Tesla http://www.maximumpc.com/taxonomy/term/7935/ en Nvidia Introduces Tesla K20 GPUs as Efficient Speed Demons http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/nvidia_introduces_telsa_k20_efficient_speed_demons626 <!--paging_filter--><p><strong><a href="http://www.nvidia.com/page/home.html" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u69/tesla_k20_gpu.jpg" alt="Nvidia Tesla K20 GPU" title="Tesla K20" width="228" height="174" style="float: right;" />Nvidia</a></strong> today formally introduced its K20 GPU family, supposedly the highest performing and most efficient accelerators ever built. If you recall, these new GPUs were featured in Titan, the world's fastest supercomputer <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/worlds_fastest_supercomputer_truly_titan">that was unveiled</a> by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) a couple of weeks ago.</p> <p>Each of Titan's 18,688 nodes sports a Tesla K20X GPU accelerator, helping the system reach a performance record of 17.59 petaflops in the LINPACK benchmark.</p> <p><a href="http://nvidianews.nvidia.com/Releases/NVIDIA-Unveils-World-s-Fastest-Most-Efficient-Accelerators-Powers-World-s-No-1-Supercomputer-8b6.aspx" target="_blank">According to Nvidia</a>, the K20X provides tenfold application acceleration when paired with leading CPUs. It offers 3.95 teraflops single-precision and 1.31 teraflops double-precision peak floating point performance. The standard K20 isn't far behind, offering single- and double-precision peak floating performance of 3.52 teraflops and 1.17 teraflops, respectively.</p> <p>They're also energy efficient. Nvidia claims Tesla 20X accelerators deliver three times higher energy efficiency than previous generation GPU accelerators, further widening the efficiency advantage over CPUs. In large part because of the heavy reliance on Tesla 20X accelerators, Titan was able to achieve 2,145.77 megaflops of performance per watt, Nvidia says.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/files/u69/titan_0.jpg" alt="Titan Supercomputer" title="Titan" width="534" height="315" /></p> <p>The Tesla K20 family is shipping today and available for order from leading server manufacturers.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/113266473617484509826" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly">Facebook</a></em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/nvidia_introduces_telsa_k20_efficient_speed_demons626#comments gpu graphics Hardware k20 nvidia supercomputer Tesla News Mon, 12 Nov 2012 15:32:01 +0000 Paul Lilly 24487 at http://www.maximumpc.com Nvidia GPUs Helping To Send Lunar X Team's Rover To The Moon http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/nvidia_gpus_helping_send_lunar_x_teams_rover_moon <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/files/u138055/gpucompute-fermi.jpg" width="228" height="226" style="float: right;" />With CPU-integrated graphics upping their game and handling most casual gaming and HD video watching tasks without too many problems, AMD and Nvidia could find the bottom dropping out of the low-end discrete graphics market before long. The question is, how do the companies make up for it? One answer lies on the opposite end of the spectrum: high-end super-duper-computers often take advantage of the raw computational power of GPUs. That same processing efficiency is opening up new (final) frontiers -- Nvidia's helping a Lunar X team in their quest to go to the moon, Alice! </p> <p>Nvidia announced that the German "Part-Time Scientists" team -- best name ever, right there -- has begun using Nvidia Tesla GPUs in the command center for the Asimov lunar rover being built by the group. The GPUs will be used for a wide array of number-crunching activities, ranging from simulating mission scenarios and navigation techniques in preparatory exercises to actually monitoring the Asimov and processing its massive video feeds when it (hopefully) hits the giant hunk o' cheese in the sky. The team expects a five- to ten-time boost in video processing speeds thanks to the addition of the Nvidia GPUs.</p> <p>The team hopes to land the Asimov on the moon by 2015, and Google plans on doling out over $30 million to the first private groups that actually make it there. (Twenty-six teams are taking part in <a href="http://www.googlelunarxprize.org/">the Lunar X prize race</a>.) If you want to learn more about GPU computing and the wonders it's capable of, check out Loyd Case's awesome <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/state_gpu_computing_cpu_dead_yet?page=0,0">The State of GPU Computing: Is the CPU Dead Yet?