NextComputing (Nashua, NH) has announced support for the NVIDIA® Tesla™ C-class GPU computing processors in its NextStream dense streaming blade server, including the recently announced Tesla C2075. At a diminutive 2 rack units (2U) high, the NextStream is optimized for high-performance computing tasks that require a mix of traditional multi-core CPU processing with GPU co-processing in a dense form-factor. The NextStream 2U chassis can house up to three independent dual-processor blades, each with dual Intel® Xeon® 5500 series processors (up to 6 cores per CPU) and 96GB memory, for a total of 36 processing cores and 288GB of memory per chassis. Each blade has its own PCI Express 2.0 x8 expansion slot and internal Gigabit networking between blades. In a GPU-optimized setup, the NextStream can be configured with two blades, each with dual 6-core Intel Xeon processors, 96GB RAM, and a dedicated NVIDIA Tesla GPU computing processor on a full PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot.
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