Supermicro to produce 1U Tesla-equipped server — but nothing to mention

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Hmm. No meat, no fish, not even dessert this SuperMicro GPU 1U system. What is it really? Only 2 Tesla 1060 GPU cards and less than 2 TFLOPS of power?! Why all industrial/corporate companies hesitate to use double GPU cards? Cooling is the key, if You are able to keep GPU card temperature below 80 degrees C, It’s very stable. But double power!

If I’d have to make 1U massively parallel number-cruncher, it will be at least 6 TFLOPS thing. Three times over Supermicro How? By using 3 double-GPU GT200 cards side by side, more effective cooling by using radial fans (instead of funny small ones, used in SuperMicro), PCIe extender cables, small 1-socket motherboard. There is no need for multi-HDD RAID systems, so I’d leave HDD subsystem for 2,5″ or SSD.

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