NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) and Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) have announced the availability of NVIDIA Tesla C1060 GPU Computing processors in the new Cray CX1 line of supercomputers. The companies call this as with "ease-of-everything" features and the ability to fit into a standard office setting.
The Cray CX1 product reflects NVIDIA and Cray’s goal to drive highproductivity computing solutions into a broad array of marketsincluding financial services, oil and gas, life sciences, governmentand academia.
Each Tesla processor has hundreds of processor cores that delivernearly one teraflop of peak computing performance. The Cray CX1delivers up to four teraflops of performance at the desktop,when configured with four Tesla processors.
The Cray CX1 product is called an "affordably priced" desk-sizedsupercomputer. Unfortunately, most industries are cutting spending at a time when computers are reaching above andbeyond what most people will ever need for their computing requirements.
Fortunately, there are many companies, organizations, universities, andgovernment agencies which are always in need of faster and faster andmore and more computing power.
Jon C. Ogg
November 19, 2008