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Thread: Multi-GPU Lucid Hydra On Linux: No Plans Yet

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    Default Multi-GPU Lucid Hydra On Linux: No Plans Yet

    Phoronix: Multi-GPU Lucid Hydra On Linux: No Plans Yet

    Last year the Lucid Hydra 200 was announced as a unique, universal multi-GPU solution. The Hydra 200 is a custom chipset that allows the graphics rendering workload to be split between multiple graphics processors, but the graphics cards do not need to be tied to a particular vendor...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODA0NA

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    Here is the complete correspondence

    Thank you.
    No plans on Linux gaming just yet.
    For HPC, multi display and storage space over Linux, we have nice
    solution distributed by www.ELSA-jp.jp
    Look for their Vridge product....
    http://www.elsa-jp.jp/products/pes/index.html

    Good luck,

    Offir

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Dean
    Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2010 9:49 PM
    To: Offir Remez
    Subject: Re: Linux support?

    I am looking at gaming primarily although it will be doing some
    Cuda/openCL work as well.

    Dean



    On 10/03/04 3:32 AM, Offir Remez wrote:
    > Dear Dean,
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    > What kind of support are you looking at ?
    > Are you running Lynux games ? or are you looking into something in the
    > HPC/ Cuda space ?
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    > Good luck, Offir
    >
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Dean
    > Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 6:53 PM
    > To: support
    > Subject: Linux support?
    >
    > I was thinking of purchasing a motherboard with the Hydra chip on it.
    > This however depends if there will be linux support. Is there any plans
    >
    > for such support of the Hydra in linux? If so what would be the ETA?
    >
    > Dean
    >
    >

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    Multigpu on linux to do what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackshard View Post
    Multigpu on linux to do what?
    For the same reasons that you would have multi gpu on any other OS.

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    To play world of goo?

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    Such technologies are mostly gimmicks for the gaming market. Unless a thriving Linux gaming market pops up, tech. such as this will receive little support/interest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melcar View Post
    Such technologies are mostly gimmicks for the gaming market. Unless a thriving Linux gaming market pops up, tech. such as this will receive little support/interest.
    That's the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melcar View Post
    Such technologies are mostly gimmicks for the gaming market. Unless a thriving Linux gaming market pops up, tech. such as this will receive little support/interest.
    Not necessarily true, anywhere where a high performance graphics workstation is needed multi GPU solutions can help greatly (Maya, PRO/e, even blender, etc). Also where the Hydra is a different solution is that unlike other competing technologies the method of rendering is very different the traditional slr/afr methods and could at least in theory could allow far more complex rendering.

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    I think with open technology like OpenCL we can implement OpenGL ontop of OpenCL and have instant crossfire/sli for any app.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruiseoveride View Post
    I think with open technology like OpenCL we can implement OpenGL ontop of OpenCL and have instant crossfire/sli for any app.
    which will probably run at 10% the speed if you just used opengl directly

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