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    AMD/ATI Beware: NVIDIA Announces Tesla General Purpose Processor Platform

    NVIDIA takes on AMD's Stream Computing Initiative with its Tesla GPU cards and HPC systems


    NVIDIA Tesla D870 GPU card


    NVIDIA Tesla C870 quad GPU HPC system


    NVIDIA Tesla S870 dual GPU 1U HPC system

    Tesla: http://www.nvidia.com/object/tesla_c...solutions.html

    Late last year AMD and ATI merged into one company, forming not just a bigger entity but creating a very specific roadmap altogether. AMD's grand scheme with ATI is to develop a single chip handling both general purpose computing as well as graphics. The Fusion project as AMD calls it is this very goal.

    Today, NVIDIA reveals that it is not behind when it comes to general purpose GPU, or GPGPU, computing. Earlier this year the company announced its complete unified device architecture, or CUDA, Technology, which laid the groundwork for GPGPU programming for NVIDIA GPUs. CUDA Technology directly competes with AMD’s Stream Computing initiative.

    The GPGPU product lineup will be known as Tesla. Tesla is a top to bottom product lineup consisting of internal PCIe cards and external high-performance computing, or HPC, systems – Tesla C870, S870 and D870.

    The internal PCIe solution consists of an output-less GeForce 8-series based card on a PCIe x16 card. The Tesla D870 is NVIDIA’s only internal GPGPU card for desktops. The GPGPU still requires two external PCIe power connectors and consumes up to 170-watts of power at maximum. NVIDIA claims the Tesla D870 delivers 518 Gigaflops of GPGPU processing power.

    Last year, the company announced a highly integrated graphics sub-system named QuadroPlex. Using a number of GPUs in a tightly integrated system, the QuadroPlex family of machines accelerated 3D rendering and graphics work. QuadroPlex became the stepping-stone for the new Tesla C870.

    The Tesla C870 GPGPU server packs two GeForce 8-series GPUs in an external system with packaging similar to the QuadroPlex. The GPGPU delivers one Teraflop of GPGPU computing power while consuming up to 550-watts of power.

    Finally, the Tesla S870 comes equipped with four GeForce 8-series GPUs and offers up to two Teraflops of computing power. The Tesla S870 consumes up to 800-watts of power and fits into a stackable 1U chassis.

    Tesla C870 and S870 systems connect to workstation systems via an external PCIe Gen2 x16 interconnect. The machines contain PCIe switches and can be daisy-chained with more systems. As with the Tesla D870 GPU card, the Tesla C870 and S870 systems lack output capabilities. Theoretically, customers can purchase multiple Tesla GPGPU systems and chain them up for big increases in performance.

    NVIDIA designed the new Tesla family for everything from graphics rending to medical research and data farming. At the core level, GPUs are far more efficient at dealing with parallel computing than general-purpose processors. This makes Tesla very powerful for cluster-type applications.

    The Tesla S870, D870 and C870 carry an MSRP of $12,000, $1,499 and $7,500, respectively.

    Source: http://www.dailytech.com/NVIDIA+Anno...rticle7772.htm
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    reminds me a little of alienware...

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    The Contractor oOgA's Avatar
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    tesla...reminds me of the ra2 tesla coil
    *zap*

    ok..that thing looks like a little generator to me

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    nice........


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    lolz the Tesla Coil~~ good o' memories

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyouta
    lolz the Tesla Coil~~ good o' memories
    nice to see those infantry get zapped into oblivion
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    wait, so this thing actually takes over the role of a cpu?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soon
    original ra tesla coil... brings back good memories...


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    haha..Tesla Coil in RA.
    Infantries nightmare

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soon


    How will these go against proton cannons? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy0601a


    How will these go against proton cannons? lol
    Tesla Coil are best for killing infantry how to compare with something good for tanks?

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    who said so... tesla one shot the heavy tank half life le... lol....


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    err... i prefer if it zaps infantry.. cuz can see skeleton ftw.

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    sounds good

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