Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Nvidia's David Kirk on CUDA, CPUs and GPUs

bit-tech has a quite interesting interview up with Nvidia's Chief Scientist David Kirk, where he discusses the future of GPU computing.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Intel to build sGPU supercomputer: Nvidia Tesla cards to debut in Bull system

The original Bull NovaScale supercomputer setup was based on 1068 nodes, which will result in a total of 8544 processing cores for a peak floating point performance of 192 TFlops. Apparently the design was recently upgraded with 48 nodes of Nvidia Tesla S900 GPGPU cards with 96 (GT200) GPUs. The expected performance is now about 300 TFlops. In comparison, BlueGene/L, currently the world's most powerful supercomputer, peaks at 596 TFlops an uses 212,992 processing cores.