NVIDIA's big chip, the GK110

Subject: General Tech | May 25, 2012 - 11:28 AM |
Tagged: nvidia, kepler, GTC 2012, gk110

We at PC Perspective were not the only ones who became a wee bit excited when we had the news from NVIDIA about what the GK110 Kepler chip is going to be capable of.  The chip will be powering professional HPC systems with the Telsa K20 board which will deliver over a teraflop of double precision processing power.  That precision is not so important to the proper rendering of fluid dynamics in the underground water of Crysis 2 but for scientists trying to model the real world it is double what they say from the previous generation of Fermi based Tesla boards.  Check out The Tech Report as they delve into how NVIDIA tweaked their new architecture to deal with new choke points and the compute enhancements they've added.

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"At its 2012 GPU Technology Conference, Nvidia revealed plenty of details about the biggest GPU of its Kepler generation. Here's what you need to know."

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May 26, 2012 | 11:00 AM - Posted by John Janis (not verified)

That image looks like a Mandelbrot fractal.

May 26, 2012 | 09:56 PM - Posted by Branthog

Well, yeah. It's called TR_mandelbrot.jpg :P

May 26, 2012 | 10:08 PM - Posted by Branthog

So, the article states that there won't be any consumer supply when this launches at the end of 2012. However, maybe -- just maybe -- the 600s will finally be available by the time these are launched!

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