SuperMicro announced their Fastest 1U Server.
Supermicro Unveils Fastest 1U Server on the Planet at
Computex Taipei 2009
2-Teraflop SuperServer 6016T-GF Series with Dual Nehalem CPUs and
Two Non-Blocking PCI-E x16 Gen 2 slots for Two Double-Width GPUs
TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 1, 2009 - Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a leader in application-optimized, high performance server solutions, is introducing the fastest 1U server on the planet this week at Computex (booth N806, Nangang Upper Exhibition Hall). As the first 1U multi-GPU (graphics processing unit) system with a fully non-blocking architecture, Supermicro’s new 2-Teraflop SuperServer 6016T-GF Series features dual Nehalem processors and two Gen2 PCI-Express x16 interfaces to support two double-width GPUs.
"Our 6016T-GF SuperServers are by far the fastest 1U servers in the world," said Charles Liang, CEO and President of Supermicro. "Featuring advancements such as multiple x16 non-blocking native Gen2 PCI-Express connectivity, highly reliable thermal optimization, and industry-leading power efficiency, Supermicro has developed the world’s first truly optimized GPU-based servers."
It is interesting to think that the Nehalem chips are support chips for the GPU computing performance.
Who is using the Nviida cuda chip? pcmag has a bit of info.
Meanwhile, the new capabilities Nvidia's CUDA offers have attracted OEM partners. In November, for example, Dell, Penguin Computing, and Nvidiateamed up to launch a "personal supercomputer" that used the Tesla architecture that also drives the SuperServer 6016. Nvidia now has Tesla solutions for the data center, the departmental cluster, and for what the company calls the "scientific desktop" or the traditional workstation.
Meanwhile, over 1.2 million users now run CUDA-accelerated high-performance-computing applications, including oil and gas giants BNP-Paribas and Petrobas, as well as scientific research sites such as the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Cambridge University, and the Max Planck Institute.
I discussed the idea of megacomputer in this post.