</a></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/nvidia_gpus_helping_send_lunar_x_teams_rover_moon#comments cool gpu gpu computing lunar x nvidia Tesla News Tue, 27 Mar 2012 17:07:08 +0000 Brad Chacos 23001 at http://www.maximumpc.com Nvidia Hands Tesla Reins to Supercomputing Bigwig http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/nvidia_hands_tesla_reins_supercomputing_bigwig <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/files/u69/steve_scott.jpg" width="228" height="229" style="float: right;" />Steve Scott is an accomplished man. For the past 19 years, Scott's been working at Cray, where he served as vice president and CTO for the past 6 years. Prior to that, he was the chief architect of the Cray X1 scalable vector supercomputer and helped design several other Cray systems, including the XT, XE, and "Cascade" systems. Scott holds 27 U.S. patents in a variety of geeky areas (cache coherences and scalable parallel architectures to name just two), and is now bringing all that brain power to Nvidia.</p> <p>Nvidia appointed the 45-year-old former CTO of Cray as CTO for its Tesla business unit. Going forward, Scott will be responsible for Tesla's roadmap and architecture as it applies to high performance computing (HPC).</p> <p>"There are few people on the planet thath ave Steve's deep system level understanding of high performance computing," <a href="http://pressroom.nvidia.com/easyir/customrel.do?easyirid=A0D622CE9F579F09&amp;version=live&amp;prid=787003&amp;releasejsp=release_157&amp;xhtml=true">said Bill Daily</a>, Nvidia's chief scientist. "Steve's decision to join Nvidia is a resounding endorsement that GPU accelerated computing is the future of HPC. He will play a central role in architecting the world's most powerful supercomputers."</p> <p>This is a big hire for Nvidia as it tries to promote GPUs in supercomputers. Nvidia's GPUs are used in China's Tianhe 1A, the second fastest supercomputer on the planet according to <a href="http://www.top500.org/">Top500</a>, and are key to the chip maker's plans to make exascale supercomputing a <a href="http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/120609/20110309/nvidia-supercomputing-gpus-tesla.htm">reality by 2018</a>.</p> <p>Iamge Credit: Nvidia</p> http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/nvidia_hands_tesla_reins_supercomputing_bigwig#comments business Hardware nvidia steve scott Tesla News Thu, 11 Aug 2011 14:35:33 +0000 Paul Lilly 19858 at http://www.maximumpc.com In Russia, Supercomputers Start with GPU! http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/russia_supercomputers_start_gpu <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/files/u69/russia_supercomputer.jpg" width="228" height="150" style="float: right;" />With the Cold War a thing of the past, Russian scientists are free to concentrate their efforts on projects other than the space race and building a stockpile of nuclear arms. These days Russian scientists are studying computationally heavy topics like global climate change, ocean modeling, post-genomic medicine, and galaxy formation, and they're tapping into Nvidia's Tesla GPUs to do the heavy lifting.</p> <p>Mosco State University, for example, just upgraded its Lomonsov supercomputer with 1,554 Nvidia Tesla X2070 GPUs coupled with an identical number of quad-core processors. According to Nvidia, Lomonsov delivers 1.3 petaflops of peak performance, making it the No. 1 supercomputer in Russia and one of the fastest in the entire world.</p> <p>"Our research requires enormous computation resources, and we need to deliver this performance as efficient as possible," <a href="http://pressroom.nvidia.com/easyir/customrel.do?easyirid=A0D622CE9F579F09&amp;version=live&amp;releasejsp=release_157&amp;xhtml=true&amp;prid=767897">said Victor Sadovnichy</a>, academician, Rector of Moscow State University. "The only way for us to achieve these twin goals is with a hybrid GPU/CPU based system."</p> <p>That's just fine by Nvidia, which points out that GPUs deliver high performance per watt. And it isn't just Russia that's jumping on board with GPU computing. The National Supercomputing Center in Tianjin, China, recently <a href="http://blogs.nvidia.com/2011/06/chinas-investment-in-gpu-supercomputing-begins-to-pay-off-big-time/">announced</a> that they built Tianhe-1A, the world's fastest supercomputer based on Nvidia Tesla GPUs, while supercomputing giant Cray <a href="http://www.