The Teraflop power of the Nvidia tesla supercomputer board, desktop and workstations will be available August 2007.
Tesla C870 GPU specifications ($1500 add in card):
– One GPU (128 thread processors)
– 518 gigaflops (peak)
– 1.5 GB dedicated memory
– Fits in one full-length, dual slot with one open PCI Express x16 slot
The GPU is especially well-suited to address problems that can be expressed as data-parallel computations with high arithmetic intensity–in other words when the same program is executed on many data elements in parallel with a high ratio of arithmetic to memory operations.
Here is the C programming stack for the NVIDIA supercomputer
In case you did not look at my original article after I updated it
Here is a chart of NVidia crushing Moore’s law. The G92 is expected to be three times faster than the current best chip at 1 teraflop instead of 330Gflop.
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture) technology gives computationally intensive applications access to the tremendous processing power of NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs) through a revolutionary new programming interface. Providing orders of magnitude more performance and simplifying software development by using the standard C language, CUDA technology enables developers to create innovative solutions for data-intensive problems. For advanced research and language development, CUDA includes a low level assembly language layer and driver interface.
The CUDA Toolkit is a complete software development solution for programming CUDA-enabled GPUs. The Toolkit includes standard FFT and BLAS libraries, a C-compiler for the NVIDIA GPU and a runtime driver. The CUDA runtime driver is a separate standalone driver that interoperates with OpenGL and Microsoft® DirectX® drivers from NVIDIA. CUDA technology is currently supported on the Linux and Microsoft® Windows® XP operating systems.
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