June 29, 2016

Press Release

Exxact Announces Planned Production of HPC Solutions Using the NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPU


Exxact Corporation, a leading provider of high performance computing solutions, today announced its planned production of HPC solutions using the NVIDIA® Tesla® P100 GPU accelerator for PCIe. Exxact will be integrating the Tesla P100 into their Tensor family of servers, which are currently offered with either NVIDIA Tesla M40 or K80 GPUs. The NVIDIA Tesla P100 for PCIe-based servers was introduced at the recent 2016 International Supercomputing Conference and is anticipated to deliver massive leaps in performance and value compared with CPU-based systems. NVIDIA stated the new Tesla P100 will help meet unprecedented computational demands planted on modern data centers.

HPC data centers need to support the growing demands of scientists and researchers while staying within a tight budget. The old approach of deploying lots of commodity compute nodes requires vast interconnect overhead that substantially increases costs without proportionally increasing data center performance. With Exxact's Tensor Series servers featuring the Tesla P100 GPUs, scientists and researchers will be able to optimize the total cost of ownership for highly-demanding computing requirements with a solution that provides reliability, serviceability, and density.

The NVIDIA Tesla P100 accelerators are the world’s most advanced data center GPUs ever built; designed to boost throughput and save money for HPC and hyperscale data centers. Powered by the brand new NVIDIA Pascal™ architecture, NVIDIA Tesla P100 enable a single PCIe-based node to replace up to half-rack of commodity CPU nodes by delivering lightning-fast performance in a broad range of HPC applications. Handling the same workload with far fewer nodes means customers can save up to 70% in overall data center costs.

With over 400 applications accelerated, including 9 out of top 10 HPC applications, every HPC customer can now deploy accelerators in their data center to keep up with ever-growing user demands while saving money.

"Accelerated computing is the only path forward to keep up with researchers' insatiable demand for HPC and AI supercomputing," said Roy Kim, senior group product manager of accelerated computing at NVIDIA. "Deploying CPU-only systems to meet this demand would require large numbers of commodity compute nodes, leading to substantially increased costs without proportional performance gains. Dramatically scaling performance with fewer, more powerful NVIDIA Tesla P100 powered nodes puts more dollars into computing instead of vast infrastructure overhead.”

NVIDIA Tesla P100 for PCIe is reimagined from silicon to software, crafted with innovation at every level. It features three groundbreaking technologies that deliver a dramatic jump in performance:

  • New Pascal Architecture: Delivering 5.3 and 10.6 TeraFLOPS of double and single precision for HPC, 21.2 TeraFLOPS of FP16 for Deep learning
  • CoWoS ® with HBM2: Unifying data and compute into single package for up to 3X memory bandwidth over prior-generation solution.
  • Page Migration Engine: Parallel programming got simpler by enabling datasets beyond the physical limits of GPU memory.

Tesla P100 for PCIe Specifications:

  • 4.7 TeraFLOPS double-precision performance with NVIDIA GPU Boost
  • 9.3 TeraFLOPS single-precision performance with NVIDIA GPU Boost
  • 18.7 TeraFLOPS half-precision performance with NVIDIA GPU Boost
  • Up to 720 GB/s memory bandwidth with CoWoS® HBM2 Stacked Memory
  • Up to 16 GB of CoWoS® HBM2 Stacked Memory
  • Enhanced Programmability with Page Migration Engine and Unified Memory
  • ECC protection for increased reliability
  • Server-optimized for best throughput in the data center

The PCIe-based NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPU accelerator is expected to be available beginning in Q4 2016 from Exxact Corporation. Exxact Tensor Series servers featuring the Tesla P100 will also be available in Q4 2016. Users that do not plan on going through the data center route or wish to test the P100 before the PCIe variant ships out should consider NVIDIA’s P100-powered DGX-1® supercomputer. It features eight Tesla P100 accelerators, delivering 170 teraflops of half-precision peak performance, which is equivalent to 250 CPU-based servers. The NVIDIA DGX-1 can be ordered through Exxact here.

About Exxact Corporation
Exxact develops and manufactures innovative computing platforms and solutions that include workstation, server, cluster, and storage products developed for Life Sciences, HPC, Big Data, Cloud, Visualization, Video Wall, and AV applications. With a full range of engineering and logistics services, including consultancy, initial solution validation, manufacturing, implementation, and support, Exxact enables their customers to solve complex computing challenges, meet product development deadlines, improve resource utilization, reduce energy consumption, and maintain a competitive edge. Visit Exxact Corporation at www.exxactcorp.com.