NVIDIA Tesla M2090 GPU Smashes World Record in Scientific Computation
Nvidia today unveiled the Tesla M2090 GPU, the world’s fastest parallel processor for high performance computing. In addition, the Tesla M2090 GPU achieved the fastest-ever performance in a key measure of scientific computation. Equipped with 512 CUDA parallel processing cores, the Tesla M2090 GPU delivers 665 gigaflops of peak double-precision performance, enabling application acceleration by up to 10x compared to using a CPU alone. In the latest version of AMBER 11, one of the most widely used applications for simulating behaviors of biomolecules; four Tesla M2090 GPUs coupled with four CPUs delivered record performance of 69 nanoseconds of simulation per day. The fastest AMBER performance recorded on a CPU-only supercomputer is 46 ns/day.
The Tesla M2090 GPU will be available in servers such as the new HP ProLiant SL390 G7 4U server. The HP SL390 G7 4U server incorporates up to eight Tesla M2090 GPUs in a half-width 4U chassis and, with a configuration of eight GPUs to two CPUs, offers the highest GPU-to-CPU density on the market. In addition to AMBER, the Tesla M2090 GPU is ideally suited to a wide range of GPU-accelerated HPC applications.