Nvidia and partners are offering new “personal supercomputers” for under $10,000. Nvidia, working with several partners, has developed the Tesla Personal Supercomputer, powered by a graphics processing unit based on Nvidia’s Cuda parallel computing architecture. Computers using the Tesla C1060 GPU processor will have 250 times the processing power of a typical PC workstation, enabling researchers to run complicated simulations, experiments and number crunching without sharing a supercomputing cluster.
More technical specifications are available on their website.
The Nvidia’s personal super computer has 3 or 4 Tesla C1060 cards which are basically high-end GPUs and each of these cards have 240 streaming processor cores. Each card comes with dedicated 4GB of high speed memory. There will also be a Quad core AMD or a Quad Intel processor per computer.
- MicrosoftÂ® WindowsÂ® XP 64-bit and 32-bit (64-bit recommended)
- LinuxÂ® 64-bit and 32-bit (64-bit recommended)
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5
- SUSE 10.1, 10.2 and 10.3
The development tools include a C language environment complete with a compiler, debugger, profiler and an emulation mode for debugging. Standard numerical libraries (FFT and BLAS) for High-performance computing are also included.