NVIDIA launches Quadro Plex

Posted on Wednesday, Aug 02 2006 @ 00:21 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
NVIDIA ushered in a new era of advanced visualization for the professional graphics market with the introduction of the NVIDIA Quadro Plex 1000, the world's first dedicated Visual Computing System (VCS).

By delivering an order-of-magnitude increase in levels of productivity and capability for advanced visualization, the NVIDIA Quadro Plex offers advanced scalability in a sleek desktop or dense 3U rackmount configuration for demanding professional applications such as those powering multiple streams of 4K high-definition video, 3D styling and design, scientific and medical visualization, oil and gas exploration, or visual simulation and training.

Featuring NVIDIA SLI multi-GPU technology, the NVIDIA Quadro Plex is an external visual compute system delivering:
  • Massive density of up to 20x when compared to traditional GPU solutions
  • Performance of up to 80-billion pixels/sec and seven billion vertices/sec
  • Resolutions as high as 148 megapixels on 16 synchronized digital-output channels and eight HD SDI channels
  • Scalability beyond current solutions, offering multiple configurations ranging from a single system to a cluster to further scale system ability.

    NVIDIA Quadro Plex 1000 is compatible with an officially certified set of x86 32- and 64-bit Intel and AMD processors running Windows and Linux operating systems. See www.nvidia.com/quadroplex for a list of compatible systems. NVIDIA Quadro Plex is planned to be certified on all industry-leading applications and ship in September 2006, with prices starting at $17,500 (US).


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