Sometime ago we mentioned that the a new variation on the popular V6XD (Xeon) Cluster was in development. Now we are a little nearer to it's release. The V6XD-G, as it will be catalogued, provides the same master node controller and four Xeon Compute nodes along with internal managed switch and high reliability power supply, in a small and rugged cabinet - but it additionally supports a GPU card per Compute node.
Tranquil will be posting a series of blogs, showing how this high performance micro cluster was developed over the coming weeks - so please keep your eyes on this blog.
Register your interest in the V6XD-G now
A list of professional and server grade GPU cards are now being tested for final certification and one of these should be the state of the art NVIDIA Tesla P4! It's a perfect partner for the V6XD-G!
Here's what NVIDIA say about it:
The INFERENCING ACCELERATOR
In the new era of AI and intelligent machines, deep learning is shaping our world like no other computing model in history. GPUs powered by the revolutionary NVIDIA Pascal™ architecture provide the computational engine for the new era of artificial intelligence, enabling amazing user experiences by accelerating deep learning applications at scale.
The NVIDIA Tesla P4 is powered by the revolutionary NVIDIA Pascal™ architecture and purpose-built to boost efficiency for scale-out servers running deep learning workloads, enabling smart responsive AI-based services. It slashes inference latency by 15X in any hyperscale infrastructure and provides an incredible 60X better energy efficiency than CPUs. This unlocks a new wave of AI services previous impossible due to latency limitations.
The Tesla P4’s small form factor and 50W/75W power footprint design accelerates density optimized, scale-out servers. It also provides an incredible 60X better energy efficiency than CPUs for deep learning inference workloads, letting hyperscale customers meet the exponential growth in demand for AI applications.