Providing double the memory and up to 40 percent higher performance than its predecessor, the Tesla K20X GPU accelerator, and 10 times higher performance than today's fastest CPU, the Tesla K40 GPU is the world's first and highest-performance accelerator optimized for Big Data analytics and large-scale scientific workloads.
Featuring intelligent NVIDIA GPU Boost technology, which converts power headroom into a user-controlled performance boost, the Tesla K40 GPU accelerator enables users to unlock the untapped performance of a broad range of applications.
"GPU accelerators have gone mainstream in the HPC and supercomputing industries, enabling engineers and researchers to consistently drive innovation and scientific discovery", stated Sumit Gupta, general manager of Tesla Accelerated Computing products at NVIDIA. "With the breakthrough performance and higher memory capacity of the Tesla K40 GPU, enterprise customers can quickly crunch through massive volumes of data generated by their Big Data analytics applications."
Based on the NVIDIA Kepler compute architecture - the highest performance, most efficient architecture ever built - the Tesla K40 GPU accelerator surpasses all other accelerators on two common measures of computational performance: 4.29 teraflops single-precision and 1.43 teraflops double-precision peak floating point performance.
Key features of the Tesla K40 GPU accelerator include:
The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at the University of Texas at Austin - one of the advanced computing centres in the United States - plans to deploy "Maverick", a new interactive, remote visualization and data analysis system powered by NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerators. Maverick is expected to be fully operational in January 2014.
"The Tesla K40 GPU accelerators will help researchers crunch through massive volumes of Big Data and gain new insights through large-scale, sophisticated visualizations", stated Kelly Gaither, director of Visualization at TACC. "With NVIDIA GPUs, Maverick will provide researchers powerful interactive capabilities to advance their most complex scientific challenges."
The Tesla K40 GPU accelerates the broadest range of scientific, engineering, commercial and enterprise HPC and data centre applications. Today, more than 240 software applications take advantage of GPU acceleration. The complete catalogue of GPU-accelerated applications is available as a free download.
Users can also try the Tesla K40 GPU accelerator for free on remotely hosted clusters.
The NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerator is available now and in the coming months from a variety of server manufacturers, including Appro, ASUS, Bull, Cray, Dell, Eurotech, HP, IBM, Inspur, SGI, Sugon, Supermicro and Tyan, as well as from NVIDIA reseller partners.