Nvidia Tesla GPUs power Cray blades

  • Cray is currently developing blades based on Nvidia's Tesla 20-Series GPUs for its advanced XE6 lineup.

    "The combination of [our] new Gemini system interconnect - paired with Nvidia's Tesla - will provide XE6 [users with] a powerful combination of scalability and production-quality, GPU-based high performance computing (HPC) in a single system," explained Cray VP Barry Bolding.

    According to Bolding, the use of GPUs as accelerators in the HPC marketplace is simultaneously evolving and expanding.

    "[As such], we will [soon] be able to offer customers a full range of accelerator solutions for HPC - from the deskside to the supercomputer. 

    "And the Cray CX line of deskside and midrange systems - including the Cray CX1 and Cray CX1000 systems - are [already] available with NVIDIA Tesla GPUs."

    In addition, Bolding noted that both companies would continue to collaborate on the development of future GPU accelerator technologies in HPC - with the goal of blazing a "potential" path towards exascale computing. 

    "[And we] are [also] partnering with Nvidia on a team that was recently awarded a $25 million research grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) as part of its Ubiquitous High Performance Computing (UHPC) program," he added.