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NVIDIA Maximus Fuels Workstation Revolution With Kepler Architecture

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NVIDIA today launched the second generation of its breakthrough workstation platform, NVIDIA Maximus, featuring Kepler, the fastest, most efficient GPU architecture.

The Maximus platform, introduced in November, gives workstation users the ability to simultaneously perform complex analysis and visualization on a single machine. Now supported by Kepler-based GPUs, Maximus delivers unparalleled performance and efficiency to professionals in fields as varied as manufacturing, visual effects and oil exploration.





Maximus initially broke new ground as a single system that handles interactive graphics and the compute-intensive number crunching required to simulate or render them -- resulting in dramatically accelerated workflows. With this second generation of Maximus, compute work is assigned to run on the new NVIDIA Tesla K20 GPU computing accelerator, freeing up the new NVIDIA Quadro K5000 GPU to handle graphics functions. Maximus unified technology transparently and automatically assigns visualization and simulation or rendering work to the right processor.

"With the parallel processing capabilities enabled by NVIDIA Maximus systems, we can now be 10 times more creative," said Alan Barrington, a designer at the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Center California. "With the NVIDIA Maximus-powered environment, we can continue to refine and improve our design, right up to the last minute. We can stay efficient and multitask. We no longer have to settle for less or to compromise on our creativity."

NVIDIA Maximus: Boosting Graphics and Compute
Powered by the Kepler architecture, the second generation of Maximus improves both the visualization and computation capabilities of the platform.

Key NVIDIA Quadro K5000 GPU features include:

● Bindless Textures that give users the ability to reference over 1 million textures directly in memory while reducing CPU overhead
● FXAA/TXAA film-style anti-aliasing technologies for outstanding image quality
● Increased frame buffer capacity of 4 GB, plus a next-generation PCIe-3 bus interconnect that accelerates data movement by 2x compared with PCIe-2
● An all-new display engine capable of driving up to four displays simultaneously with a single K5000
● Display Port 1.2 support for resolutions up to 3840x2160 @60Hz

Key NVIDIA Tesla K20 GPU features include:

● SMX streaming multiprocessor technology for up to a 3x performance per watt advantage
● Dynamic Parallelism and Hyper-Q GPU technologies for simplified parallel programming and dramatically faster performance

Transforming Workflows Across Industries, From Jet Engine Design to Seismic Analysis
Here are some examples of how Maximus is transforming workflows across industries:

● For the manufacturing and design industry, NVIDIA Maximus-powered workstations enable professionals to design without limits on size of assemblies, number of components, image quality, or resolution. Designers can use real-world physics, lighting, and materials during interactive design, and visualize with photo-realistic image quality.

"RTT DeltaGen offers custom features such as rapid raytracing, rendering and scalability, automated layer rendering, and computational fluid dynamics visualization and analysis," said Peter Stevenson, CEO, RTT USA, Inc. "Maximus second generation is remarkable, forward-thinking technology that will further empower our clients by providing them with the ability to do interactive design and simulation, which will accelerate their time to insight of their engineering data so they can make final design decisions even faster."

● For the media and entertainment industry, Maximus gives digital content creators more freedom and creative flexibility. Film editors and animators can work in real-time on their most challenging projects, create complex simulations and interactive visual effects, and work in 3D texture painting workflows without being constrained by a maximum number of textures.

Chaos Group provides state of the art rendering solutions for visual effects, film, media and entertainment, and design industries. V-Ray RT is a powerful, interactive raytracing render engine optimized for NVIDIA CUDA architecture that changes the way 3D artists and visualization specialists approach the lighting and shading setup.

"We're constantly working to ensure we create the best tools for customer workflows," said Lon Grohs, vice president, Business Development at Chaos Group. "Our CUDA based V-Ray plug-in for Maya is one of our latest developments to meet the needs of the most demanding VFX and film studios around the world, and with a Kepler-based NVIDIA Maximus system, 3D artists will spend less time waiting and more time being creative."

Home of some of the industry's most talented artists, a52 is an innovative visual effects studio located in Santa Monica, CA that has created many impressive effects through the seamless integration of 2D and photoreal CGI.

"We now have the opportunity to produce more iterations of color and lighting to get to where we want faster," said Chris Janney, VFX technical director, a52. "With faster turnaround, we can submit shots much sooner for client approvals. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend a Maximus setup particularly for artists working in V-Ray RT -- the time savings alone are significant, but it's also allowing our artists a better workflow in the creative process, without long pauses for renders. That is where the Maximus setup really helps our look development process."

● For geophysicists and seismologists, NVIDIA Maximus-powered workstations give more accurate data, in less time, on the location of oil and gas deposits around the world.

Paradigm is a global provider of analytical and information management solutions for the oil and gas and mining industries. Paradigm software enables users to locate new oil and gas reservoirs, create dynamic digital models of the earth's surface, and optimize production from new and existing reservoirs.

