Nvidia Tesla C2050 GPU delivers the performance of a CPU-based cluster at one-tenth the cost and one-twentieth the power

Nvidia today unveiled the Tesla 20-series of parallel processors for the high performance computing (HPC) market, based on its new generation CUDA processor architecture, codenamed Fermi. Designed from the ground-up for parallel computing, the Nvidia Tesla 20-series GPUs slash the cost of computing by delivering the same performance of a traditional CPU-based cluster at one-tenth the cost and one-twentieth the power. The Tesla 20-series introduces features that enable many new applications to perform dramatically faster using GPU Computing. These include ray tracing, 3D cloud computing, video encoding, database search, data analytics, computer-aided engineering and virus scanning.

The Tesla 20-series GPUs combine parallel computing features that have never been offered on a single device before. At their core, Tesla GPUs are based on the massively parallel CUDA computing architecture that offers developers a parallel computing model that is easier to understand and program than any of the alternatives developed over the last 50 years.

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