Tuesday, March 13th 2012

HPC Advisory Council to Create NVIDIA GPU Development Center

The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing (HPC) research, outreach and education, today announced a new NVIDIA GPU-based HPC development center. The new center is part of the HPC Advisory Council's High Performance Center, and will provide remote access to the HPC community free of charge for developing, testing and benchmarking the next generation of HPC applications.

The Center will provide developers with the ability to test their HPC applications on NVIDIA Tesla M2090 GPUs, the world's most powerful parallel processors. Designed from the ground up for HPC, computational science and supercomputing, NVIDIA's Tesla M2090 GPUs provide 512 CUDA cores with 665 gigaflops of peak performance to accelerate even the most demanding computationally intensive workloads.

"The new Center will enhance the HPC Advisory Council's activities, and we're grateful to NVIDIA for their support and collaboration in making this possible," said Gilad Shainer, Chairman of the HPC Advisory Council. "The new Center will enable free remote access to application developers, benchmarking, and various research activities based on the world-leading HPC processor."

"Researchers need an easy way to benchmark their models on the growing number of GPU-accelerated applications before making a buying decision," said Sumit Gupta, director of Tesla business at NVIDIA. "The new Center provides a valuable resource to help developers optimize their codes for GPUs, and ensure that applications will perform precisely as advertised."
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