Dell Bumps Up GPU Computing with PowerEdge C4130

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OriginalJPGThis week Dell unveiled the PowerEdge C4130. As an incredibly GPU dense and flexible HPC-focused rack server, the PowerEdge C4130 is the only Intel Xeon E5-2600v3 1U server to offer up to four GPUs/accelerators. It has up to 33 percent better GPU/accelerator density than its closest competitors and 400 percent more PCIe GPU/accelerators per processor per rack U than a comparable HP system. The PowerEdge C4130 can achieve over 7.2 Teraflops on a single 1U server and has a performance/watt ratio of up to 4.17 Gigaflops per watt.  This allows customers to further optimize application performance and productivity while unshackling the constraints of traditional datacenter space and energy use.

Incorporating innovative technology from NVIDIA and Intel, the PowerEdge C4130 is available in five uniquely-designed configurations for varying HPC workloads.  This supercomputing agility allows for scientific and medical research labs, financial firms, industrial companies and organizations with analytical or data-intensive computing needs to deliver faster results and quickly adapt to changing business needs.
The PowerEdge C4130 adds up to two Intel Xeon E5-2600v3 processors, 16 DIMMs of DDR4 memory and up to two 1.8-inch SATA SSD boot drives in just 1U of rack space. With up to four 300W Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors or NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators, including the new NVIDIA Tesla K80 dual-GPU accelerator , the PowerEdge C4130 enables seamless analysis and execution of data on even the most complex and intensive computing workloads.
Dell is dedicated to enhancing all aspects of high performance computing and addressing our customers’ needs through premier technology, services, expert guidance and collaboration,” said Jimmy Pike, vice president, senior fellow and chief Architect, Dell. “The advancements and innovations in the new HPC solutions introduced today will help power the revolutionary discoveries being made by the top research organizations and accelerate product and service development for leading IT companies.”
The PowerEdge C4130 has really impressive features for HPC environments, including industry-leading accelerator density with up to four 300W PCIe accelerators per 1U,” said Darren Kozlek, Western Hemisphere Information Systems Manager, TGS. “But I’m even more impressed with how Dell listened to our feedback and deliberately designed a flexible solution that met our technical computing needs. With the PowerEdge C4130, Dell delivered the density and flexibility we need to tackle our most demanding workloads.”
Dell also introduced Dell Storage for HPC with Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre software, one of the first solutions that has been engineered and validated with Intel to bring an HPC file system to a wide range of enterprise and research organizations.
Organizations around the world in academia and industry are using HPC to push the boundaries of insight, innovation and product development,” said Charles Wuischpard, vice president, Data Center Group and General Manager of Workstations and High Performance Computing at Intel. “To better compete in a world-wide market, they need ever-higher performance and scalability to solve today’s increasingly complex challenges.  Dell’s new HPC solutions using Intel Xeon processors, Xeon Phi coprocessors and enhanced Intel EE for Lustre software epitomize a commitment to helping customers solve their greatest challenges at every scale.”
A majority of HPC users are moving to higher GPU density configurations to drive discovery and innovation in seismic processing, signal and image processing, computational chemistry, and machine learning,” said Sumit Gupta, general manager of Tesla Accelerated Computing at NVIDIA. “The Dell PowerEdge C4130 is a unique platform that packs four Tesla K40 or the new Tesla K80 dual-GPU accelerators into a compact 1U form factor, with a very flexible architecture that maximizes application performance with NVIDIA GPUDirect.”
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  1. Why no word on the FirePro S9150, which also fits in this case? It is greener, faster and runs OpenCL.