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Primeur weekly 2013-11-25

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Xyratex announces ClusterStor 9000 ...

Univa Corporation and Penguin Computing announce reseller agreement ...

SysFera-DS Version 4.0 for HPC management improves remote visualization and extends Cloud support ...

Supermicro debuts powerful 4U 8x GPU SuperServer optimized for the new NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerator ...

NVIDIA launches world's fastest accelerator for supercomputing and Big Data analytics ...

Numascale shared memory cluster set to unlock massive data sets and ease HPC programming at University of Oslo and throughout Europe ...

HP drives clients to TOP500 list of fastest supercomputers ...

IBM ranked no. 1 on the Graph500 supercomputing list ...

University of Reims Romeo supercomputer ranked 5th of the Green500 list ...

SGI supports new NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerators delivering 10x performance ...

Mellanox Connect-IB FDR InfiniBand adapters with NVIDIA GPUDirect RDMA technology provide superior GPU-based cluster performance ...

Adaptive Computing introduces Moab Task Manager to increase efficiency of short computing jobs ...

DataDirect Networks Web Object Scaler to provide a multi-PB storage Cloud to enable collaborative data sharing across Florida research universities ...

KALRAY announces world's first hyper-scalable 1000+ cores MIMD processor architecture for next generation exaflop supercomputers ...

IBM and NVIDIA to supercharge corporate data centre applications and next-generation supercomputers ...

Research institutions push the boundaries of supercomputing with Dell ...

Scientists "burst" supercomputing record with bubble collapse simulation ...

UK Atomic Weapons Establishment advances science-based programme with SGI supercomputers ...

Argonne and RIKEN sign MOU in support of petascale computing ...

Penguin Computing updates densest GPU compute solution with NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerators ...

International networks to aid global research collaborations in climate, bioinformatics and computer science ...

Convey Computer to OEM Dell servers to accelerate data intensive applications for data centres ...

Mellanox Connect-IB FDR InfiniBand adapters accelerate Purdue University's supercomputer to petascale-class performance ...

Penguin Computing announces world's densest X86 supercomputers that leverage OCP designs ...

The Cloud

Altair announces general availability of Display Manager ...

Cloud Software Programme published a definitive guide to success in the Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

New BOINC installer includes VirtualBox ...

EuroFlash

Open Knowledge promotes fast, creative innovation across sectors ...

Cray awarded $30 million contract to expand the Cray XC30 supercomputer at the High Performance Computing Center of University of Stuttgart ...

CSC deploys an energy-efficient Bull supercomputer ...

Scientists from Forschungszentrum Juelich announce the successful installation of a first Blue Gene Active Storage system worldwide ...

Launch of E-Biothon, a networked platform for the acceleration and advancement of bioinformatics research ...

Database consulting company MonetDB Solutions for Big Data newest spin-off CWI ...

Altair raises the bar for secure HPC workload management ...

USFlash

The University of Tsukuba in Japan puts Cray CS300 cluster supercomputer into production ...

SGI and Extreme Networks partner to bring high performance Big Data and Hadoop solutions ...

Cray adds NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerators to its complete line of supercomputing systems ...

Cray introduces framework for Hadoop enabling the Cray XC30 supercomputer for scientific Big Data ...

INCITE grants awarded to 59 computational research projects ...

TotalView provides open early access of massive scale debugging ...

SGI supports new NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerators delivering 10x performance

18 Nov 2013 Denver - SGI has made available NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerators in fully managed and integrated solutions across its entire server product line.

The NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerator is the first and highest-performance accelerator optimized for Big Data analytics and large-scale scientific workloads. It delivers double the memory and up to 40 percent higher performance than its predecessor, and 10 times higher performance than today's fastest CPU. Completely integrated and tested in SGI's manufacturing facility, the solutions include SGI Management Center software and options including Performance Suite to enable customers to be productive in just hours, as opposed to weeks. SGI customers in financial services, academia and homeland security continue to see significant performance improvements using NVIDIA Tesla accelerators. Example applications are edge trading in financial services, weapons testing, seismic wave applications at Princeton University, along with Sendai Nation College of Technology using SGI with Tesla for electromagnetic field analysis. Swinburne University is another SGI customer that has continued to leverage the NVIDIA Tesla technology for astrophysics research.

"With the assistance of NVIDIA and the Kepler GPU accelerators, the Swinburne supercomputers from SGI have proven to be excellent research tools in areas of astronomy, ranging from simulations of the dynamical evolution of the universe to the processing of data collected from radio telescopes", stated Dr. Jarrod Hurley, manager of Swinburne University's supercomputer.

"NVIDIA's accelerators enable our customers to realize significant improvements in processing performance", stated Bill Mannel, general manager, Compute at SGI. "Accelerator-based HPC solutions feature intelligent NVIDIA GPU Boost technology, which converts power headroom into a user-controlled performance boost, enabling our customers to unlock the untapped performance of a broad range of applications to address compute and Big Data challenges."

