NVIDIA Tesla GPU Computing Solutions Become Mainstream as Number of GPU Optimized Applications Soars
NVIDIA Corporation, inventor of the GPU, today announced that the Tesla™ C1060 GPU Computing processor, based on the massively parallel CUDA™ architecture, is now available in Dell Precision R5400, T5500 and T7500 workstations.
“The Dell Precision R5400, T7500 and T5500 together with the Tesla GPU computing processors is putting the power of supercomputing on the desktop,” said Greg Weir, senior manager, Dell Product Group. “We have seen early praise for the efforts of both Dell and NVIDIA to bring an economical high-performance computing solution to the most demanding customers.”
“National Instruments is developing the control system for the European Extremely Large Telescope project, which upon completion will be the world’s largest. To tackle this computational challenge, we developed a CUDA interface with LabVIEW to simulate and control the M1 mirror consisting of 984 individual segments,” said Jeff Meisel product manager for LabVIEW at National Instruments. “A Dell workstation equipped with a single Tesla C1060, can achieve near real-time control of the mirror simulation and controller, which before wouldn’t be possible in a single machine without the computational density offered by GPUs.”
Another community sure to benefit from the mass market availability of this technology is the computational researcher. Based in the world’s leading research schools such as Harvard, Cambridge or Tokyo Institute of Technology, these researchers fight for time on a shared supercomputing resource that consumes hundreds of kilowatts of power and costs millions of dollars to build and maintain. Dell Precision Workstations enabled with Tesla GPUs give each of these researchers their own “personal supercomputer” – the equivalent computing power of a cluster, at 1/100th of the price.
CUDA applications actively in use today by these researchers and organizations include:
|Oil and gas|
|Computational Chemistry and Molecular Dynamics:|
|Bio-Informatics and Life Sciences:|
|Financial Computing and Options Pricing:|
|Medical Imaging, CT, MRI:|
|Electrodynamics and Electromagnetics|
|Electronic Design Automation|
For more information on the Dell Precision Workstation line, visit www.dell.com. For more information on NVIDIA Tesla products, visit www.nvidia.com/object/tesla_computing_solutions and for more information on applications written for the CUDA architecture, visit www.nvidia.com/cuda.