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/2011-05-24/cray_unveils_its_first_gpu_supercomputer.html">unveiled</a> its first GPU supercomputer last month running -- what else? -- Tesla hardware.</p> <p>Image Credit: Nvidia</p> http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/russia_supercomputers_start_gpu#comments gpu Hardware nvidia russia supercomputer Tesla News Fri, 17 Jun 2011 13:34:53 +0000 Paul Lilly 19073 at http://www.maximumpc.com Tesla CEO Predicts Auto Industry will be Fully Electric by 2030 http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/tesla_ceo_predicts_auto_industry_will_be_fully_electric_2030 <!--paging_filter--><p>Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk isn't buying into the theory that the world will end in 2012. How do we know that? Because the ambitious CEO is making some bold predictions for the next two decades.</p> <p>According to Musk, long range vehicle battery backs will be ultra affordable by 2020, and if you find that hard to believe, get this. By 2030, Musk predicts that all cars sold in America will be electric, egmCarTech.com <a href="http://www.egmcartech.com/2011/01/21/tesla-ceo-by-2030-the-only-cars-sold-in-america-will-be-electric-cars/">reports</a>.</p> <p>Musk's time-frame might be overly optimistic, but it's understandable given his company's desire to push electric vehicles. Tesla plans to unveil the Model X SUV later this year, which will be followed by an affordable electric sedan priced around $30,000.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/files/u69/electric_car.jpg" width="405" height="303" /></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/tesla_ceo_predicts_auto_industry_will_be_fully_electric_2030#comments auto automobile electric Hardware maximum tech Tesla News Tue, 25 Jan 2011 14:04:56 +0000 Paul Lilly 16826 at http://www.maximumpc.com Nvidia Powers Amazon's New Cloud-based GPU Super Computing Service http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/nvidia_powers_amazons_new_cloud-based_gpu_super_computing_service <!--paging_filter--><p>With more than a little help from Nvidia, Amazon hopes to bring supercomputing to the masses through a new Elastic Computer Cloud (EC2) offering called "Cluster GPU Instances."</p> <p>By "masses," we're referring to enterprises and start-ups, not everyday Joes looking to run Crysis or improve their Folding@Home score (go <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=32&amp;t=78341">Team 11108</a>). Amazon's new Cluster GPU Instance is a server with two quad-core Intel Xeon X5570 processors, two Nvidia Tesla M2050 GPUs (Fermi), 22GB of memory, 1.7TB of storage, and a 10Gb/s Ethernet connection, <a href="http://aws.typepad.com/aws/2010/11/new-ec2-instance-type-the-cluster-gpu-instance.html">Amazon's Jeff Barr said</a>.</p> <p>"With Amazon Cluster GPU Instances, our customers now have the power of high performance computing, the efficiency and speed of GPUs, and the highly scalable and affordable cloud environment our customers have come to expect fro Amazon Web Services (AWS)," <a href="http://pressroom.nvidia.com/easyir/customrel.do?easyirid=A0D622CE9F579F09&amp;version=live&amp;releasejsp=release_157&amp;prid=686140">said Peter De Santis</a>, GM of Amazon EC2. "We're excited to help our customers access the raw power of GPU technology and look forward to the innovation this will enable."</p> <p>Using all that GPU power can be tricky, but Nvidia says hundreds of applications have already been ported to the Nvidia CUDA architecture, making it easy for programmers to dive right in.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/files/u69/nvidia_tesla.jpg" alt="" width="397" height="297" /></p> <h5 style="text-align: left;">Image Credit: Nvidia</h5> http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/nvidia_powers_amazons_new_cloud-based_gpu_super_computing_service#comments amazon cloud ec2 elastic computer cloud gpu graphics Hardware nvidia supercomputer Tesla News Mon, 15 Nov 2010 15:27:37 +0000 Paul Lilly 15633 at http://www.maximumpc.com Nvidia'sTesla GPU Selected for HP Workstation http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/nvidiastesla_gpu_selected_hp_workstation <!--paging_filter--><p>Nvidia on Tuesday announced that Hewlett Packard's flagship Z800 workstation computer is configurable with up to two Nvidia Tesla GPUs.</p> <p>&quot;The adoption of Tesla GPUs is the fastest of any new processor technology in the history of HPC,&quot; <a href="http://www.nvidia.com/object/io_1249274041436.html">said Andy Keane</a>, general manager of Tesla business at Nvidia. &quot;We are delighted to see a leader such as HP begin to ship Tesla GPU-enabled systems into the market and to help accelerate the work of their customers.