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Psychsoftpc debuts Psychlone Tesla Personal Supercomputer

Posted on Saturday, July 11 2009 @ 07:25:41 CEST by

A company named Psychsoftpc has introduced the Psychlone Tesla Personal Supercomputer, this is a new GPGPU computing system based on the NVIDIA Tesla cards. More details over here.
Psychsoftpc, a Quincy, Massachusetts computer manufacturer known for making Linux supercomputer clusters and high performance PCs and Workstations, announces the release of their new Psychlone Tesla Personal Supercomputer. In the tradition of their first product, the Psychlone Cluster Supercomputer, Psychsoftpc is now offering their own version of the Personal Supercomputer, the Psychlone Tesla Personal Supercomputer (they just had to call it "Psychlone", it's a tradition). The Psychlone Tesla Personal Supercomputer is built around Tesla Supercomputing Cards, or GPUs, from NVidia, which enable the manufacture of the Personal Supercomputer, or supercomputer in one box. This frees researchers from being totally dependent on cluster supercomputers. Researchers no longer have to wait for time on a cluster, but, instead, can tackle projects right away at their desk. Psychsoftpc is currently offering two versions of the product, one with SUSE Linux 64 bit Operating System and one with Windows Vista 64 bit Operating System, because they support freedom of choice in computing and have been supporting Linux since 1995. Psychsoftpc was one of the first PC manufacturers to pre-install Linux on their systems, and were supporting Linux, especially SUSE Linux from Novell, well before Dell and HP jumped on the Linux bandwagon. Here are more details about the Psychlone Tesla Personal Supercomputer and what it can be used it for.

First let's look at the Tesla Card itself, the NVidia Tesla C1060, the heart of the Psychlone Tesla Personal Supercomputer. The use of this card is what enables Psychsoftpc to put supercomputing power in a single box the size of a full tower PC that people probably have next to their desks right now, replacing those racks of PCs in a cluster configuration, taking up all that space and electricity. Each Tesla C1060 has a Massively-Parallel Many Core Architecture with 240 processor cores with 4 GB High-Speed Memory, Asynchronous transfer capability and IEEE 754 single & double precision floating point units. Specifically, each NVidia Tesla C1060 gives people 1.4 billion transistors, One Teraflop of processing power and 240 processing cores. This allows professionals to solve computationally intensive problems at their desk that traditionally required time on a large cluster installation.

With the Psychlone Tesla Personal Supercomputer, professionals can tackle some of the toughest computational challenges around including drug research, oil and gas exploration, prime number theory, computational fluid dynamics, Geographic Information Services (GIS), weather simulation and computational finance right at their desk with a supercomputer that takes up the same space as a regular PC, without waiting around for time on a cluster at their school or place of work. They could even use it to help pick out their fantasy baseball team. And there is plenty of software available that allows users to take advantage of the Parallel Processing power in the system.



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