Its Paradigm 2011.1, a comprehensive application suite of exploration, development and production applications, provides accelerated computation of seismic trace attributes through use of NVIDIA Maximus technology.

"Paradigm software leveraging Maximus technology is an innovative implementation that enables seismic interpreters to calculate seismic trace attributes at their desktop in interactive or dramatically reduced times," said Laura Evins, product manager of seismic attributes, Paradigm. "This provides huge benefits to our oil and gas clients, as they can now more quickly recover structural or depositional features from seismic data. We believe the second generation of Maximus will accelerate their time to discovery even further, making our combined technology even more cost effective."

Availability and Pricing
Second generation NVIDIA Maximus-powered desktop workstations featuring the new NVIDIA Quadro K5000 ($2,249 MSRP, USD) plus the new NVIDIA Tesla K20 GPU ($3,199 MSRP, USD) will be available starting in December 2012. The NVIDIA Quadro K5000 will be available as a separate discrete desktop GPU starting in October 2012.

ISV Certifications and Support
Leading software vendors certify and support NVIDIA Maximus-powered workstations, including Adobe, ANSYS, Autodesk, Bunkspeed, Dassault Systèmes, MathWorks and Paradigm.

Workstation OEM Support
The world's leading workstation OEMs -- including HP, Dell, Lenovo, and Fujitsu, plus systems integrators such as BOXX Technologies and Supermicro -- will offer second generation NVIDIA Maximus-powered workstations.

● New NVIDIA Maximus-powered HP Z Workstations will include the HP Z420, Z620 and HP's ultimate workstation, the Z820.

"HP customers lead their industries, pushing the limits of technology to help bring consumers the next big blockbuster, alternative energy resources and medical advancements that would otherwise not be possible," said Jeff Wood, vice president, Worldwide Marketing, Commercial Solutions, HP. "This next generation of NVIDIA Maximus technology will provide the crucial horsepower and productivity demands of compute-intensive modern workflows, increasing productivity and ultimately ROI for our customers."

● New NVIDIA Maximus-powered Dell Precision T3600, T5600 and T7600 tower, and R5500 rack workstations will be available worldwide early next year.

"Dell Precision workstations with the second generation of NVIDIA Maximus make the promise of designing at the speed of thought a reality for creative and design professionals," said Efrain Rovira, executive director, Dell Precision Workstations. "NVIDIA's fast Kepler GPU architecture combined with our most powerful tower and rack workstations provides unprecedented visual design and simulation performance for our customers."

● New NVIDIA Maximus-powered Lenovo ThinkStation S30, D30, and C30 workstations will be available worldwide.

"Mission-critical design applications and simulation workflows are being accelerated like never before with NVIDIA Maximus technology," said Rob Herman, director of Product and Vertical Solutions, ThinkStation Business Unit. "With new, next generation NVIDIA Maximus-powered ThinkStations, users have even more parallel processing horsepower to boost their productivity, creativity, and time-to-market. Our customers can look forward to improved computing and visualization capabilities that empower them to achieve results faster than ever."

● New Fujitsu CELSIUS M720 and R920 NVIDIA Maximus-powered desktop workstations will be available in EMEA, India and Japan.

"With the next-generation of NVIDIA Maximus technology powering our Fujitsu CELSIUS desktop workstations, we continue to provide the most innovative technology for accelerating modern workflows that utilize high-performance 3D modeling, animation, real-time visualization, analysis, and simulation applications," said Dieter Heiss, vice president, Workplace Systems Product Development Group, at Fujitsu Technology Solutions. "These new systems will provide the highest levels of performance that professionals need."
 

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Availability and Pricing
the new NVIDIA Tesla K20 GPU ($3,199 MSRP, USD) will be available starting in December 2012.
that means the GK110... and sooner or later the GTX 7xx series that will also use it..
 
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Seems like hardware manifactures really run out of names these days...
 

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so can we expect GTX780 around december / jan 2013 now? :p
sometime Jan-Mar 2013 is likely.. unless nv changes its plans


Seems like hardware manifactures really run out of names these days...
and when they do they just add suffix / prefix to the existing names.. like K5000 >> "kepler"5000 to succeed the existing 5000??!
 
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I don't know how anyone translates all this mumbo-jumbo in this, as indicating it’s a GK100 foundation or that this signifies there’s going to be a “Big Kepler” offered to anyone other than corporate clients. While it could be, because saying “computation capabilities of the platform” and then later denotes “dramatically faster”…. given what we know from the GK104 that may point to something.

