December 14, 2009

Fastra Desktop Supercomputer Packs 13 NVIDIA Chipsets

Nicole Hemsoth

Custom-built PC delivers 12 teraflops.

The University of Antwerp has revealed what it believes is one of the fastest computers ever to fit into a regular tower chassis. Called just the Fastra II, it combines six dual-GPU GeForce GTX 295 cards with a single GeForce GTX 275 to provide a total of 13 GPUs in a single desktop. Since the NVIDIA cards can accelerate CUDA and other general-purpose computing tasks, the sheer parallelism lets the PC handle up to 12 teraflops of general work as well as 3D graphics.

Full story at Electronista

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