What would you do with a super computer? If you are a business owner, you might use it to crunch data for better insights. If you are a IT specialist, you might run faster reports with better processing. If you are a regular user, then you might use it for gaming (with a thousand other friends). Wherever you stand, even at the top super computing conference, the PowerEdge is built to handle a lot more than your average server or computing system.
What Is A Supercomputer?
Sounds super, right? A super computer can be thought of as a regular computer with high processing capabilities. I is a relative term that refers to the high-level computational capacity of a computer. Thus, a super computer can perform at much higher levels that the normal computer, measured in FLOPS, or floating-point operations per second. This supercomputing technology is just one of the many things in development at GoogleX.
What Are FLOPS?
FLOPS, or floating point operations per second, is an overall measure of computing performance. This measurement is much more accurate than instructions per second, which is the unit of measurement for standard computing devices, like a micro computer. This measurement allows for a larger dynamic range than ever before. This makes it possible to measure the smallest and largest numbers that can be represented. This serves as proof that supercomputing devices are faster than any existing technology.
Dell’s Latest Supercomputer
Built by Dell, the PowerEdge C4130 delivers on their commitment to develop solutions for high-performance computing (HPC) challenges. It is intended to accelerate time-to-discovery using high GPU intensity to handle the most demanding workloads. In fact, it is the only one of its kind to power up to four GPUs/accelerators (33% more density than the competing solutions). Here are more of the technical features, all fit into 1U of rack space:
- Up to two Intel Xeon E5-2600v3 processors
- 16 DIMMs of DDR4 memory
- Up to two 1.8-inch SATA SSD boot drives
- Up to four 300W Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors or NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators
- The NVIDIA Tesla K80 dual-GPU accelerator latest version
Okay, that was a lot of specifications. Even if you are a tech specialist, you might not know what all of that means. Actually, you probably need some experience in high-performance computing to fully grasp it all. So, what does this all mean for users?
The PowerEdge C4130 is just as the name implies, powerful. It will further help the innovation and advancements already taking place in the HPC space. These innovations are being driven by top research organizations, IT companies, manufacturing and industrial companies and financial institutions.
Furthermore, increased speed and capacity leads to faster application performance with less computers, which is not the case for telepresence technology. While financials are not specifically available, there is potential for cost savings. And if you are tight on space in a datacenter, that might mean more to you than anything else.
Lastly, the speed driven computer delivers results quickly. With less processing and more analyzing, you stand to gain more insights. More importantly, decisions makers gain more time to identify and react to changing needs. This can not only save money, but also yield better results in terms of research or revenue.
The newest HPC solution by Dell, the PowerEdge C4130, is ahead of the competition. It helps to produce more revolutionary data driven discoveries by organizations. We can be excited for the breakthroughs computing provides in the near future, especially if you combine it with the innovation happening with NoSQL databases.
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