Nvidia Launches Tesla Supercomputer, up to 960 Cores for $10,000

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Queenof1

what are we going do tonight?

Try and take over the world!

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Nimise08

It does not use 4 GTX280s it uses 4 TeslaC1060s($1,700 Each)

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Keith E. Whisman

Oh, well I was just speculating. Do these cards use the same 200series GPU's but with more ram and different drivers and bios and stuff? The stream processor count just makes me extremely suspicious.

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jvc08

comparing it to a normal pc... how fast is it?

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Keith E. Whisman

If the 960cores are the Stream processors in 4 Geforce GTX280 video cards then it's probably as fast as the DM2008 or maybe a little faster depending on the bench mark. I doubt that this machine comes with anything more than a quad core cpu. It's emphesis is on the CUDA meaning the GPUs though. So it's fast but I bet it's about the same as DM08 and I bet it didn't cost anywhere near 10,000dollars to manufacture.

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Germ

Blah blah blah... we all know the real question is, "Will this play the WotLK Expansion Pack"...

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s3th

960 Core i7 extremes overclocked and in turbo mode lol. I wanna see some benchmarks for this beast, and put this baby in a Oil Case for maximum cooling. Surely to god that many cores would have to run at unbeleivable temperatures, its like the sun in your computer case lmao.

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Keith E. Whisman

960 cores that sounds like 4x Geforce GTX280 video cards. A motherboard with 4 X16 PCIX 2.0 slots populated with 4 GTX280 video cards installed and a 1.5tb hard drive and a dvd burner makes a super computer running as CUDA.  

 

So a GTX280 video card costs about $400bucks and 4 of those is about $1600dollars or so and say at least 4gigs or more of ram anywhere from $50 - $200dollars depending on if it's DDR3 or DD2.

And the latest Quad Core Extreme CPU from Intel around about $1000 dollars.

Figure $400 dollars for a motherboard and chipset that will without question come with integrated crappy audio. 

Somehow that doesn't come close to $10,000 Dollars. perhaps that not so interesting case makes up the difference. 

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billysundays

edit the shit outa it

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AndyYankee17

alright, I'll ask. How fast are these cores? 940 cores doesn't mean anything if they working at 1 mhz.

 

core count by itself means nothing. 

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viper11287

# of Tesla GPUs - 4
# of Streaming Processor Cores - 960(240 per processor)
Frequency of processor cores - 1.4GHz
Single Precision floating point performance(peak) - 4.147 TFlops (>1TF per GPU)
Double Precision floating point performance(peak) - 345.6 GFlops
Total Dedicated Memory - 16GB
Memory Interface - 512-bit
Memory Bandwidth - 408GB/sec
Max Power Consumption - 800W

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AndyYankee17

so it's not a supercomputer, its a really nice box? that we could all go build ourselves?

 

 

I call false advertising. 

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billysundays

"Admittedly reasonable 10 large" is an understatement. How the hell is that possible. That's cheaper than this year's Dream Machine. Slap in LucidLogix's Hydra technology and we could have framerates in the thousands at unbelievable resolutions, or ray traced rendered games and believable, rich physics. You could finally make Crysis cry and beg for mercy.

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marudd2002

 So does this mean we can finally set Crysis above medium without getting single digit frame rates on tiny 20 inch monitors? wow. maybe in another 10 years we can actually put Crysis on it's highest settings on a 30 inch screen and get over 30 fps. I know it sounds crazy, but you never know right?

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Fanboys are annoying. Price/Performance is top priority. Patience=Awesome.

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theevilghost_casper

Say hello to my new gaming rig! Now will anyone lend me $10,000 :) ?

-Casper The Ghost

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