With the launch of the M2090 last week, I challenged my team to come up with an affordable, easy to buy, easy to install, GPU Starter Kit. HP customers like George Tech have been benefiting from the performance and efficiency of GPU computing with their Keeneland HP SL390 & Nvidia M2070 powered supercomputer for over six months, but I still see too many customers trying to assemble their own GPU systems from the 14 different HP ProLiant servers qualified with Nvidia GPUs, or worse, other vendors x86 systems that may not even be tested or qualified with Nvidia.
My guidelines were pretty simple:
There are still a few folks that would rather have their GPU supercomputers delivered like this
but that isn’t how Georgia Tech managed to get up and running in less than a week. So if the 7-rack Keeneland system was up and running in less than a week, the single rack GPU Starter Kit should be designed to be up and running in less than a day.
Here is what the team came up with.
We will be sharing more details around our new GPU starter kit next month at the HP Discover event in Las Vegas, at the HP-CAST meeting, and on the show floor at ISC11, but you can buy one today by contacting your HP sales rep and asking for a quote for the GPU Starter Kit.