SIGGRAPH 2008—LOS ANGELES, CA—August 12, 2008—3D models and datasets have become too large for the standard desktop workstation to handle. To help combat the problem, NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in visual computing technologies, announced today the D Series of NVIDIA Quadro Plex® Visual Computing Systems (VCS) available in deskside or rackmount configurations. Engineered to provide the most robust NVIDIA Quadro® GPU visualization performance to date, the Quadro Plex systems are ideal for the styling and design, geosciences and scientific visualization industries, working with extremely large 3D models, datasets and power walls. The new Quadro Plex series provides performance improvements of up to 100% over previous versions and offers massively parallel processing capabilities using multiple Quadro graphics cards for visualization, large-scale projection and display, or computation with the NVIDIA® CUDA™ Parallel Computing Processor.
The Quadro Plex D2 will be featured in technology demonstrations of real-time NVIDIA GPU-based raytracing, large scale CAD modeling and 4K HD power walls at SIGGRAPH 2008 in Los Angeles, August 12-14, 2008 (NVIDIA Booth 554).
The NVIDIA Quadro Plex 2200 D2 VCS, with two Quadro GPUs, 4 dual-link DVI channels, and 8 GB of frame buffer memory, is designed for advanced visualization of extremely large models and datasets, as well as high-performance computing processes. Its partner, the Quadro Plex 2100 D4 VCS with four GPUs, 8 dual-link DVI channels and a 4 GB frame buffer, is optimized for multi-display applications.
A Quadro Plex D series VCS can turn workstations and servers into visual supercomputers. Easily connected to a host workstation via a low-power PCI Express adapter card, the Quadro Plex VCS gives workstations the massively parallel processing capabilities of multiple Quadro graphics cards and features an ultra-quiet design, allowing the system to be deployed deskside. It can also be deployed in a standard 3U, 19-inch rackmount configuration, for maximum visual computational density.
The new Quadro Plex 2200 D2 VCS houses two Quadro FX 5800 GPUs, providing 480 NVIDIA CUDA Parallel Computing Processor cores and 8GB of graphics memory. The thermal and power management capabilities of the chassis offer up to 20% performance improvement over standard add-in graphics, making it the most powerful visual computing system available. The Quadro Plex 2200 D2 VCS houses up to four Quadro FX 4700 GPUs, powering up to four displays via its dual-link DVI outputs, and up to eight displays with its high-resolution projection capabilities.
"For the first time, the Quadro Plex D Series, with our latest Quadro GPU technology, brings visual supercomputing to the deskside, combining advanced visualization and computational performance together in a Quadro system," says Jeff Brown, general manager, Professional Solutions, NVIDIA. "From the unprecedented power of the Quadro Plex to our Quadro FX mobile notebook solutions, professionals across multiple markets can now get the level of Quadro performance that best meets their individual visualization needs."
The Quadro Plex D Series VCS will be available in September 2008 with prices beginning at $10,750.