Appro Adds NVIDIA Fermi to GreenBlade

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Appro announced today that they have integrated the next generation of NVIDIA silicon, the Tesla M2050 GPU “Fermi”, into their GreenBlade system architecture.  The GreenBlade system comes in a 5U form factor with up to 10 servers in one package.  If configured with GPUs, the system can house up to 5-dual socket servers and 5 GPU expansion blades.  Options with both AMD and Intel processors are available.

Appro logoThe IT departments in HPC market segments are always in the need for more computing performance while building a scalable and environmentally-friendly infrastructure that lowers total cost of ownership,” said John Lee, VP of Advanced Technology Solutions of Appro. “The Appro GPU expansion blade based on NVIDIA Tesla 20-series GPUs combines the latest technologies and affordable green computing to boost technical applications performance while offering a reliable, flexible and price competitive system architecture.”

Appro’s high performance customers will benefit from the dramatic performance increases and HPC-targeted features of the NVIDIA Tesla 20-series GPUs,” said Andy Keane, General Manager of the Tesla Business Unit at NVIDIA. “The new Appro GreenBlade System separates the GPU blade from the CPU to simplify upgrade cycles for customers looking to get more computing power with long-term investment protection.”

For more info, read their full release here.