Is it possible to install a NVIDIA Geforce card in a Dell R710 or R5400 Dual Xeon system? The server itself is certified only for Quadro systems.
I don't desire the added rendering or memory from the quadro, nor do I desire the steep price increase for a comparable quadro card. I only want a strong card for running processing on for processing services on the server.
The first key issue is clearance. The R710 reports that it can take a full length PCIE x16 card up to 9.5" however Dell allows for the Quadro 6000 that has a reported length of 9.75 inches--so Dell is maybe able to extend that 9.5" limit a bit.
The second issue is drivers. I will probably have to use Server 2008 (although I'd love to use Windows 7) and it's not clear that NVIDIA will enjoy installing Geforce drivers.
Has anyone been able to make this happen?