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NVidia Enters Computer Business with 'Deskside Supercomputer

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Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:13 am

NVidia Enters Computer Business with 'Deskside Supercomputer'

NVidia today may have launched the stand-alone GPU-centric computer business all by its lonesome, with today's announcement of a kind of computer system specifically designed to mesh graphics processors together to perform rich math functions.

The goal of nVidia's new Tesla computer, if it can be believed, is nothing short of staggering: over 2,000 gigaflops - billions of floating-point operations per second - in a system that meshes together four GPUs in parallel, each of which contains not two, not four, but 128 pipeline processors. If this is true, nVidia has surged all the way into multi-teraflop territory with a device that fits into a 1U package. By comparison, a 4P dual-core Itanium-based server (eight cores total) registers about 45 gigaflops in recent LINPACK tests.

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Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:18 am

The question is, how much and is it really going to be feasible for a lot of people and/or businesses? And besides high math, wtf would you use it for?
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Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:15 am

They're not the only ones

http://inhd.engadget.com/2007/03/22/tya ... -shipping/

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=231

I'm sure Orion has been doing these cluster boxes for a while now.
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What is a gigaflop ?
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Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:20 am

Ally wrote:What is a gigaflop ?
A big disapointment? :D

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As a measure of computer speed, a gigaflop is a billion floating-point operations per second (FLOPS)
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A Petaflop is a Gigaflop x1000

Here you go

1x10^-24 up to 1x10^24

http://searchstorage.techtarget.com/sDe ... 08,00.html
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Can you imagine the games that thing could run?!?

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Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:26 am

So, here we are with a desktop supercomputer and what are we thinking about it? The games it can play?

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Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:19 am

What else would you use it for? :P
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Sat Jun 30, 2007 7:04 am

Hell yeah! Bring on the games!
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