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CUDA. Performance increases. GPUs. NVIDIA. Tesla Compute Cluster. Somehow or another, all of those are interconnected in NVIDIA's latest announcement, in which they have revealed Parallel Nsight support for Visual Studio 2010 along with up to 300% performance boosts in CUDA toolkit libraries. The announcement really boils down to two new versions of industry-leading development tools: Parallel Nsight and the CUDA Toolkit.  If you aren't aware, Parallel Nsight is described as the "only integrated development environment for creating GPU-accelerated applications for a range of desktop and supercomputing platforms," and version 1.5 now includes support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, Tesla... Read more...
NVIDIA isn't just a graphics company. Many only think of the company's GPU line, which is certainly their most forward segment in the industry. But they're also a software company, and they also make all sorts of other hardware (like the 3D Vision kit for example). They also operate in the high performance computing space.  Recently, the Tesla Personal Supercomputer made its debut, and clearly the company has a mind to create even more robust supercomputer systems. DARPA, the U.S. Defense Department's research and development arm, just granted NVIDIA with a huge gift, and a huge responsibility. $25 million is headed the company's way, and it will be working with Cray, Inc., Oak Ridge National... Read more...
At the time of this writing, the FTC's investigation into Intel's alleged monopolistic abuses is on hold as the government attempts to negotiate a settlement with the CPU and chipset manufacturer. If these negotiations don't result in a deal by July 22, the case returns to court, with arguments currently scheduled to begin on September 15. Intel is no stranger to these sorts of lawsuits; between AMD and the EU, the CPU giant has been battling such allegations for years. The lawsuit between NV and Intel, however, rests on different points than the AMD/Intel allegations. Here, the battle is over whether or not Intel's already-negotiated agreements with NVIDIA give the latter permission to produce... Read more...
Back in late September of last year, NVIDIA disclosed some information regarding its next generation GPU architecture, codenamed "Fermi". At the time, actual product names and detailed specifications were not disclosed, nor was performance in 3D games, but high-level information about the architecture, its strong focus on compute performance, and broader compatibility with computational applications were discussed. We covered much of the early information regarding Fermi in this article. Just to recap some of the more pertinent details found there, the GPU codenamed Fermi will feature over 3 billion transistors and be produced using TSMC's 40nm processes. If you remember, AMD's RV870, which is... Read more...
Back in late September of last year, NVIDIA disclosed some information regarding its next generation GPU architecture, codenamed "Fermi". At the time, actual product names and detailed specifications were not disclosed, nor was performance in 3D games, but high-level information about the architecture, its strong focus on compute performance, and broader compatibility with computational applications were discussed.We covered much of the early information regarding Fermi in this article. Just to recap some of the more pertinent details found there, the GPU codenamed Fermi will feature over 3 billion transistors and be produced using TSMC's 40nm processes. If you remember, AMD's... Read more...
It's hard to pin down exactly what cloud computing is—the term is as vaporous as its proverbial namesake—but to date, the majority of cloud computing applications have emphasized storage, group collaboration, or the ability to share significant amounts of information with specific groups of people. In business IT, the concept of renting server power from IBM or Sun could be seen as a type of cloud computing. To date, there's been no push to make GPU power available in a cloud computing environment—but that's something NVIDIA hopes to change. The company announced version 3.0 of its RealityServer today, the new revision sports hardware-level 3D acceleration, a new rendering engine (iray), and... Read more...
If you've followed the early announcements concerning Fermi, NVDIA's next-generation GPU architecture, you should already be aware that the new GPU core is both an evolution of the existing GT200 architecture and a significant new design in its own right. NVIDIA made it clear early on that they weren't going to be talking about GeForce products at the conference this year, but instead have discussed Fermi as a Tesla successor and future high-end engine primed to drive the GPGPU industry.  So that's 16 times 32...carry the four... While it carries many of the same features as the GT200 series, Fermi is distinctly its own animal. NVIDIA's Fermi whitepaper describes the new architecture... Read more...
If you've followed the early announcements concerning Fermi, NVDIA's next-generation GPU architecture, you should already be aware that the new GPU core is both an evolution of the existing GT200 architecture and a significant new design in its own right. NVIDIA made it clear early on that they weren't going to be talking about GeForce products at the conference this year, but instead have discussed Fermi as a Tesla successor and future high-end engine primed to drive the GPGPU industry.  So that's 16 times 32...carry the four... While it carries many of the same features as the GT200 series, Fermi is distinctly its own animal. NVIDIA's Fermi whitepaper describes the new architecture... Read more...
NVIDIA has begun to disclose some information regarding its next generation GPU architecture, codenamed "Fermi". Actual product names or specifics were not disclosed just yet, nor was performance in 3D games, but high-level information about the architecture and its strong focus on compute performance and broader compatibility with computational applications were discussed.The GPU codenamed Fermi will feature over 3-billion transistors and be produced using TSMC's 40nm processes. If you remember, AMD's new RV870 is 2.15 billion transistors and is also manufactured at 40nm, so Fermi will be significantly larger and more expensive to produce. Fermi will be outfitted with more than double the number... Read more...
