We ended up in choosing the 5970 against the latest firestream for its better performance/money ratio. I would like to build a workstation for scientific purposes with 4 card HD 5970 in crossire configuration under Fedora core 12 64bit and I have some problem to solve in both hardware and software sides. I hope I will find a the right answer here.
does the most recent linux (64bit) driver spport 8 gpu's?
is there any architecture constrain? (e.g. max addressable GDDR5 ram, intel vs AMD mobo chipset)
The HD 5970 occupies 2 slot in thickness, hence It would require a motherboard with 4 pci-e 16X double spaced. I'm looking for both a solution with socket 775 and the new socket 1156.
I have the feeling that it is going that the case is going to be very hot, any suggestion?
Fast estimation tells me a need at least 1000W power supply, any suggestion about it?
I know that due to the number of questions this message can be a little off topic, I hope you don't mind if I post it here
Thanks for any help you can provide me