Padova Technologies to Begin Delivering NVIDIA Tesla Supercomputers
New Super-Powered Tesla Cards Leverages GPUs for Computation
Glen Burnie, Md. (June 14, 2010) – Padova Technologies, a leading provider of storage solutions, high performance computing (HPC), specialized servers and rugged and deployable solutions announced today that it will begin delivering GPU-based Tesla supercomputers through its recent partnership with NVIDIA. With the ability to outperform a small cluster, Tesla supercomputers leverage GPUs to improve processing power right on the desktop.
“We are excited about partnering with NIVIDIA to offer the latest in supercomputing technologies,” said Keith Fischbach, president of Padova Technologies. “At 250 times the power of a standard PC, Tesla GPUs pack massive processing power at the desktop delivering a significant advantage in time, space and cost savings. With a Tesla GPU operating in a research facility, what you’ll see is a decrease in a product’s time to market and advances in research efforts that will enable users to solve scientific problems in a matter of minutes opposed to days or hours.”
Based on NVIDIA’s CUDA parallel computing architecture where GPUs and CPUs work in tandem, the Tesla personal supercomputer delivers dramatic increases in computing performance at a price tag of much less than a $100 million traditional HPC system. Scientists and researchers worldwide have found broad-ranging uses for CUDA-enabled GPUs including image and video processing, computational biology and chemistry, fluid dynamics simulation, CT image reconstruction, drug research, finance, seismic analysis and ray tracing.
With over 400 cores, Tesla GPUs come equipped with compilers, profilers and debuggers that feature support for programming languages APIs like C, C++, Fortran, and driver APIs like OpenCL and DirectCompute. At the heart of the Tesla personal supercomputers NIVIDIA Tesla 10-series or 20-series computing processors, which appear similar to a high-performance NVIDIA graphics card, but without any video output ports.
With more than 35 years of experience, Padova has engineered solutions for some of the nation’s most influential research institutions, military organizations, global defense and technology corporations and other government entities. Its HPC design work includes traditional cluster models as well as large shared SMP memory systems that can be deployed in a datacenter, workgroup or deskside friendly environment. For more information on Padova Technologies, its solutions or products go to www.padovatech.com.
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About Padova Technologies
Since 2000, Padova Technologies has been designing, integrating and supporting high performance computing, servers and storage products. Privately held and located in Glen Burnie, Md., Padova has designed products and customized technology solutions for some of the nation’s most influential research institutions, military organizations, global defense and technology corporations and other government entities. For more information on Padova, its solutions and products, visit www.padovatech.com.
NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA) awakened the world to the power of computer graphics when it invented the GPU in 1999. Since then, it has consistently set new standards in visual computing with breathtaking, interactive graphics available on devices ranging from tablets and portable media players to notebooks and workstations. NVIDIA’s expertise in programmable GPUs has led to breakthroughs in parallel processing which make supercomputing inexpensive and widely accessible. The company holds more than 1,100 U.S. patents, including ones covering designs and insights which are fundamental to modern computing. For more information, see www.nvidia.com.