Wednesday, June 20th 2007

NVIDIA Unveils Tesla GPU Computing Processor

NVIDIA today announced Tesla, a new class of processors based on a revolutionary new graphics processing unit (GPU). Under the Tesla brand, NVIDIA will offer a family of GPU computing products that will place the power previously available only from supercomputers in the hands of every scientist and engineer. The Tesla family of GPU computing solutions span PCs to large scale server clusters.


The new family includes:
  • NVIDIA Tesla C870 GPU Computing Processor, a dedicated computing board that scales to multiple Tesla GPUs inside a single PC or workstation. The Tesla GPU features 128 parallel processors, and delivers up to 518 gigaflops of parallel computation. The GPU Computing processor can be used in existing systems partnered with high-performance CPUs.
  • NVIDIA Tesla S870 Deskside Supercomputer, a scalable computing system that includes two NVIDIA Tesla GPUs and attaches to a PC or workstation through an industry-standard PCI-Express connection. With multiple deskside systems, a standard PC or workstation is transformed into a personal supercomputer, delivering up to 8 teraflops of compute power to the desktop.
  • NVIDIA Tesla D870 GPU Computing Server, a 1U server housing up to eight NVIDIA Tesla GPUs, containing more than 1000 parallel processors that add teraflops of parallel processing to clusters. The Tesla GPU Server is the first server system of its kind to bring GPU computing to the datacenter.
Pricing and Availability
For more NVIDIA Tesla product information, including a list of officially certified host systems and authorized partners, please visit: nvidia.com/tesla.Source: NVIDIA
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22 Comments on NVIDIA Unveils Tesla GPU Computing Processor

#1
a111087
i want to play Doom 2 on it :D
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#2
mandelore
by: a111087
i want to play Doom 2 on it :D
:roll:
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#3
15th Warlock
Does it come with Tesla Coils included? :D
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#4
Steevo
Does it have enough precision to run F@H finally?
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#5
xvi
Haven't these been out for a while?

It's basically a render farm, isn't it?
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#6
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
Yea ATi did it with Air Force Flight Sims.

One of my friends has one on base with 30 x800s running it it.
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#7
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
can you imagine running gameson these processors?
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#8
Dippyskoodlez
by: 15th Warlock
Does it come with Tesla Coils included? :D
psh.

Just make your own.
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#9
Sasqui
Yea, Sun makes these too... if MS doesn't support compiling, it won't be mainstream for a while - unless it really is light years ahead.
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#12

The greatest scientist ever, just checkout all his inventions/theories that were actually put into practice literally hundreds upon hundreds (if not thousands) of Tesla patents, unbelievable.
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xvi
by: WarEagleAU
can you imagine running games on these processors?
It probably wouldn't run very well. I don't know many FireGL and Quadro gamers.

Speaking of which, what's the difference between the Desktop Telsa and a FireGL or Quadro?
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#14
magibeg
In a lot of cases there really isn't much of a difference at all, the greatest difference is usually in the drivers.
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#15
tkpenalty
Hmm... a compact 3U rackmount... but crap thing is its only half...
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#16
Bret
So the C870 is an 8800 GTX.
Ans the D870 is eight 8800 GTSs.
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#17
DanTheBanjoman
Señor Moderator
I read about this some time ago, I recall it basically being GPU's used as coprocessors much like using them for physics and folding and such. Basically it's the software you're buying here. I wonder if there are any uses for us home users.
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#18
olstyle
That´s "just" G80 in multi-SLI, no new GPU as Nvidia suggests ist is ;).
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#19
Wile E
Power User
by: DanTheBanjoman
I read about this some time ago, I recall it basically being GPU's used as coprocessors much like using them for physics and folding and such. Basically it's the software you're buying here. I wonder if there are any uses for us home users.
That's my question as well. That's a whole lot of fpu power.
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#21
Ben Clarke
by: a111087
i want to play Doom 2 on it :D
No no no nooo.... don't be stupid... it won't have enough power :D
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#22
AT-2500
hehe... want some prices?
The Tesla S870, D870 and C870 carry an MSRP of $12,000, $1,499 and $7,500, respectively.
and:
The Tesla S870 consumes up to 800-watts of power and fits into a stackable 1U chassis.
wooohoooo




source: dailytech
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