I'm looking to use my GPU for non-graphical calculations (artificial life simulations) but ideally I would like to leave this running for weeks at a time, 24 hours a day.
Is there anything I should take into account before trying this? Is a GPU subject to overheating or shortening of its lifespan by continuous use?
What about the computer in general (it's a laptop in my case, but I'm interested in the differences in case it's worth me getting a desktop computer for this)? Will running the GPU non-stop place any strain on connected parts of the computer? Are there known problems that result from this?