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NVIDIA Introduces NVIDIA Quadro Plex

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  1. malware New Member

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    NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today ushered in a new era of advanced visualization for the professional graphics market with the introduction of the NVIDIA Quadro Plex 1000, the world's first dedicated Visual Computing System (VCS).

    By delivering an order-of-magnitude increase in levels of productivity and capability for advanced visualization, the NVIDIA Quadro Plex offers advanced scalability in a sleek desktop or dense 3U rackmount configuration for demanding professional applications such as those powering multiple streams of 4K high-definition video, 3D styling and design, scientific and medical visualization, oil and gas exploration, or visual simulation and training.

    Featuring NVIDIA SLI™ multi-GPU technology, the NVIDIA Quadro Plex is an external visual compute system delivering:
    • Massive density of up to 20x when compared to traditional GPU solutions
    • Performance of up to 80-billion pixels/sec and seven billion vertices/sec
    • Resolutions as high as 148 megapixels on 16 synchronized digital-output channels and eight HD SDI channels
    • Scalability beyond current solutions, offering multiple configurations ranging from a single system to a cluster to further scale system ability
    NVIDIA Quadro Plex 1000 is compatible with an officially certified set of x86 32- and 64-bit Intel and AMD processors running Windows and Linux operating systems. See www.nvidia.com/quadroplex for a list of compatible systems. NVIDIA Quadro Plex is planned to be certified on all industry-leading applications and ship in September 2006, with prices starting at $17,500 (US).


    What NVIDIA Partners are Saying

    "The NVIDIA Quadro Plex addresses a real need for geoscientists as it allows standard workstations and servers to drive high-performance large-scale visualization configurations," says Nicholas Purday, Manager of Geological and Geophysical Technologies Solutions at Landmark, a brand of Halliburton's Drilling, Evaluation and Digital Solutions Division. "The combination of Landmark's GeoProbe® software, which is configurable to take full advantage of multi-GPU/multi-display configurations, and NVIDIA Quadro Plex will enable geoscientists to interpret their data at its highest resolution, without losing sight of the regional context."

    "Seeing the new NVIDIA Quadro Plex running Google Earth is an astounding visual experience," said Michael Jones, chief technologist, Google Earth, Maps and Local. "This extreme level of performance and resolution takes the viewer from visual simulation to emotional reality, showing the Earth in its full detail and glory. Google Earth and the NVIDIA Quadro Plex are a perfect pair—powering a new world of imagination."

    "The new NVIDIA Quadro Plex is the ideal graphics enabling technology for Aechelon's flight simulator solutions," said John Quinn, CEO of Aechelon Technology. "Together, with unrivaled image quality and performance from NVIDIA, we can deliver advanced scalability on virtually any platform, enabling ultra high-resolution, eye-limiting displays, which are absolutely required for our most demanding users."

    "The NVIDIA Quadro Plex offers unprecedented graphics power for advanced visualization on today's workstations," says Tom Coull, CEO of ModViz. "Our VGP software system combined with the Quadro Plex lets professional 3D visualization applications take full advantage of the Quadro Plex multi-GPU architecture, achieving optimal performance through the transparent division and distribution of rendering tasks. NVIDIA Quadro Plex VCS and VGP working together redefine professional 3D graphics on a workstation."

    Source: NVIDIA
     
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  2. t_ski

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    What I'm wondering is:

    So could you possibly hook up to of these to on SLI rig and have eight GPU's total ripping apart 3dMark? What's tens of thousands of dollars for a GPU going to do for your rig... :)
     
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    oooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....

    i do a ton of 3ds max work, and it takes FOREVER to render anything.

    i need one of these..........
     
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    eehhh, that things pretty interesting, id like to put some Phase on it and OC it.
     
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    Hmmm Wiz u think they will send one to you for a review :rockout:
    If that happens maybe we could have a contest for it :toast: (wishful thinking)
     
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    Holy crap!:eek:
     
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    $17,500 is overpriced. The Model II is basically 2 x GeForce 7950GX2 SLI, but with the name Quadro slapped onto it and a higher price tag.
     
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    I bet they are remarked 7900gx2's in a box with special drivers. :D
     
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    well, it is part of the quattro line, so pro gfx dudes are going to buy it. just because of the name.

    they most likely get better support too (they better, if its a $17,000 device!)
     
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    I hasn't seen this thing yet, anyone has?
     
  11. Random Murderer

    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    youre wrong, its 4x Quadro 5500's, and it costs 16,600 now that a few months have passed..
    it's NOT meant for gaming at ALL. these are high-end rendering cards.
     
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    What does it score on 3dmark06?
     

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