View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu "supercomputer"

November 4th, 2009, 07:34 PM
Ive started assembling a computer based on:

ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution, X58
Socket-1366, 6xDDR3, ATX, GbLAN, Firewire, 6xPCI-Ex(2.0)x16

I'm giving it 12 gb ram and 3 cards of

Gainward GeForce GTX 260 1792MB PhysX
PCI-Express 2.0, "Golden Sample", DVI, native-HDMI, HDCP, Graphics Plus, 625MHz

I was hoping for a "CUDA machine" using 3 way SLI since I'm a fan of SETI and other scientific stuff.

Has anyone any experience with this kind of setup?

Should I go straight for Karmic Koala?

Is there other cool stuff I can use the GPU power for?

Looking forward for some creative answers ;)

November 4th, 2009, 08:03 PM
Sounds like a beast, good luck with it. I wish my wife would let me spend some extra money on some beefy equipment like that. =P~

November 15th, 2009, 08:52 PM
It has come to my attention that the linux desktop isn't that fancy with more than 2 monitors. That is, getting them to use compiz and not making all 3 separate screens.

The problem im facing is the sharing of applications across the screens.

1. Scinerama does not support compiz
2. Using 2 screens as one, still gives me application sharing problems etc ..

Anyone have any solutions to this problem?