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Nvidia Reveals Tesla K20 Accelerators for Supercomputers.

Started by: Nightgawk | Date 11/13/12 03:03:58 AM
Comments: 7 | Last Comment:  11/13/12 11:29:30 PM

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How much power does this card consume? AMD's FirePro 10k offers a bit more peak performance but is a power hog at 375 Watts.
0 0 [Posted by: Nightgawk  | Date: 11/13/12 03:03:58 AM]
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I think it depends what you are running. As beck2448 noted below me, it's the overall package that NV offers that makes their HPC cards so much superior.

However, if you look at performance, the S10000 card does offer class-leading SP and DP performance at the same time. If you run a wide variety of applications and need both SP and DP performance, the S10000 is better than either K10 or K20. So it gives you that extra flexibility, albeit the corporate clients probably know exactly if they need SP or DP.

Single Precision
S10000 = 15.77 Gflops / Watt
K10 = 20.36 Gflops / Watt (Best)
K20 = 15.66 Gflops / Watt
K20X = 16.75 Gflops / Watt

Double Precision
S10000 = 3.94 Gflops / Watt
K10 = 0.85 Gflops / Watt
K20 = 5.22 Gflops / Watt
K20X = 5.58 Gflops / Watt (Best)

This gives us an idea that a 2304-2496 shader GK110 could be possible by late spring/summer of 2013 as yields improve even more and 28nm node matures, allowing for lower voltages.
1 2 [Posted by: BestJinjo  | Date: 11/13/12 03:37:03 PM]
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Nvidia dominates the pro market at almost 90% because they have hardware, software and programmers like the ones that created the effects for films like AVATAR. NVIDIA ported their PantaRay engine to a CUDA-based GPU driven version that runs 25 times faster, utilizing an NVIDIA Tesla S1070 GPU-based server instead of a CPU based server. This allowed rendering times to be shortened from weeks to hours. K20X will be a massive leap in this area.
2 1 [Posted by: beck2448  | Date: 11/13/12 04:21:30 AM]
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for us regular joe-consumers this new brick does not help in one bit for we have zero BIG super computer in our home. i wonder if those GPU vendors got any pci-express 2.0 or 3.0 x16 cards that we could pop into our desktop and turn those hundreds of GPU cores into CPU cores and running win 7 or Ubuntu as well. that might flick Intel top-down. if that happen Intel will sell an i7 3770k for a few $ and soon we will see Intel pop out 512 core and 1024 cores better yet one with 8192 cores would dominate those super computers in no time.

0 1 [Posted by: idonotknow  | Date: 11/13/12 06:23:36 AM]
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I wonder how the pro GPU market will affect the advent of cloud gaming? Having a GPU based server might be a good idea for services liike these in the future.
1 0 [Posted by: veli05  | Date: 11/13/12 07:14:27 AM]
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Still holding out in hope, Not a lot left for Nvidia to reveal, low end,mid range,high end and now server market taken care of, So Nvidia please get to work on that damn 780GTX, The real high end card for consumers
0 0 [Posted by: ozegamer  | Date: 11/13/12 11:29:30 PM]
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