PSU due to such a low power draw on it I suspect), so at $85aud* for 1 with good cooling isn't much (and the extra load may improve the power conversion loss of the PSU a bit).

Also if I remember rightly this ITX mobo's PCI slot may also be just a x4 electrical job that will not supply enough power to support a 75W 1050 ($149aud*) as only cards with a power draw in the range of the 1030 were the only GPU options for this model PC (the highest draw option is rated 40W max.) and they're all very much slower than the 1030 (it might be interesting to see if it could run the special sauce also).
* prices are from my Brisbane supplier.

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Message 1910205 - Posted: 3 Jan 2018, 0:37:33 UTC
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I imagine a GT 1030 rated for 942.3 GFLOPS will be a bit faster than the old 256MB 8500 GT rated for 28.8 GFLOPS I was using for a few years..
Plus the 1030 can run the OpenCL apps. Which tend to run better with some of the newer data from the GBT.

It wouldn't be a bad idea if they updated the System Requirement section on the SETI@home site to indicate GPU requirements.
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Message 1910463 - Posted: 4 Jan 2018, 5:36:58 UTC - in response to Message 1910009.  

The list you refer to is only top performing chips in each class.

So there are no lower powered ones shown. I have an old GT630 which seems to be a predecessor of the 1030 (384 cores, under 30w power draw etc). It's not a powerhouse, but it chugs away quietly doing it's thing with current drivers and apps. The 1030 looks to be about 50% faster than that.

If you want a cuda capable card to slot into a SFF or other low power case, I guess it's an option. Pretty much any PSU would have the spare 30w needed to drive it.
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Message 1910879 - Posted: 5 Jan 2018, 20:08:04 UTC - in response to Message 1910463.  

The other benefit to this, it's a modern/cheap card at 30 watts that increases your WU cache by 100.
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