Could I use Convolutional Neural Network in Neural Network toolbox with GPU card of capabilty less than 3.0

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Image Category Classification Using Deep Learning example did not work with my Quadro 4000 card. It required GPU card with CUDA 3.0 or higher. Is it possible to adjust the code to use GPU card with lower capability?

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Ben Tordoff
Ben Tordoff on 12 May 2016
Hi Serghei, I'm afraid the answer is no. Neural Network Toolbox uses NVIDIA's cuDNN library for running Convolutional Neural Networks on the GPU and this library has always required a device with compute capability 3.0 or higher. As you have discovered, the Quadro 4000 is compute capability 2.0. Nearly all NVIDIA GPUs released since mid-2012 have compute capability 3.0 or higher.
Chan  Yao Jun
Chan Yao Jun on 30 Jul 2016
Hi, im facing the similar problem. The GPU in my laptop is GT540M and it has a compute capability of 2.1 only. Is there any other possible ways to run Convolutional Neural Networks in my laptop?

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