In my department each person gets a fixed amount of money to spend to buy a computing technology. Usually people here spends it on MacBooks and Apple screens. I bought myself a better laptop for less money and I am not planning to buy an additional screen either, therefore I still have some money in my budget to spend.
I can use some GPU power, however I don't have a working computer to put the card in (only a laptop). I can however, put it into my own (private) computer, and run GPU related jobs there. Can I do that?
The other option is to buy a whole new computer with the card in, which would cost more of the public money.
Of course I won't sell it, and give it back after the end of my contract, if they ask me to, however it would be probably obsolete at that point.