Nvidia Tesla GPUs power Cray blades

Posted by Aharon Etengoff

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.

Nvidia Tesla GPUs power Cray blades"[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.