Scientists, researchers and engineers who are using GPUs to tackle complex challenges will have a bigger toolbox with the opening this week of a new HP NVIDIA GPU Technical Centre of Excellence in Grenoble, France.
Designed to make high performance computing (HPC), simulations and computation more accessible, the joint initiative will help end-users, developers and independent software vendors solve their challenges with the latest technologies from HP and NVIDIA.
The new center can be accessed from the HP network or via the internet remotely. Users can optimize their HPC by carrying out proofs of concept, benchmarks and other testing activities with HP systems based on NVIDIA Tesla GPUs.
To realize their potential, HPC systems require huge amounts of compute resources ? and the expertise to integrate them. That?s exactly what the center offers.
Its compute resources are built around a dedicated HP Converged Infrastructure. It delivers compute power, efficiency and density via an HP Cluster Platform that includes 10 HP ProLiant SL250s, SL270s and ML350p Gen 8 servers with integrated NVIDIA Tesla GPUs.
Users can interact with large, complex datasets locally via an HP Z820 Workstation or remotely using HP ProLiant WS460c Gen8 Workstation Blades.
The center also hosts NVIDIA GRID technology, which shares the GPU across multiple virtual machines, so users can experience high-performance visualization of a workstation from any connected device.
To maximize the effective use of these resources, experts from HP and NVIDIA are available to provide advice and consultation on development and tuning of applications using GPU acceleration.