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IBM puts Nvidia GPU in flagship servers

by on06 October 2015

Teaming up with Big Blue Power

Big Blue has launched a line of Power processor-based, Linux-tuned machines which are helped out by Nvidia Tesla K80 GPUs.

The three products based around Power 8 processors offering scale-out servers in preconfigured, single-click order, and bespoke options. They are

  • The S812LC, consisting of a single eight-core 3.32GHz processor or 10-core 2.92GHz processor, up to 1TB of system memory.
  • The S822LC for commercial computing, offering the same specs but with a second identical processor for up to 20 cores.
  • The S822LC for high performance offers identical specs to the S822LC but incorporates multiple Nvidia Tesla K80 GPUs for creating visual interpretations of data quickly and easily.

Nvidia and IBM are close in the OpenPower Foundation and the 822 is supposed to be a lot quicker .

IBM said that the S822LC, with its 20 cores of Power 8 performance, is 2.7x per core, with 40 percent better price-performance ratio when running PostegreSQL."

The difference with the LC range is its ability to run out of the box and off the shelf, meaning that customers can be up and running in under 30 minutes, IBM says.

List prices range from $6,595 to $11,990 off the shelf, with a price on request for the Nvidia-enabled version.


Last modified on 06 October 2015
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