NVIDIA introduced today the NVIDIA Quadro Plex 1000, the world's first dedicated Visual Computing System (VCS).
The NVIDIA Quadro Plex offers advanced scalability in a sleek desktop or dense 3U rackmount configuration for demanding professional applications such as those powering multiple streams of 4K high-definition video, 3D styling and design, scientific and medical visualization, oil and gas exploration, or visual simulation and training.
Featuring NVIDIA SLI multi-GPU technology, the NVIDIA Quadro Plex is an external visual compute system delivering a density of up to 20x when compared to traditional GPU solutions and a performance of up to 80-billion pixels/sec and seven billion vertices/sec. In additions, the system delivers
resolutions as high as 148 megapixels on 16 synchronized digital-output channels and eight HD SDI channels
Scalability beyond current solutions, offering multiple configurations ranging from a single system to a cluster to further scale system ability
NVIDIA Quadro Plex 1000 is compatible with an officially certified set of x86 32- and 64-bit Intel and AMD processors running Windows and Linux operating systems. NVIDIA Quadro Plex is planned to be certified on all industry-leading applications and ship in September 2006, with prices starting at $17,500 (US).