NVIDIA Tesla GPUs Power New IBM Servers
SINGAPORE - May 19, 2010 - NVIDIA announced today that the latest IBM iDataPlex servers are the first mainstream high performance computing (HPC) systems to be built around NVIDIA® Tesla™ 20-series GPUs.
“NVIDIA provides an innovative solution for customers who push the envelope in high-performance computing,” said David Turek, vice president of Deep Computing at IBM. “GPU acceleration provides performance boosts for many applications in energy exploration, science and financial services. It is among the significant emerging supercomputer technologies to watch in the years ahead.”
NVIDIA Tesla M2050 is a GPU Computing module integrated into servers and delivers dramatic performance benefits, while enabling maximum reliability and tight integration with system monitoring and management tools, giving data center IT staff greater choice in how they deploy GPUs.
“IBM’s adoption of Tesla for their HPC server line is the most significant milestone in Tesla history,” said Andy Keane, general manager of the Tesla business at NVIDIA. “Scientists worldwide can now access power of Tesla and CUDA from the world leader in technical computing.”
GPU Computing is reaching critical mass. More than 335 universities are teaching CUDA, which enables GPUs to be deployed for supercomputing and other visual computing applications. In the past two years, 10 books have been written on the subject by researchers and developers on the subject. The CUDA developer toolkit has been downloaded more than 200,000 times, enabling the development of applications across many fields of scientific and high performance computing. These include financial modeling, oil and gas, federal, and defence, as well as key research codes in bioscience, such as AMBER, GROMACS and NAMD.