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jrp

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Linux processing and graphics cards/drivers
« on: October 20, 2021, 04:31:18 PM »
Hi,

Planning to build a Linux server for network processing, likely headless, and I’ve realised I’m a little out of date with graphics card driver matters, questions:

Any recommendations on graphics cards? The usual goto seems to be Nvidia RTX 3070 (or a pair of them), but I’m not sure how well they play on linux these days.

Open source or proprietary drivers?

I know that the driver and config situation for graphics cards is not totally obvious for Metashape (for example using 2 cards without SLI is a thing etc)

Thanks,
JRP


Alexey Pasumansky

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Re: Linux processing and graphics cards/drivers
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2021, 06:47:02 PM »
Hello JRP,

Which OS version/distribution you are planning to install on the new hardware?

Based on our experience, we do not have issues using GeForce RTX 30 series cards on Ubuntu desktops.
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Alexey Pasumansky,
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jrp

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Re: Linux processing and graphics cards/drivers
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2021, 02:28:43 PM »
I think the plan is ubuntu running as a headless server.

I think we would be planning on 20.04 LTS, but it may be one of the newer versions.

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JRP

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Re: Linux processing and graphics cards/drivers
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2022, 07:03:09 AM »
How did you go with this? I'm just assembling a server from a hand me down gaming PC from a buddy (nothing fancy, just Nvidia 980 and an i7 CPU with 32gb ram). Am about to install Ubuntu 22.04 LTS on it.