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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.

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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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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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Quadro already running, while AMD can't make Firepro commercials for enormous power consumption.


[yt]-zy_nKGsB68[/yt]

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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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.