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IBM to Do Nvidia Fermi-filled BladeCenter Server

Owners of the latest Nvidia graphics cards know that Fermi is pretty great at pushing pixels, but GPUs these days have some fairly strong industrial purposes too.

At the GPU Technology Conference last month, an Nvidia Fermi-based IBM server expansion blade was on display. It hasn't yet been formally announced, but it appears to be a single Fermi GPU (perhaps of Quadro variety) with 6GB of RAM that'll fit into a BladeCenter chassis of the E, H, and S varieties.

Check out more from the video below from Gabriel Consulting, along with the report on the Register.

  • alyoshka
    hmmmm Massive heat servers..... They ought to start think of Kitchens with the Fermi....
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  • alyoshka
    Fairly Industrial??? I might get bombed by a drone for the heat signatures this thing is giving out....
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  • alyoshka
    E, H & S Varieties..... what does that imply n Fermi standards.....
    E - Edible Hot
    H - Hot
    S - Super Hot
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  • rhodesar
    This is interesting, however I would like to know more about the performance expectations in relation to non-GPU based predecessors.
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  • nevertell
    Nobody gives a damn if it was hot in a consumer based box, now it will sit still in an airconditioned room with the fans running on 100% and IT IS NOT GOING TO BOTHER ANYBODY.

    Except for the dudes with the bills to pay. It's going to bother them.
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  • Parsian
    i was gonna say it but nvm
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  • Marco925
    The Name when it's released, The OVEN!
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  • ares1214
    I understand why Nvidia for a server like project. I just hope they have a fire extinguisher near by!
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  • ceteras
    I'm impressed. I call these avant-garde computing solutions, using the latest technology in a flexible way.
    I wouldn't be concerned with heat, the blades have a proper heatsink, and in the future this could be upgraded to cooler versions of GPU's.
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  • if they can make it cheap enough then this could be a killer, Nvidia's Tesla systems have proven the computational power of these things when deployed correctly, it perfect for the form and functionality of a blade center. If the could price it right Intel and AMD could be in for a fight (still can't eliminate them though, these are computational add ons, still need a few proper CPU to run the show)
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