Phoronix: NVIDIA Fermi/Kepler GPUs Are The Best Bet For Ubuntu 14.04 Nouveau
In my testing of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with the Linux 3.13 kernel and Mesa 10.1 for the open-source graphics driver stack provided by Nouveau for NVIDIA GeForce graphics hardware, only the Fermi and Kepler GPUs are running reliably.
The Linux 340.* legacy driver series is the last to support the G8x, G9x, and GT2xx GPUs, and motherboard chipsets based on them. Support for new Linux kernels and X servers, as well as fixes for critical bugs, will be included in 340.* legacy releases through the end of 2019.
rpmfusion has been updated to 343.13 (if you have a legacy card use 304xx till we can be bothered to package 340.xx).
New beta release 343.13 is now available. Please note that the 343.* driver series removes support for the G8x, G9x, and GT2xx GPUs. See the What is a Legacy GPU? knowledge base article for more information.
I am currently working with neural nets and I recently made my code much faster by configuring a framework correctly to make use of a GPU. The GPU that is used is a Tesla C2075, which is part of the Nvidia Tesla series.
As enabling GPU computation gave such a huge performance boost, I was curious what the latest GPU of Nvidia is.
Got a HBS (y'know, Honkin' Big Server, one o' them technical terms), a
Dell 720 with two Tesla GPUs. I updated the o/s, 6.5, and I cannot get the
GPUs recognized. As a last resort, I d/l NVidia's proprietary
driver/installer, 325, and it builds fine...