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Primeur weekly 2012-04-30

Desktop Grids

SDSC's Trestles supercomputer speeds clean energy research

The Cloud

Customers worldwide choose Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management in the Cloud

AMD selects HP for Cloud data centre

GREE selects Oracle's Sun ZFS storage appliance, Oracle Solaris 11 on Sun x86 server for data analysis

Chico's FAS chooses HP Converged Infrastructure to increase employee productivity, and cut costs

Fujitsu releases software supporting the utilization of big data

World's largest genomics institute announces affordable, Cloud-based DNA sequencing service accelerated by NVIDIA GPUs

LA Net adopts Emerge.MD's Cloud based telehealth solution to enable clinical collaboration

EC OPTIMIS Project to release first open source toolkit for Cloud providers

EuroFlash

PRACE to issue Call for Participation in PRACE Scientific Conference 2012 on June 17, 2012 at ISC'12 in Hamburg

CGW'12 to issue Call for Papers

Russia's largest state-owned bank, Vnesheconombank, acquires equity stake in supercomputer manufacturer, T-Platforms

Strong business growth in first quarter for Bull

The final frontier: space centre launch facility chooses projectiondesign

Data mining opens the door to predictive neuroscience

PRACE to issue Call for Participation in PRACE Scientific Conference 2012 on June 17, 2012 at ISC'12 in Hamburg

CGW'12 to issue Call for Papers

Russia's largest state-owned bank, Vnesheconombank, acquires equity stake in supercomputer manufacturer, T-Platforms

Strong business growth in first quarter for Bull

New computer techniques speed up drug research

New NLeSC Open Call for Converging Sciences

USFlash

Terascala announces $14 million Series B funding round led by strategic partner consortium

Cray agrees to sell interconnect hardware sssets to Intel

Cray reports strong first quarter 2012 results

12 companies join Stanford and Berkeley to launch new Open Networking Research Center

Terascala announces $14 million Series B funding round led by strategic partner consortium

Cray agrees to sell interconnect hardware sssets to Intel

Cray reports strong first quarter 2012 results

DataDirect Networks selected to support NCSA's Blue Waters supercomputer

Valence Health heals growing pains with high-performance analytics from SAS and HP

AMD and Adobe Creative Suite 6 innovate with OpenCL and GPU acceleration

Canada's St. John Ambulance chooses HP to revive ailing storage network

IBM launches PowerLinux solutions to help customers increase efficiency and insights

NVIDIA unveils GeForce GTX 690 - Dual graphics card combines world's fastest gaming performance with sleek, sexy design

iBridge selects Oracle's Pillar Axiom 600 storage system as the foundation for its new secure data centre

Emerson Network Power rugged processing blade now verified by Cisco for secure unified communications in federal and defense applications

Physicists benchmark quantum simulator with hundreds of qubits

HP unveils enhancements to HP-UX for HP Integrity Systems

IBM advances Big Data analytics with acquisition of Vivisimo

Oracle beats NetApp results on SPECsfs2008 NFS benchmark at less than half the price and sets two-node world record

NVIDIA unveils GeForce GTX 690 - Dual graphics card combines world's fastest gaming performance with sleek, sexy design

28 Apr 2012 Shanghai - NVIDIA has launched the GeForce GTX 690, the world's fastest consumer graphics card - with a bold industrial design to match. Powered by dual Kepler architecture-based GeForce GPUs, the GTX 690 is meticulously designed - inside and out - to deliver the most refined, elegant and smooth PC gaming experience possible.

The surprise announcement was made by NVIDIA CEO and co-founder Jen-Hsun Huang during his keynote address at the NVIDIA Game Festival in Shanghai, which is being attended by more than 6,000 gamers from across China.

Engineered to reach a new threshold in gaming performance, the GTX 690 also looks the part. Its array of innovative technologies is complemented by sleek materials that contribute to the exotic design of the card, including:

  • An exterior frame made from trivalent chromium-plated aluminum, providing excellent strength and durability
  • A fan housing made from a thixomolded magnesium alloy, which offers excellent heat dissipation and vibration dampening
  • High-efficiency power delivery with less resistance, lower power and less heat generated using a 10-phase, heavy-duty power supply with a 10-layer, two-ounce copper printed circuit board
  • Efficient cooling using dual vapour chambers, a nickel-plated finstack and centre-mounted axial fan with optimized fin pitch and air entry angles
  • Low-profile components and ducted baseplate channels for unobstructed airflow, minimizing turbulence and improving acoustic quality

The GTX 690 is powered by a total of 3,072 NVIDIA CUDA cores, all working to deliver awesome gaming performance for ultimate gaming setups. Designed for the discriminating gamer and ultra-high-resolution, multimonitor NVIDIA Surround configurations, the GTX 690 delivers close to double the frame rates of the closest single GPU product, the GTX 680. Plus, it is more power efficient and quieter when compared to systems equipped with two GTX 680 cards2 running in NVIDIA SLI configuration.

