August 29, 2011
By DE Editors
NVIDIA has announced the availability of a limited-edition GPU Starter Kit from Hewlett Packard (HP), a pre-configured system that provides researchers with a ready-to-use GPU computing cluster, straight out of the box. It consists of eight HP ProLiant SL390 G7 servers, containing 24 NVIDIA Tesla M2070 GPUs and 16 CPUs. It is preconfigured with NVIDIA CUDA 4.0 parallel computing software.
“Growing demand for GPU computing has fueled the need for a fully integrated, robust and affordable development platform that enables developers to easily create new, accelerated applications,” said Sumit Gupta, manager of Tesla products at NVIDIA. “As a result, NVIDIA and HP developed the GPU Starter Kit to remove some of the last hurdles to the mass adoption of GPU computing—namely, the cost and time of system implementation.”
According to the company, HP ProLiant SL390 G7 servers equipped with Tesla GPUs are used in leading supercomputers, such as the world’s greenest production supercomputer, Tokyo Institute of Technology’s Tsubame 2.0. They also power the Keeneland system—managed by Georgia Tech, Oak Ridge National Lab and the National Institute for Computational Sciences—enabling researchers and students to advance scientific discovery in various disciplines.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.