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NVIDIA Unveils World's Fastest, Most Efficient Accelerators

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NVIDIA today unveiled the NVIDIA Tesla K20 family of GPU accelerators, the highest performance, most efficient accelerators ever built, and the technology powering Titan, the world's fastest supercomputer according to the TOP500 list released this morning at the SC12 supercomputing conference.

Armed with 18,688 NVIDIA Tesla K20X GPU accelerators, the Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tenn. seized the No. 1 supercomputer ranking in the world from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Sequoia system with a performance record of 17.59 petaflops as measured by the LINPACK benchmark.

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Some serious hardware we have here.
 
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so they had to disable a SMX in teh server version huh, maybe its because they're running it passively.
 
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so when we get to see GK110 based geforce?
IMHO never. I think that it's quite obvious that Kepler gaming parts suck in compute (compared to Fermi) but are good in gaming. I imagine that in GK110 they only went for compute performance.

But like I said, this is the way I see it.
 

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For anyone wondering here is the website for the Titan, its a cool computer wish I could use just one rack...

Quote: The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) is home to Titan, the world's most powerful supercomputer for open science with a theoretical peak performance exceeding 20 petaflops (quadrillion calculations per second). That kind of computational capability—almost unimaginable—is on par with each of the world's 7 billion people being able to carry out 3 million calculations per second. Image courtesy Oak Ridge National Laboratory


 
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IMHO never. I think that it's quite obvious that Kepler gaming parts suck in compute (compared to Fermi) but are good in gaming. I imagine that in GK110 they only went for compute performance.
But like I said, this is the way I see it.
There are bound to be GPU's that don't fit within the voltage/wattage (225-235W) spec for Tesla - and likely Quadro. I could quite easily see Nvidia putting a out a limited (availability) GeForce SKU with those parts, if only for PR purposes.

Estimates for gaming performance put the GK110 at around fifty percent greater of the GK104. Assuming that the 15% speedup for GK114 and HD8900 series over the present parts holds true -likely given die/TDP/wafer cost constraints - a GK110 GeForce would make a compelling marketing tool (esp. if the GK114 falls short of a HD 8970's performance).
 
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It's funny how this one card holds much more computing power than the fastest supercomputer of the time 17 years ago had. (1310 Gflops of this card vs 614 Gflops peak of the fastest supercomputer at the time)

Makes me realize how much power we have at our hands these days...
 
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With all these Press Release about "Titan" you'd think there would be a mention of the people who built the darn thing.

CRAY Inc. :respect:

Just saying...