Based on the NVIDIA Kepler computing architecture, the NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerator provides 2,880 CUDA parallel processing cores, 4.29 teraflops single-precision and 1.43 teraflops double-precision peak floating point performance, 12GB of ultra-fast GDDR5 on-board memory and a memory bandwidth of 288 GB/s.

The accelerators are powered by NVIDIA CUDA, the world's most pervasive parallel computing platform and programming model, and take advantage of innovative technologies like Dynamic Parallelism and Hyper-Q to boost performance and power efficiency. "The Tesla K40 GPU accelerator is designed to bring extreme performance to the industry's broadest range of scientific, engineering, HPC and enterprise Big Data analytics", stated Sumit Gupta, general manager of Tesla Accelerated Computing Products at NVIDIA. "SGI's new Tesla accelerator-enabled servers provide researchers with unique architectures and application capabilities, and a powerful and flexible platform upon which customers can innovate."

NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerators are available in the following SGI platforms:

  • SGI UV 2000, with scalability out to 64 TB of coherent main memory for in-memory GPU, the UV 2000 can support up to 16 NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPUs
  • Dense Rackable servers, featuring the dense C1104G or C2110G servers for up to 4 NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPUs in a single server
  • The Rackable C2108 and UV 20 servers that offer larger memory and I/O footprints and up to 2 NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPUs vs. typical dual-socket servers
  • In less dense configurations, NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPUs can be hosted in an SGI ICE X fabric via Rackable service nodes
All SGI UV and Rackable solutions are available and shipping today. Specific support for NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPUs varies with the platform. Limited numbers of NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerators can be configured in ICE X solutions via specialty nodes today as well.
Source: Rackable Systems

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-11-25

Special

Xyratex announces ClusterStor 9000 ...

Univa Corporation and Penguin Computing announce reseller agreement ...

SysFera-DS Version 4.0 for HPC management improves remote visualization and extends Cloud support ...

Supermicro debuts powerful 4U 8x GPU SuperServer optimized for the new NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerator ...

NVIDIA launches world's fastest accelerator for supercomputing and Big Data analytics ...

Numascale shared memory cluster set to unlock massive data sets and ease HPC programming at University of Oslo and throughout Europe ...

HP drives clients to TOP500 list of fastest supercomputers ...

IBM ranked no. 1 on the Graph500 supercomputing list ...

University of Reims Romeo supercomputer ranked 5th of the Green500 list ...

SGI supports new NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerators delivering 10x performance ...

Mellanox Connect-IB FDR InfiniBand adapters with NVIDIA GPUDirect RDMA technology provide superior GPU-based cluster performance ...

Adaptive Computing introduces Moab Task Manager to increase efficiency of short computing jobs ...

DataDirect Networks Web Object Scaler to provide a multi-PB storage Cloud to enable collaborative data sharing across Florida research universities ...

KALRAY announces world's first hyper-scalable 1000+ cores MIMD processor architecture for next generation exaflop supercomputers ...

IBM and NVIDIA to supercharge corporate data centre applications and next-generation supercomputers ...

Research institutions push the boundaries of supercomputing with Dell ...

Scientists "burst" supercomputing record with bubble collapse simulation ...

UK Atomic Weapons Establishment advances science-based programme with SGI supercomputers ...

Argonne and RIKEN sign MOU in support of petascale computing ...

Penguin Computing updates densest GPU compute solution with NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerators ...

International networks to aid global research collaborations in climate, bioinformatics and computer science ...

Convey Computer to OEM Dell servers to accelerate data intensive applications for data centres ...

Mellanox Connect-IB FDR InfiniBand adapters accelerate Purdue University's supercomputer to petascale-class performance ...

Penguin Computing announces world's densest X86 supercomputers that leverage OCP designs ...

The Cloud

Altair announces general availability of Display Manager ...

Cloud Software Programme published a definitive guide to success in the Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

New BOINC installer includes VirtualBox ...

EuroFlash

Open Knowledge promotes fast, creative innovation across sectors ...

Cray awarded $30 million contract to expand the Cray XC30 supercomputer at the High Performance Computing Center of University of Stuttgart ...

CSC deploys an energy-efficient Bull supercomputer ...

Scientists from Forschungszentrum Juelich announce the successful installation of a first Blue Gene Active Storage system worldwide ...

Launch of E-Biothon, a networked platform for the acceleration and advancement of bioinformatics research ...

Database consulting company MonetDB Solutions for Big Data newest spin-off CWI ...

Altair raises the bar for secure HPC workload management ...

USFlash

The University of Tsukuba in Japan puts Cray CS300 cluster supercomputer into production ...

SGI and Extreme Networks partner to bring high performance Big Data and Hadoop solutions ...

Cray adds NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerators to its complete line of supercomputing systems ...

Cray introduces framework for Hadoop enabling the Cray XC30 supercomputer for scientific Big Data ...

INCITE grants awarded to 59 computational research projects ...

TotalView provides open early access of massive scale debugging ...