nVIDIA’s Tesla card hasn’t been in the news lately, once the initial buzz from its release wore off it faded into the background.  Transtec may reverse that with their CUDA supercomputers, built off of the Tesla cards.  One model offers 4 teraflops of computing power for all your mainframe level needs.  This is a big score for nVIDIA, as up until now there have been few companies willing to build using the new GPU based machines and the power that nVIDIA bragged about was only being used for their own PR.  As The Inquirer points out, you had better have deep pockets, the 4 teraflop model will set you back about $16,000.
“CUSTOMISED HARDWARE MAKER, Transtec, has unveiled a couple of rather compact Cuda supercomputers based on Nvidia’s Tesla graphics cards, boasting up to four Teraflops of computing power.

Transtec’s 1000W Cuda supercomputer – which the firm is touting as “an individual supercomputing workstation” – sports two Tesla C1060 cards with over four Gigabytes of storage each, an Nvidia Quadro NVS 290 graphics card, 8 Gigabytes of RAM, an Intel Core 2 duo and a 160 Gigabyte SATA-2 hard disk for a purported two Teraflops of computing power, all packed into a small(ish) 43 cm high by 53 cm deep tower.”

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