Santa Clara, California-based NVIDIA, one of the world's leading vendors of graphics solutions, has recently announced users of the HP Z800 workstation computer system, one of its most powerful and expandable workstations, that the piece is now configurable with up to two NVIDIA Tesla graphics processing units. The announcement adds to more momentum to the increasing demand for GPUs in the high performance computing (HPC) segment, with the company being a major player in the aforementioned space.
“The adoption of Tesla GPUs is the fastest of any new processor technology in the history of HPC1,” said Andy Keane, general manager of Tesla business at NVIDIA. “We are delighted to see a leader such as HP begin to ship Tesla GPU-enabled systems into the market and to help accelerate the work of their customers.”
As some of you already know, NVIDIA's Tesla products have been designed to provide the chip maker's customers with a solution for high-performance systems. Unlike standard GPUs, Tesla has been built using the company's massively parallel CUDA architecture, featuring 240 cores per processor and ready to enable a considerable boost in performance. These hardware solutions have proven their superiority in areas such as CAD/CAM/CE, computational finance, computational fluid dynamics, geographic information services, imaging, life sciences, oil and gas and more.
“HP’s workstation customers are professionals at the top of their game, pushing the limits of technology, for more creativity and innovation than ever before,” said Jeff Wood, director of worldwide marketing, Workstations, HP. “The NVIDIA Tesla GPU takes our flagship Z workstations to extreme heights for floating point intensive applications.”
Built using Intel's quad-core Xeon processors, the HP Z800 workstation is designed to enable support for a wide range of professional applications, at an increased performance ratio. Configurable with the latest hardware components, the Z800 is available today through the system vendor's website.