Here's what I read...
ability to simultaneously perform complex analysis and visualization on a single machine... With this second generation of Maximus, compute work is assigned to run on the new NVIDIA Tesla K20 GPU computing accelerator, freeing up the new NVIDIA Quadro K5000 GPU to handle graphics functions. Maximus unified technology transparently and automatically assigns visualization and simulation or rendering work to the right processor.
Sounds like two independent processors?
 
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^ maybe u should see this...
http://www.nvidia.com/content/tesla/pdf/NV_DS_TeslaK_Family_May_2012_LR.pdf

K10 - 2x GK104
K20 - 1x GK110
K5000- 1x GK104

GK110 being used in GTX 7xx series is just a common speculation since it showed up in nv material... it might be true or turn out as workstation exclusive chip - former is more likely as it is a big chip and nv probably wanted the 28nm process to mature before using it..

as for Maximus tech.. its not new.. its like Optimus tech(switch iGP & GPU) from nv.. in this case, it switches between 'design/graphics' & 'compute' process if the workstation has both Quadro(design) & Tesla(compute) cards.. kind of like a hybrid SLI..
 
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Knee-jerk reaction to the AMD announcement from earlier?

In any case, I call BS on that plane. With all the crud attached to it it won't even be able to take off.
 
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Knee-jerk reaction to the AMD announcement from earlier?

In any case, I call BS on that plane. With all the crud attached to it it won't even be able to take off.
A1- Sky Raider could.
 
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Knee-jerk reaction to the AMD announcement from earlier?

In any case, I call BS on that plane. With all the crud attached to it it won't even be able to take off.
lmao,
even those products still on their dream and will be released around next 4-5 months from now, meh..:wtf:
 
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Nv have a wide and varied customer base and stacks of cards will already be sold to existing customers.

What people think here is pretty much irrelevant.
 

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and this is were all the nvidia's big talk about how great kepler is comes to an end lol, amd's mid range chips offer better compute performance than nvidias best

http://semiaccurate.com/2012/08/07/amd-firepro-2012-lineup/
2.4 tf for pitcairn

http://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro-k5000.html#pdpContent=2
2.1tf for gk104

and pitcairn is a 212mm2 die while gk104 is a 300mm2 die
so even if nvidia does bring a big kepler chip it will still be behind unless they do a good deal of tweaking within the architecture, but then again, amd is doing the same thing
 
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So this card @ $2,249 MSRP, USD is suppose to compete against AMD FirePro W7000 @ $899 MSRP, USD.

Talk about a price premium...

Nvidia Quadro K5000
2.1 TFLOPs @ SP

AMD FirePro W7000
2.5 TFLOPs @ SP
 
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Can't wait for the GeForce parts. GK104 was/is good, but I want much faster single GPUs. This should do it.
 
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and this is were all the nvidia's big talk about how great kepler is comes to an end lol, amd's mid range chips offer better compute performance than nvidias best

http://semiaccurate.com/2012/08/07/amd-firepro-2012-lineup/
2.4 tf for pitcairn

http://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro-k5000.html#pdpContent=2
2.1tf for gk104

and pitcairn is a 212mm2 die while gk104 is a 300mm2 die
so even if nvidia does bring a big kepler chip it will still be behind unless they do a good deal of tweaking within the architecture, but then again, amd is doing the same thing
So this card @ $2,249 MSRP, USD is suppose to compete against AMD FirePro W7000 @ $899 MSRP, USD.

Talk about a price premium...

Nvidia Quadro K5000
2.1 TFLOPs @ SP

AMD FirePro W7000
2.5 TFLOPs @ SP
Yeah and a Fermi card with little more than 1 TFLOP pwns both, so maybe maximum theoretical TFLOPs are not the be all end all of computing. Get a clue...
 
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anyone notice that this card has small pcb like GTX 670?
 
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Just gotta say it, can't help it. The plane in that first image...impossible to fly with that much firepower on it. No way it could even get off the ground. WWI fighter planes in the background would chew it to pieces.
 
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Just gotta say it, can't help it. The plane in that first image...impossible to fly with that much firepower on it. No way it could even get off the ground. WWI fighter planes in the background would chew it to pieces.
That because video games and tech demonstrators always represent reality? Let me guess, you send a weekly email to Unigine to berate them about the the impossibility of floating islands.
Just for the record- the aircraft seems modelled on the Granville Brothers Gee Bee Model Z which first flew in 1931


The underwing missiles appear to be Raytheon AIM-9 Sidewinder (1956-present), and the accompanying biplanes (Hawker Hardy's?) have no offensive armament apparent. No doubt the pilots are all sporting non-realistic prosthetic appendages and phasers not set to "stun"