&quot;</p> <p>Nvidia's Tesla GPUs <a href="http://news.softpedia.com/news/NVIDIA-039-s-Tesla-GPUs-Now-Power-HP-Z800-Workstation-118271.shtml">differ from standard graphics chips</a> in that Tesla is built using the company's massively parallel CUDA architecture, featuring 240 cores per processor. Tesla-based hardware solutions are designed for CAD/CAM,CE, computational finance, computational fluid dynamics, geographic information services, imaging, life sciences, and other high performance tasks.</p> <p>In addition to up to two Tesla GPUs, HP's Z800 <a href="http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20090804PR203.html">comes configurable </a>with an Intel Xeon 5500 quad-core processor, Intel 5520 chipset, 4MB or 8MB of processor cache, and up to 192GB of DDR3-1333 memory. </p> <p align="center"> <img src="/files/u69/HP_Z800.png" width="405" height="250" /></p> <p><span style="font-size: xx-small">Image Credit: HP </span></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/nvidiastesla_gpu_selected_hp_workstation#comments gpu graphics Hewlett Packard hp nvidia Tesla videocard News Fri, 07 Aug 2009 21:30:10 +0000 Paul Lilly 7318 at http://www.maximumpc.com Nvidia, Super Micro Boast 12x Performance Gain in Tesla-Based Server http://www.maximumpc.com/nvidia_super_micro_boast_12x_performance_gain_teslabased_server <!--paging_filter--><div style="text-align: center"><img src="/files/u58308/Nvidia-SuperMicro_6016T-GF-TM2.jpg" width="415" height="260" /></div> <p>Nivida and Super Micro have worked together in order to <a href="http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/42652/135/">create</a> a 1U server that ties together the power of massively parallel Tesla GPUs with multi-core CPUs. The system is said to deliver 12 times the performance of a traditional quad-core CPU-based 1U server.</p> <p> The SuperServer 6016T-GF-TM2 is on display at Computex this week. “Our new Tesla GPU-based SuperServer 6016T-GF Series delivers a much higher performance-per-watt and per-rack than any other 1U solution in the market today,&quot; said Don Clegg, Super Micro‘s Vice President of Marketing. &quot;This 2-Teraflop SuperServer meets the most demanding enterprise data center requirements for reliability and manageability.&quot;</p> <p> Reportedly, Brazilian energy company Petrobras has already installed a cluster of 190 Tesla GPUs and is seeing a 5x to 20x improvement over their previous, multi-core CPU-based clusters. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: xx-small">Image Credit: Nvidia, Super Micro </span></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/nvidia_super_micro_boast_12x_performance_gain_teslabased_server#comments gpu Hardware nvidia server Super Micro Tesla Tue, 02 Jun 2009 21:01:56 +0000 Andy Salisbury 6487 at http://www.maximumpc.com Dell "Personal Supercomputers" Now Available With Nvidia Tesla GPUs http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/dell_personal_supercomputers_now_available_with_nvidia_tesla_gpus <!--paging_filter--><div style="text-align: center"><img src="/files/u58308/Nvidia_Tesla-GPU-Card.jpg" width="415" height="205" /></div> <p>To those looking for another venue to get their very own supercomputer, you’re in luck! Nvidia has recently announced that their CUDA-based Tesla C1060 GPU is available in Dell’s <a href="http://search.dell.com/results.aspx?s=gen&amp;c=us&amp;l=en&amp;cs=&amp;k=nvidia+c1060&amp;cat=prod&amp;x=8&amp;y=8">Precision</a> R5400, T5500 and T7500 workstations effective immediately.</p> <p> If you’re worried that just one of these GPUs isn’t enough to handle your hardcore needs, worry not – just one C1060 has enough power to control the main system of the European Extremely Large Telescope project (reportedly the world’s largest). According to Jeff Meisel with National Instruments, a workstation “equipped with a single Tesla C1060 can achieve near real-time control of the mirror simulation and controller, which before wouldn't be possible in a single machine without the computational density offered by GPUs.&quot;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: xx-small">Image Credit: Nvidia </span></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/dell_personal_supercomputers_now_available_with_nvidia_tesla_gpus#comments consumer electronics CUDA gpu Hardware nvidia precision supercomputer Tesla News Thu, 07 May 2009 21:27:48 +0000 Andy Salisbury 6242 at http://www.maximumpc.com