"The GTX 690 is truly a work of art - gorgeous on the outside with amazing performance on the inside", stated Brian Kelleher, senior vice president of GPU engineering at NVIDIA. "Gamers will love playing on multiple screens at high resolutions with all the eye candy turned on. And they'll relish showing their friends how beautiful the cards look inside their systems."

The GTX 690 graphics card is designed using GeForce GPUs based on NVIDIA's 28-nanometer Kepler architecture, following the introduction late last month of the GTX 680.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 GPU will be available in limited quantities starting May 3, 2012, with wider availability by May 7, 2012 from NVIDIA's add-in card partners, including ASUS, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Inno3D, MSI, Palit and Zotac. Expected pricing is $999.
Source: NVIDIA

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-04-30

Desktop Grids

SDSC's Trestles supercomputer speeds clean energy research

The Cloud

Customers worldwide choose Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management in the Cloud

AMD selects HP for Cloud data centre

GREE selects Oracle's Sun ZFS storage appliance, Oracle Solaris 11 on Sun x86 server for data analysis

Chico's FAS chooses HP Converged Infrastructure to increase employee productivity, and cut costs

Fujitsu releases software supporting the utilization of big data

World's largest genomics institute announces affordable, Cloud-based DNA sequencing service accelerated by NVIDIA GPUs

LA Net adopts Emerge.MD's Cloud based telehealth solution to enable clinical collaboration

EC OPTIMIS Project to release first open source toolkit for Cloud providers

EuroFlash

PRACE to issue Call for Participation in PRACE Scientific Conference 2012 on June 17, 2012 at ISC'12 in Hamburg

CGW'12 to issue Call for Papers

Russia's largest state-owned bank, Vnesheconombank, acquires equity stake in supercomputer manufacturer, T-Platforms

Strong business growth in first quarter for Bull

The final frontier: space centre launch facility chooses projectiondesign

Data mining opens the door to predictive neuroscience

PRACE to issue Call for Participation in PRACE Scientific Conference 2012 on June 17, 2012 at ISC'12 in Hamburg

CGW'12 to issue Call for Papers

Russia's largest state-owned bank, Vnesheconombank, acquires equity stake in supercomputer manufacturer, T-Platforms

Strong business growth in first quarter for Bull

New computer techniques speed up drug research

New NLeSC Open Call for Converging Sciences

USFlash

Terascala announces $14 million Series B funding round led by strategic partner consortium

Cray agrees to sell interconnect hardware sssets to Intel

Cray reports strong first quarter 2012 results

12 companies join Stanford and Berkeley to launch new Open Networking Research Center

Terascala announces $14 million Series B funding round led by strategic partner consortium

Cray agrees to sell interconnect hardware sssets to Intel

Cray reports strong first quarter 2012 results

DataDirect Networks selected to support NCSA's Blue Waters supercomputer

Valence Health heals growing pains with high-performance analytics from SAS and HP

AMD and Adobe Creative Suite 6 innovate with OpenCL and GPU acceleration

Canada's St. John Ambulance chooses HP to revive ailing storage network

IBM launches PowerLinux solutions to help customers increase efficiency and insights

NVIDIA unveils GeForce GTX 690 - Dual graphics card combines world's fastest gaming performance with sleek, sexy design

iBridge selects Oracle's Pillar Axiom 600 storage system as the foundation for its new secure data centre

Emerson Network Power rugged processing blade now verified by Cisco for secure unified communications in federal and defense applications

Physicists benchmark quantum simulator with hundreds of qubits

HP unveils enhancements to HP-UX for HP Integrity Systems

IBM advances Big Data analytics with acquisition of Vivisimo

Oracle beats NetApp results on SPECsfs2008 NFS benchmark at less than half the price and sets two-node world record