NVIDIA introduces new Tesla Preconfigured Cluster
NVIDIA and its partners announced the immediate availability of the Tesla GPU Preconfigured Cluster, a ready-to-power-up, off-the-shelf solution that enables researchers and IT managers to easily add GPU computing capabilities to their existing datacenter systems.
Tesla GPU Preconfigured Clusters provide up to 30 times the performance of CPU-only solutions, enabling IT managers to deploy smaller, more computationally dense systems. These consume substantially less power - which creates substantially lower costs - while still meeting the increasing demands of such applications as computational fluid dynamics, molecular dynamics, seismic processing and financial computing.
The increasing momentum being experienced by GPUs in the high performance computing segment today demonstrates a clear industry need for accessible computing solutions.
"There are 15 to 20 million engineers, scientists and researchers around the world struggling for time on supercomputers, which has led to a huge pent-up demand for computation," said Andy Keane, general manager of the Tesla business at NVIDIA. "With the launch of the Tesla Preconfigured Cluster, every one of them can easily deploy a GPU-powered supercomputing cluster that dramatically reduces their power consumption while still advancing the pace of their work."
Tesla Preconfigured Clusters consist of x86 CPU servers coupled with Tesla S1070 1U GPU systems. Configurations start at 16 Teraflops of performance, delivered by four Tesla S1070s, each containing four Tesla 10-series GPUs. All systems include host servers, infiniband switches, cabling and are fully customizable to suit individual customer needs.
When combined with NVIDIA's CUDA technology, the many-core architecture inside the Tesla S1070 can deliver the necessary performance required by applications as computational fluid dynamics, molecular dynamics, seismic processing and financial computing. Despite no word on pricing, the chip maker says that a number of its partners, including Microway, HPC Technologies, Silicon Mechanics and more, are currently offering Tesla Preconfigured Clusters.