Posted by: Jay Dugan
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Your business, school, or research lab can now have a desktop super computer for under $10,000, thanks to the Nvidia® TeslaTM C1060’s ability to deliver nearly 4 Teraflops of computing power in a personal supercomputer (PSC) tower configuration. Based on Nvidia’s CUDA architecture, utilizing graphics processing units (GPU) s, the Tesla solves complex computational problems in a fraction of the time of a CPU based system.
Complex business problems in finance that require extensive number crunching can be solved more quickly by the Nvidia Tesla, than by conventional PCs and servers with multiple CPUs. The oil and gas industry could benefit by reducing mountains of seismic data to useful information quickly. At least one Formula 1 team is using the technology to help make their cars slip through the air faster. The potential for biotechnology and medical research is enormous. The company claims that stochastic differential equations, used in scientific research, are solved at up to 675 times faster than current PC technology.
Not only is computing speed increased with the Tesla, computer space is also condensed. One rack of GPUs can do the work of many racks of CPUs.
This is a significant development in personal computer technology that puts massive computing power in the hands of entrepreneurs and independent researchers that could lead to new businesses, capital formation, and medical breakthroughs just when the economy needs a positive boost.