IBM and NVIDIA have announced that the new Tesla 20-series GPUs will be built inside a new IBM server line. The Tesla M2050 GPU Computing module will be integrated into IBM’s iDataPlex dx360 M3 Servers.
IBM’s adoption of Tesla for their HPC server line is the most significant milestone in Tesla history,” said Andy Keane, general manager, Tesla business at NVIDIA. “Scientists worldwide can now access the power of Tesla and CUDA from the world leader in technical computing.”
This is a big step for NVIDIA and GPU computing as a whole. IBM has been inventing technologies for the supercomputing community for quite some time. NVIDIA has landed a serious OEM partner. You now have the biggest name in GPU computing married with [arguably] the biggest name in computing. This could be huge, for NVIDIA and the consumer.
NVIDIA provides an innovative solution for customers who push the envelope in high-performance computing,” said Dave Turek, vice president, Deep Computing, IBM. “GPU acceleration provides performance boosts for many applications in energy exploration, science and financial services. It is among the significant emerging supercomputer technologies to watch in the years ahead.”
For more info, read their full press release here.