Triple- Or Quad-display Single-card Graphics Solutions

Home » CentOS » Triple- Or Quad-display Single-card Graphics Solutions
CentOS 3 Comments

So, after some discussion of our new control workstations, we are iterating in on a solution; we are looking at a 1U short-depth SuperMicro SuperServer 5017R-MF with a graphics card in the PCI-Ex16 expansion slot. However, the display requirements have increased to 3 or more monitors for future expansion, so I was wondering whether anyone had any experience with triple- or quad-display single card solutions. Thus far, I have found two promising solutions:

NVidia NVS 510 or 450
Matrox M-series M9138 or M9148

Both these solutions claim to have Linux support, but I was wondering if anyone had any experience with them in CentOS 6.4? And if there were any other solutions I had overlooked?

Thanks,
-G.

3 thoughts on - Triple- Or Quad-display Single-card Graphics Solutions

  • I have an nVidia 510 in a Dell Optiplex 9010, small form factor computer using CentOS 6.4. It works well with the standard nouveau driver.

    I used to use Matrox M9140 cards, but that requires the Matrox proprietary driver which, at the time (April 2013), had not been updated to install on CentOS 6.4. Perhaps by now it has.

    However, I like the NVS 510 and I’ll use them in the future.

    Is the NVS 450 card one or two GPUs? If two, you’ll have two video cards and you’ll probably have to stitch the monitors together with xinerama.

    Matrox M-series M9138 or M9148

    As an amateur astronomer, I’m a little envious. However, I probably wouldn’t do well at 2380 m altitude.

  • Dale Dellutri wrote:
    monitors

    Or you can use the proprietary, which builds nicely.

    I wouldn’t – try either the nVidia control panel, or xrandr.

    mark

LEAVE A COMMENT