NVIDIA Editor's Day: The Re-Introduction of Tesla
Monday, June 16, 2008 - by Chris Angelini in Processors
When you visit NVIDIA’s Web site and hit the Products drop-down menu, a long list of the company’s offerings scrolls down in front of you—impressive for an organization that originally found notoriety by designing the fastest desktop display adapters.
Graphics processors for the desktop, workstation, and server space still dominate NVIDIA’s portfolio. But it’s also involved in notebooks, handhelds, software development, and more recently, high-performance computing.
For the uninitiated, high-performance computing (or HPC) has historically involved leveraging large clusters, which are used to crunch applications or algorithms demanding massive horsepower. Physics calculations, weather forecasting, manufacturing, medical imaging, cancer research, financial analysis—these are some of the fields with problems so complex that they require the cooperative efforts of HPC configurations.
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