Earlier this year NVIDIA had several announcements (hardware and the CUDA GPGPU programming framework 1, 2) around its GPGPU strategy as it tried to stave off an assualt by the AMD/ATI combo and it’s Fusion project.
Now they’ve followed up with new Tesla GPU cards and integrated systems. The Tesla GPU is an output-less video card with 128 processors. The company puts the cards performance at about half a teraFLOPS.
Tesla comes as a PCIe x16 card that consumes two PCIe power connectors and 170 watts at max. You can also get Tesla-powered workstations in 1 and 2 TFLOPS configurations sporting 2 and 4 Tesla cards each. The card will run you $1,499 while the workstations go for $7,500 and $12,000 respectively.
Not exactly loose change, but I remember my first TFLOPS system; it cost $10M.