I have $7K I have to burn to on a 'scientific' computer. That is a computer for running simulations, doing AI shit, potentially running VR, and other scientific computing shit.
And by burn, I mean I have to spend it right now or it goes away. What gets me the most bang for my buck?
Don't scientists nowadays connect to clouds or data cenceters for processing power?
You really don't need anything more but a decent computer to do scientific work... even most software are resources efficient or connect to other servers.
Do you think you're going to simulate the universe in your computer? lol
>>Don't scientists nowadays connect to clouds or data cenceters for processing power?
Yes, but for stupid bureaucratic reasons we have to spend $7k on a computer or else it goes away. Our campus has a cluster, but for reasons I don't know, we can't use it.
Something, something VR might need extra low-latency or something which can't be done in the cloud.
You generally have to do paper work* for using resources outside the department.
* You may have some small amount of "free" time, but this is often not enough for all the jobs you CBA doing paperwork for.
You need lots of RAM for calculations. Or else you need to spend time coding so there is enough RAM. I tried using a old laptop just for a little data science. And it was the RAM that gave me trouble.
You might also look into using cloud computing like amazon for example
no its not good you stupid motherfucker, nvidia has the scientific market cornered, so if you want sciency numbercrunching get the most expensive titan you can.
if you want vr get 2 titans, anything less won't do and you will be ridiculed by your colleagues when your shit gpu chokes on everything vr related you try like a young, overzealous faggot at a gangbang.
tl;dr GPU: nvidia only, 2 titans if possible.
it is gayming you retard, and titan is the only option to get middle groun between gayming and compute. 980ti would be a disaster in gpgpu scenario but great in gayman. So the titan line is the only option for op.
vr is about to explode this year so they won't be able to resist. And since he said noone knows shit about gpus its more likely they won't get into really heavy numbercrunching where error correcting hardware like in teslas would matter, and for everything else the titan will do fine. With 2 and directx12/open sores equivalent (as if anyone would be retarded enough to attempt realistic rendering on linucks) they're getting future-proofed real good.