Get Ready For CUDA 4.0 and HP’s SL390 G7 4U

OK, so you read my blog post yesterday about the new HP ProLiant SL390 G7 4U server and went to the HP web site and purchased one, complete with eight Nvidia M2070 GPUs, on-board 10G/IB networking, and twice the internal PCI I/O capability of most competitors x86 servers so that you can actually make use of all that GPU power. What should you do now while your purpose-built HPC server from HP is built and shipped to you?

Start by registering for the Nvidia Registered Developer Program which will give you free download access to the latest CUDA 4.0 developer toolkit.

Next, plan on attending this Friday’s CUDA 4.0 webinar.

Before Friday’s webinar, be sure to read what HPCWire had to say about the latest CUDA 4.0 toolkit. The 4.0 toolkit brings with it three new technologies: GPUDirect 2.0 for peer-to-peer communication among graphics chips on the same compute node; Unified Virtual Addressing (UVA) to provide a single address space that melds CPU and GPU memories; and Thrust, a set of C++ library of data structures and algorithms aimed at parallel programming.

Then sit back and get ready to experience one of the world’s fastest and most energy efficient GPU server platforms, your new SL390 G7 4U. When Nvidia’s Project Denver, the codename for Nvidia’s future CPU-GPU architecture for workstations, servers, and supercomputers, comes to fruition, you are sure to see even more powerful GPU platforms, but for now, the SL390 G7 4U sets a new bar for GPU computing power and efficiency.

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About Marc Hamilton

Marc Hamilton – Vice President, Solutions Architecture and Engineering, NVIDIA. At NVIDIA, the Visual Computing Company, Marc leads the worldwide Solutions Architecture and Engineering team, responsible for working with NVIDIA’s customers and partners to deliver the world’s best end to end solutions for professional visualization and design, high performance computing, and big data analytics. Prior to NVIDIA, Marc worked in the Hyperscale Business Unit within HP’s Enterprise Group where he led the HPC team for the Americas region. Marc spent 16 years at Sun Microsystems in HPC and other sales and marketing executive management roles. Marc also worked at TRW developing HPC applications for the US aerospace and defense industry. He has published a number of technical articles and is the author of the book, “Software Development, Building Reliable Systems”. Marc holds a BS degree in Math and Computer Science from UCLA, an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from USC, and is a graduate of the UCLA Executive Management program.
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