We’ve just launched two new GPU products, along with our new GPU supercomputing solutions section! GPU computing is the use of a graphics processing unit (GPU) in computing purposes, from general-purpose to supercomputing tasks. With a constantly increasing demand for greater computing performance across the board, supercomputing is more and more drawing upon a hybrid model which integrates the roles of GPUs and CPUs.
If you are looking to gain a performance boost in your cluster or grid computing, ICC’s GPU solutions may be the perfect fit. The scalability requirements involved especially in grid computing make GPU solutions an ideal IT asset.
At ICC, we integrate our top technology with NVIDIA’s® CUDA™ GPU architecture, the simplest way for you to purchase, utilize, and manage a GPU-based cluster. GPU supercomputing has never been easier than with ICC NovaServ™ solutions, providing optimal value by minimizing time spent dealing with the technology and allowing you to focus on what you do best.
As parallel processors, GPUs excel at handling large amounts of similar data since they can split problems and tasks into literally thousands of pieces to be calculated simultaneously. On the other hand, CPUs can much more easily tackle serial-based tasks like running an operating system. Together, they are the perfect complement and supplement.
Our new NovaServ line has been released with two initial products.
A great entry level 1U GPU server built with Intel® Xeon® Westmere processor and a powerful system design from SuperMicro® that supports up to 3 GPU cores. It features up to 96GB DDR3 memory and up to 4 expansion slots for extra functionality. This is a great option for those who need to be economical with their space but still want the supercomputing and grid computing advantages that GPU solutions provide.
If you feel ready to move up beyond the entry 1U system, our NovaServ™ 2U system is just right for you. This product doubles the GPU core capacity (up to 6), greatly enhancing the scalability and computational power of your system. In addition, it boasts all of the great features of SuperMicro® constructed systems, including 1800W platinum-level redundant power supplies. Customizable expansion slots also expand to 6 in this option, vs. 4 in the 1U design.
Key Features of ICC NovaServ™ line:
- Dual Intel 64-bit Quad-Core Xeon 5600 sequence (Westmere-EP) processors
- Up to 96GB DDR3 1333MHz (1333/1066/800) ECC Registered memory
- Customizable Expansion Slots: Up to 6
- Intel 82576 Dual-Port Gigabit Ethernet Controller
- IPMI 2.0 with virtual media over LAN and KVM-over-LAN (over 3rd LAN)
- Up to 4 GPU (Graphics Processing Units) cards
- 10 x 2.5″ SATA Hot-Swap Drive Bays
If you are interested in these GPU supercomputing solutions, or if you want to learn more about GPU and what it can do for your organization, please reach out to us with your questions.