NVIDIA has built its brand and reputation as a GPU designer since the company was founded in 1993, but recent comments by the company have implied that it believes platforms like Tegra and ION will be key revenue generators in the future. We've previously discussed NVIDIA's ongoing emphasis on the GPU as a massively parallel processor capable of handling workloads and programs far outside the realm of video games, but to date, reviewers and analysts alike have treated Tegra as more of a side project than a future core competency.   The two core components of NVIDIA's mobile strategy: ION and Tegra  Given how difficult the last twelve months have been for NVIDIA, it's easy to wonder... Read more...
NVIDIA announced today that it has reached an agreement with HP to offer Tesla GPU's as an option to the HP Z800 workstation. NVIDIA launched Tesla several years ago as part of its attempt to broaden the perceived usefulness of its products (and the usefulness of GPUs in general). The driving force behind CUDA (and to some extent, GPU physics) has been the company's steadfast claim that massively parallel GPUs are capable of a level of efficiency (in terms of performance-per-watt) and scaling that's an order of magnitude higher than anything a CPU-based solution might hope to deliver. GPUs, in other words, are kind of a big deal. "The adoption of Tesla GPUs is the fastest of any new processor... Read more...
Computex is just now kicking off in earnest over in Taiwan, and already NVIDIA is pushing out some rather significant server news. From the show floor in Taipei, the GPU maker is announcing the immediate availability of a new class of server that combines massively parallel Tesla GPUs with multi-core CPUs in a single 1U rack-mount server. According to the company, this setup delivers 12x the performance of a standard quad-core CPU-based 1U server.Supermicro is deemed the first to market with this device, and it's on hand to demonstrate the Tesla-powered SuperServer 6016T-GF-TM2 at the Nangang Upper Exhibition Hall. Don Clegg, Vice President of Marketing at Supermicro, was rather pleased with... Read more...
Look out, world -- the supercomputer just got personal. For the longest while, NVIDIA had been pushing its potent Tesla GPU technology as the stuff that was tailor made for crunching atmospheric pattern data and renders in a new motion picture. Thanks to Dell, however, all that power can now arrive on your doorstep. Starting today, NVIDIA's Tesla C1060 GPU Computing processor, based on the CUDA architecture, can be ordered in Dell's Precision R5400, T5500 and T7500 workstations.Greg Weir, senior manager, Dell Product Group, didn't hold anything back when stating that these machines, combined with the Tesla, is "putting the power of supercomputing on the desktop." Bold words, for sure. There's... Read more...
It's still far, far away from production (Q3 2011, best case scenario), but Tesla Motors is looking to turn the automotive industry on its side. Not that said industry isn't already upside-down, but we digress. The company has just revealed its stylish 4 door sports sedan, the Model S. The vehicle is 100% electric and can purportedly travel up to 300 miles on a full charge. We're told that it can be fully recharged in around four hours, but a 45 minute "quick charge" option should give you enough power to get home from a night out on the town.What's somewhat ironic, however, is that Tesla is waiting on funds from the government that it has essentially mocked in order to make this beauty a reality.... Read more...
We’ve got an in-depth look at NVIDIA’s latest lineup of Tesla products based on their new 10-series GPU that you’ve seen also driving their new line desktop cards today. The 10-series chip, an offshoot of the desktop GT200, is massive boasting 240 processing elements (nearly 2x its predecessor), 1.4 billion transistors (again, close to double), and close to 1 teraflop of peak single-precision processing power (you guessed it—twice that of the C870 board).Go now, see things, learn, get your geek on.... Read more...
When you visit NVIDIA’s Web site and hit the Products drop-down menu, a long list of the company’s offerings scrolls down in front of you—impressive for an organization that originally found notoriety by designing the fastest desktop display adapters.Graphics processors for the desktop, workstation, and server space still dominate NVIDIA’s portfolio. But it’s also involved in notebooks, handhelds, software development, and more recently, high-performance computing.For the uninitiated, high-performance computing (or HPC) has historically involved leveraging large clusters, which are used to crunch applications or algorithms demanding massive horsepower. Physics calculations, weather forecasting,... Read more...
NVIDIA Announces Tesla GPU Computing Soluitons for HPC Revolutionary NVIDIA Tesla™ high performance computing (HPC) solutions arm scientists, engineers and other technical professionals with the power to solve previously unsolvable problems. A dedicated, high performance GPU computing solution, Tesla brings supercomputing power to any workstation or server and to standard, CPU-based server clusters. Key elements include: Industry's first massively multi-threaded architecture with a 128-processor computing core World's only C-language development environment for the GPU A suite of developer tools (C-compiler, debugger, performance profiler, optimized... Read more...
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