And just for the record, here's an A-1 Skyraider (as mentioned by TheMailman) with less than half it's stores pylons occupied. Similarly/heavier equipped Skyraiders recorded air-to-air dogfight kills against NVAF MiG-17 fighters during the Vietnam War.
And just to get us back on topic
So this card @ $2,249 MSRP, USD is suppose to compete against AMD FirePro W7000 @ $899 MSRP, USD.
Talk about a price premium...
Nvidia Quadro K5000
2.1 TFLOPs @ SP
AMD FirePro W7000
2.5 TFLOPs @ SP
Means little or nothing.
Case in point; My partner works at the my districts hospital- in the medical imaging department. She tells me that AMD did not even compete for the image computation contract. Not because they have don't have a graphics compute solution, but because the contract stipulates 24/7 support (on site as well as instant replacement of parts, 24/7 phone and guaranteed replacement stock for 3-5 years) and a coherant and all encompassing software enviroment...so along with the Tesla/Quadro heavy lifting required for MRI, CT, PET and SPECT (her area of expertise), Nvidia also gets the contract for hundreds of laptop GPU's that technicians/doctors/maintenance use - fixed workstation being largely phased out. Factor in inertia - how often big business upgrades its systems, retraining, and a reluctance to move away from technology/support which already delivers and you should be able to see that theoretical compute numbers mean sweet fuck all.

AMD are basically reinforcing that view. Look at AMD's WS card press release- I count SIX distinct references to "our competitor/competition" - worried much? AMD referenced one design win (Supermicro)- clearly, if AMD's solution (as opposed to GPU) was so much superior, surely they would be counting HP, Dell, Lenovo et al as already on board ?
 
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:wtf: Looks as GTX 670:twitch: less.Looks that nVidia wants to sell ass k104 GPU for best Keplar GPU unit for long as they can. AMD simply can not compete without regard to 7000 series ,egardless of the real more powerful GPU with drivers problems (50% increase teselera.!..).This is the real reason or not. I believe that the K110(80% more) certainly designed and tested to become more heated than K104 .. but that is the profit made ​​by the current model middlel class more important because it costs cheaper to produce GPU with fewer features and less downtime production. , But that simply waits micron technology to reduced to (18um) to solve overheating in the busiest of such high frequencies. Maybe they need to adjust the maker of 28 micron processors, which shields has better agreement with AMD. would be good to get the right answers. The official news is apsolutno vague and misleading. Europe GTX690 sales of € 1,050 which is approximately $ 1,250.I will not say that the GTX 680 GPU with k104 is not a good preforment.Give much more than we can expect in the forecasts (x3000DX11). But now I think that the INvidia team sat on their hands and count the money, that they will do so and has not improved design card or line drivers for many systems where perform SLI in games or with half the power rating (590GTX SLI ....), despite the growing use of thundrtbolt plugins can not find the path where nVidia design could easily put six outputs in one series. Thus, one can see all the thicker cards and unnecessarily capture adjacent slots which could be released by the installation of water block .In ATI so expensive card than the K5000 could such improvements have been completely taken for granted ATI is displayed with its W9000 model! (lacking only water block). Radiator and pump you certainly can afford to those who will have money for that expensive buy .O sorry that has accumulated so much but does not justify the price of this product. :toast:
 
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#22
Don't understand.

Just gotta say it, can't help it. The plane in that first image...impossible to fly with that much firepower on it. No way it could even get off the ground. WWI fighter planes in the background would chew it to pieces.
A-1 Sky Raider did and it shot down jets during Nam!



This one here is just a nice painting but it gives you an idea.



Anyway we better get back on topic. Just saying there are some pretty crazy things in the past we used.
 
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A-1 Sky Raider did and it shot down jets during Nam!.
Aye. MiG-17 kills by Skyraiders are confirmed for VA-25 (U.S. Naval Attack Squadron 25) flown by C Johnson and C.Hartmann, and VA-176 (flown by W.Patton) on 20 June 1965 and 9 Oct 1966 respectively. Both kills using 20mm cannon fire.

An ungainly appearance isn't an absolute indicator of effectiveness.
 
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#24
Quadro already running, while AMD can't make Firepro commercials for enormous power consumption.


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So this card @ $2,249 MSRP, USD is suppose to compete against AMD FirePro W7000 @ $899 MSRP, USD.


Firepro W9000 - $3,999.
 
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#25
Yeah and a Fermi card with little more than 1 TFLOP pwns both, so maybe maximum theoretical TFLOPs are not the be all end all of computing. Get a clue...
Waaaat? Were in the world do you get your info from? I'm yet to see a compute benchmark with Fermi beating gcn, unless an app is heavily optimized for cuda its very unlikely, anything opencl is amd for the win.
Theoretical compute figures demonstrate the peak computational ability in a perfect world I understand that point, but I'm aware that gcn is more efficient in general compute than anything NVIDIA has, if anything is holding their professional business back is probably their customer support, but considering the fact they waited this long to release these cards even though they had the designs readily and selling in the mainstream tells me they made sure stability and drivers were optimized, but that part is my optimistic assumption.