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NVIDIA Puts Powerful GPUs into HP Servers
By Daniel Goh - on 8 Mar 2012, 7:05pm

NVIDIA Puts Powerful GPUs into HP Servers

Singapore – In a recently announced collaboration between NVIDIA and HP, the new HP ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8) servers will be fitted with NVIDIA Tesla GPUs, the M2090 to be exact, in order to deliver to its customers a new level of computational performance for scientific applications at an incredible power efficiency rate.

Other than NVIDIA GPUs, the Gen8 servers will also be equipped with Intel Xeon E5-2600 series CPUs, based on the Sandy Bridge microarchitecture, resulting in an average of 12 percent higher performance for scalar processing.

Upon further testing with LAMMPS, one of world’s most popular molecular simulation applications, it is reported that these new servers will be able to accelerated key benchmark workloads by over 20x and even deliver 4.6 teraflops of peak performance to accelerate compute- and data-intensive applications.

“The HPC industry is rapidly embracing hybrid computing architectures based on their superior performance and energy efficiency,” said Sumit Gupta, Director of Tesla GPU Computing at NVIDIA. “Higher-performance Sandy Bridge CPUs unleash the power of NVIDIA GPUs to an even greater degree, enabling them to maximize acceleration for a range of commercial and scientific HPC applications, including AMBER, GROMACS, LAMMPS, Simulia Abaqus, and seismic processing.”

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