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Nvidia Outs its Beefy Tesla K40 Accelerator Card

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Nvidia has released its Tesla K40 accelerator card, and the least to say about it is that... it's powerful!

Nvidia has launched a new Tesla accelerator card that is by far the most powerful it has made to date. It features the same GPU as the K20X predecessor; however, it is notably faster. It's known as the Tesla K40.

The GK110 aboard the card is now fully enabled, featuring all the 2880 CUDA cores, compared to the 2688 cores on the K20X. Regardless, the other improvements on the board, including the raised clock speed as well as doubling the memory capacity to 12 GB have given the card up to 40 percent more power. The card now pushes up to 4.29 single precision TFLOPS and 1.43 double precision TFLOPS. Despite this, power consumption remains at 'just' 235 watts.

Tagging along with the release is Nvidia's announcement that it has developed a partnership with IBM, which aims to deliver GPU enhanced computing to data centers.

The manufacturers that will be producing the card include Appro, ASUS, Bull, Cray, Dell, Eurotech, HP, IBM, Inspur, SGI, Sugon, Supermicro and Tyan.

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    The Greater Good , November 23, 2013 12:02 AM
    Will this work with BOINC?
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    southernshark , November 23, 2013 12:30 AM
    IBM making Nvidia cards? That's more interesting than anything else.
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    apache_lives , November 23, 2013 1:34 AM
    ^^^^ yeah because its by Nvidia and has a cool name "tesla" must be good for gaming

    how wrong could you be...
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    Flying-Q , November 23, 2013 1:55 AM
    @ joshskorn - this is an accelerator card. It does not have any graphics outputs. The backplate is just a vent grille, just like the K20 and K20X. It is a GPGPU. It is designed for the acceleration of SIMD and related parallel processing.
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    Flying-Q , November 23, 2013 4:34 AM
    @ joshskorn - this is an accelerator card. It does not have any graphics outputs. The backplate is just a vent grille, just like the K20 and K20X. It is a GPGPU. It is designed for the acceleration of SIMD and related parallel processing.
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    renz496 , November 23, 2013 4:57 AM
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    IBM making Nvidia cards? That's more interesting than anything else.


    lol how did you conclude that? it is more likely IBM adopting nvidia Tesla for their system. Nvidia was a member of OpenPOWER Consortium that IBM announced last August

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenPOWER_Consortium
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    seshysama , November 23, 2013 11:22 AM
    @ renz496 - probably because it says in the article that IBM will be a "manufacturer" of the card...
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    The_Trutherizer , November 24, 2013 1:24 PM
    Yeye. Only $2000.
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    ko888 , November 24, 2013 1:52 PM
    Nowhere in the source article does it say that IBM will be making/producing the card. It's just an available offering from those NVIDIA resellers.
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    somebodyspecial , November 24, 2013 4:32 PM
    "The manufacturers that will be producing the card include Appro, ASUS, Bull, Cray, Dell, Eurotech, HP, IBM, Inspur, SGI, Sugon, Supermicro and Tyan."

    While they may be wrong here, they are in FACT saying IBM will make cards in this post. Catch that "will be producing the card" part? I believe they really meant manufacturers using OR producing the cards, but maybe I'm wrong here. Either way, the post is directly saying IBM makes cards, along with all the others mentioned.
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    somebodyspecial , November 24, 2013 4:37 PM
    But yes, the source says "NVIDIA Tesla K40 is already available for purchase. It will soon be offered through server manufactures: Appro, ASUS, Bull, Cray, Dell, Eurotech, HP, IBM, Inspur, SGI, Sugon, Supermicro and Tyan."

    So as I said, I think they meant available in the server box OR made by, not all these people are producing cards. Then again the actual post kind of sounds like just as part of the server, and not talking the CARD itself at all but maybe that's just me reading more than I should into it ;)  I think Tom's misreported this.
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    dipique , November 25, 2013 6:32 AM
    I'm not sure why @somebodyspecial was downvoted, but he is correct. The source article clearly states that it will be offered through IBM, the server manufacturer. Typically server manufacturers assemble components like these, limiting their true manufacturing to cases and occasionally motherboards & PSUs.
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    twoperrin , November 29, 2013 9:11 AM
    ......."The manufacturers that will be producing the card include Appro, ASUS, Bull, Cray, Dell, Eurotech, HP, IBM, Inspur, SGI, Sugon, Supermicro and Tyan." All you have to do is read! Beside IBM has been in the component business along time why wouldn't they manufacture the cards?
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    ko888 , November 29, 2013 9:44 AM
    Quote:
    ......."The manufacturers that will be producing the card include Appro, ASUS, Bull, Cray, Dell, Eurotech, HP, IBM, Inspur, SGI, Sugon, Supermicro and Tyan." All you have to do is read! Beside IBM has been in the component business along time why wouldn't they manufacture the cards?

    Look at the Source article that the Tom's author read at VideoCardz.com
    http://videocardz.com/48026/nvidia-launches-tesla-k40-packed-12gb-memory

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    NVIDIA Tesla K40 is already available for purchase. It will soon be offered through server manufactures: Appro, ASUS, Bull, Cray, Dell, Eurotech, HP, IBM, Inspur, SGI, Sugon, Supermicro and Tyan.


    and from NVIDIA's own Tesla K40 Accelerator Press Release:

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    Availability
    Shipping today, the NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerator is available now and in the coming months from a variety of server manufacturers, including Appro, ASUS, Bull, Cray, Dell, Eurotech, HP, IBM, Inspur, SGI, Sugon, Supermicro and Tyan, as well as from NVIDIA reseller partners.

    Nowhere is there any mention of the card manufacturer(s). It mentions the server manufacturers that will be offering it as an option in their servers.

    The Tom's article's author makes statements that aren't true and are not supported by any fact checking.
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    dipique , December 2, 2013 6:00 AM
    Quote:
    ......."The manufacturers that will be producing the card include Appro, ASUS, Bull, Cray, Dell, Eurotech, HP, IBM, Inspur, SGI, Sugon, Supermicro and Tyan." All you have to do is read! Beside IBM has been in the component business along time why wouldn't they manufacture the cards?


    Go to the source; interpretations can be misleading.

    IBM has manufactured a laundry list of components, but to my knowledge, they have never manufactured video cards. More to the point, they manufacture products based on their own core technologies; this would be manufacturing a product wherein the majority of the profit would go to the IP holder (Nvidia, in this case). IBM has many higher-margin channels to leverage capital.
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    Nicolai8086 , December 20, 2013 8:32 AM
    IBM already made video cards a long before nVidia existed.
    Just an example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Monochrome_Display_Adapter