Can the PS5 GPU be leveraged for training models?


Although the cloud exists and is recommended, I would love to have a GPU for local development.
While I was considering building a new rig, I wondered, I have a PlayStation 5 which already has a good GPU… why can’t it be leveraged to train DL models?
Theoretically I don’t see why it shouldn’t be possible. But I’m not sure about the practical aspects.

My questions are:

  1. Does it even make sense?
  2. If it does, how feasible would it be?
  3. Has anybody already done something like that?

I understand that the PS5 GPU is from AMD and even the normal AMD GPUs aren’t recommended right now, I’m still curious to know thoughts on it.

this is an interesting question.
first, you’d need to jailbreak the ps5 and load linux onto it.
then you’d need ROCm or some other library to run on this particular hardware. since it’s niche, I don’t think it’d have good support. they do sell AMD BC-250 cards that are ps5 chips, i know somepeople run ubuntu on them but they mine crypto on them so you may be able to do it but a free tier kaggle or colab notebook is way faster to get up and running.

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