Wednesday, September 22nd 2010

Cray Builds Supercomputer Blades with Tesla 20 Series GPU Compute Processors

NVIDIA's Tesla 20 series GPU compute processors have made their way into CRAY's latest supercomputer, the XE6. In these, Tesla units are installed into blades, which are networked using Cray's fast Gemini system-interconnect increasing the throughput, or efficiency of these GPUs in HPC applications. "The combination of new Gemini system interconnect - paired with NVIDIA's Tesla - will provide XE6 a powerful combination of scalability and production-quality, GPU-based high performance computing (HPC) in a single system," said Cray VP Barry Bolding. According to him, the supercomputing giant's move to adopt Tesla into its blade systems (which populate the high-end segment) is after seeing the technology mature on the company's mid-range and deskside systems. Bolding noted that the company will collaborate further with NVIDIA in advancing GPU compute processors for HPC applications.

Source: TG Daily
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11 Comments on Cray Builds Supercomputer Blades with Tesla 20 Series GPU Compute Processors

#1
Completely Bonkers
Cray seems to be a bit behind the curve given yesterday's news. Shouldnt they be using Fermi, and not Tesla units, for the blades? And shouldn't they also say with the announcement that Kepler blades will be available from Q2 2011? ie. buy Cray backbone today, test it with a couple of Fermi blades during 2010, and then upgrade and expand with Kepler next year?

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#2
Benetanegia
Oh, they are using Fermi. It's just that someone at Nvidia likes to create confusion with the names. Tesla means two different things

- Tesla (as seen in the chart) is the compute architecture inside GT200 (and maybe in G80).

- Tesla as mentioned in the article is the family of GPUs dedicated to HPC, just like geforce is for gaming cards and Quadro is the professional graphics card.
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#3
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
dayum that is going to be one hella frikken powerfull supercomputer. whoever buys these should be pretty pleased with next gen Tesla GPU's and so on.

folders dream machine :P
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#4
aquariuz
I'm waiting for someone to make that one statement. We all know what that is ;)
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#5
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
^Post it for an infraction.
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#6
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
by: aquariuz
I'm waiting for someone to make that one statement. We all know what that is ;)
... in software rendering mode
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#7
tkpenalty
Can it run...






crysis






lalalalalalala
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#8

Darent say it . . .
#10
pantherx12
by: btarunr
^Post it for an infraction.
But can it run Crysis!?
















More than worth it :laugh:
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#11
Techtu
I just can't take this thread seriously with these post's :roll:
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