Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tesla C1060

The NVIDIA® Tesla™ C1060 transforms a workstation into a high-performance computer that outperforms a small cluster. This gives technical professionals a dedicated computing resource at their desk-side that is much faster and more energy-efficient than a shared cluster in the data center. The Tesla C1060 is based on the massively parallel, many-core Tesla processor, which is coupled with the standard CUDA C programming environment to simplify many-core programming.

The C1060 has a 2 slot form factor and plugs into a PCIe 2.0 slot. The device houses 1 GPU containing 10 multi-processors. Each multi-processor contains 24 streaming processors for a total of 240 processing cores. The device has 4G of global memory.

While the device does support double precision computations it does so at a much slower rate (97 GFLOPS) than single precision (1 Terra FLOP). Nvidia next generation GPUs should provide 1 Terra FLOPS of double precision computational capacity.

For more information http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_tesla_c1060_us.html