It’s actually worth running ChatGPT on a NAS – tech enthusiasts put an Nvidia RTX GPU into a 12-bay NAS, powered by an AMD EPYC CPU, and the results are surprising

If you’ve ever wondered what happens when you put a GPU in a NAS and run it AI, like a private ChatGPT, then Storage assessment has the surprising answer.

For the basis of his project, the site Jordan Ranous used QNAP’s TS-h1290FX, a 12 NVMe NAS powered by an AMD EPYC 7302P CPU and featuring 256GB of DRAM, 25GbE connectivity and plenty of PCI slots. He chose that NAS because it supports an internal GPU and has the ability to host up to 737 TB of raw storage.