After being sued back by Samsung for patent infringements, Nvidia has a new product to show: the new Tesla K80 GPU accelerator. The new accelerator is faster and more powerful than the current K40 and will be leveraged by tech giants like Dell, HP and other system manufacturers. The new Tesla K80 comes a year after Nvidia released the K40 GPU accelerator.
The new Tesla K80 was announced today at the SC14 computer show in New Orleans and it will be Nvidia’s flagship software product. The new Tesla K80 will be part of Nvidia Tesla Accelerated Computing Platform, which is specialized in software, hardware and other products needed for accelerated applications within the data center.
There are many high-performance computing organizations that are turning to accelerators for a performance boost on their systems. The most used so far are the GPUs from Intel – the x86 co=processor, and the Nvidia Advanced Micro Devices. These accelerators also keep a lid on the power consumption and on the operating costs.
According to a new report, 62 of the fastest 500 supercomputers at the moment are using accelerators, and the numbers have gone up with 53 since November last year. 44 of the supercomputers use Nividia GPUs and 17 run on x86 from Intel.
According to Sumit Gupta, the general manager of Tesla products at Nvidia, the new Tesla K80 is ten times faster than a CPU. It has 4,9992 CUDA parallel processing cores and can run complex applications faster and more efficiently than previous GPUs.
The new Tesla K80 will have Nvidia’s GPU Boost technology, which will increase the performance of the GPU when the applications need it. The K80 has two GPUs per board, which will enable it to double the performance of applications designed to work with multiple GPUs. It will also run on a 24GB of GDDR5 memory. The new Tesla K80 has twice the memory of the previous Tesla K40.
The new Tesla K80 will support x86, ARM-based chips and Power and can support more than 280 HPC and other data center applications.
Gupta said that the new Tesla accelerator
“extends what now has been a very large and broad ecosystem for the platform.”