I want build a 8*HD7970 server
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I want build a server 8 GPUs server for hashs crack.
This is my server configuration.
Server:FT77-B7059
Motherboard:TYAN S7059GM2NR
CPU:Xeon E5-2690 *2
GPU:HIS HD7970 IceQ X2 *8
Operating System:Linux or Windows
Power:Stock, PSUs were included with the server.

1.I want know 8*HD7970 can run stably under Windows and linux?
2.Can heat guarantee?
3.I heard that NVIDA GTX is stable than AMD HD.I don't know the system can running stable?Whether there will be not compatible or collapse?
4.What software can be support this platform?(like Hashcat,PasswordPro,EGB,Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery etc.)

Thanks for the help.
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#2
You cannot use Xeon E5-2690 with a Tyan FT77B7015. That system only works with Xeon 5500/5600 CPUs. (EDIT: I see that you specified the FT77A-B7059, not FT77B7015. AFAIK the FT77A-B7059 is not on the market yet.)

Highly recommend using reference 7970s with that chassis. Non-reference cards like the HIS cards that you have specified do not work too well in this chassis unless you're willing to experiment with passive cooling (see https://twitter.com/jmgosney/status/290391475806695424 )

You will want to use Linux. I only know of a couple people who have tried Windows on it, and they had nothing but problems with it.

Nvidia does have more stable drivers, but Nvidia hardware sucks, so you would be wasting your money.
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#3
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(03-06-2013, 11:39 AM)epixoip Wrote: You cannot use Xeon E5-2690 with a Tyan FT77B7015. That system only works with Xeon 5500/5600 CPUs. (EDIT: I see that you specified the FT77A-B7059, not FT77B7015. AFAIK the FT77A-B7059 is not on the market yet.)

Highly recommend using reference 7970s with that chassis. Non-reference cards like the HIS cards that you have specified do not work too well in this chassis unless you're willing to experiment with passive cooling (see https://twitter.com/jmgosney/status/290391475806695424 )

You will want to use Linux. I only know of a couple people who have tried Windows on it, and they had nothing but problems with it.

Nvidia does have more stable drivers, but Nvidia hardware sucks, so you would be wasting your money.

Where can i find the highly recommend using reference 7970s with that chassis?I can't find it in TYAN official website.
Can you recommend me some HD7970 GPU cards which can work too well in this platform?
If i build this platform,can you tell me what should I care about?
Thanks for the help.
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#4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6814103201
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6814129204
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6814161399

are you building this for personal use, or for work?
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(03-06-2013, 02:54 PM)epixoip Wrote: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6814103201
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6814129204
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6814161399

are you building this for personal use, or for work?

Thinks for this links.
This GPU cards not need passive cooling in FT77B7015?

I want building this for personal use,but not always running.
I want build a stable platform,no more crash,and i hope it can run at high-speed.
Have some good suggestions?

Thank you very much.
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#6
If you use reference design cards as linked above, then you should not need passive cooling. We only went with passive cooling because we fucked up and bought non-reference cards, and we couldn't keep them cool.

Everything else is pretty straight-forward.
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