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GPU accelerators and coprocessors for PowerEdge servers

PowerEdge GPU Coprocessor
Accelerators are available for the PowerEdge C4130R730, T630, and the VRTX Chassis.

Increase the performance of your PowerEdge data center.

Extract some of the highest levels of performance from your Dell PowerEdge servers through a general-purpose computation on graphics processing units (GPUs) architecture. When you add GPU processing power to the CPU capabilities already available in your PowerEdge servers, you open the door to outstanding performance across hundreds of processing cores.

  • GPUs are high-performance, many-core processors that can be used to accelerate a wide range of applications.
  • Advanced GPU programming methods and toolkits enable easy integration into your data center.
  • GPU processors can be internally installed in standard PCIe slots.
  • To take full advantage of GPU technology, applications need to be programmed and compiled for GPUs using NVIDIA® CUDA® or AMD with OpenCL™ toolkits.

 

Use GPU computing to accelerate applications and enable large-data processing in many types of applications, including:
• Analytics
• Computer-aided design (CAD)
• Data-intensive imaging
• Engineering
• Forecasting
• Life sciences
• Media, entertainment and animation
• Multiapplication environments
• Research

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What is GPU computing?

GPU computing is the use of a GPU as a coprocessor in tandem with a CPU to accelerate CPU intensive applications typically used in scientific and engineering domains. GPUs are also being used in virtual desktop environments.

The GPU accelerates applications running on the CPU by off-loading some of the compute-intensive and time-consuming portions of the application code. The rest of the application still runs on the CPU. From a user’s perspective, the application may run faster because it’s using the massively parallel processing power of the GPU to boost performance. This is known as “heterogeneous” or “hybrid” computing.

In the 1999–2000 time frame, computer scientists, along with researchers in fields such as medical imaging and electromagnetics, started using GPUs to accelerate a range of scientific applications. This was the advent of the movement called GPGPU or general purpose GPU computing.

A CPU consists of four to sixteen CPU cores, while a GPU consists of hundreds of smaller cores. Together, they operate to crunch through the data in the application. This massively parallel architecture is what gives the GPU its high compute performance. There are a number of GPU-accelerated applications that can provide easy access high-performance computing (HPC).

Card Option

AMD

AMD FirePro™ S9050/S9000/S7000/W7000
• Focused on virtual device interface (VDI) and
  visualization environments
• Double-wide form factor (S9000)
• Single-wide form factor (S7000/W7000)
• Up to 225W and over 1200 cores
• PCIe Gen 3
AMD FirePro S9000/S7000/W7000

AMD FirePro™ S9150/S9100/W9100

• Focused on compute environments
• Double-wide form factor
• Up to 275W and over 2500 cores
• PCIe Gen 3


Dell does not support local DVI/Display Port connections on Graphics cards. These cards are designed to be used as VDI devices and support virtualized graphics.

GPU for Compute --- AMD  
Brand AMD FireproAMD Firepro  AMD Firepro
ModelS9150S9100W9100
Dell ServersPE C4130
PE R730
PE C4130
PE R730
PE T630
PR VRTX
Cores/Processors2816        25602816
Memory16GB GDDR512GB GDDR5164GB GDDR5
Max power consumption235W225W275W
Single precision5.07 TFLOPS4.22 TFLOPS5.24 TFOPS
Dual precision2.53 TFLOPS2.11 TFLOPS2.62 TFLOPS
CoolingPassivePassiveActive
WidthDouble WideDouble WideSingle Wide
LengthFull LengthFull LengthFull Length
HeightFull HeightFull HeightFull Height



 GPU for Virtualization and Graphics — AMD
BrandAMD FireproAMD Firepro AMD Firepro AMD Firepro
ModelS9050S9000S7000W7000
Dell ServersPE R730PE R730

PE R730

PE T630
PR VRTX
Cores/Processors1792179212801280
Memory12GB GDDR56GB GDDR54GB GDDR54GB GDDR5
Max Power Consumption225W225W150W150W
Single Precision3.23 TFLOPS3.23 TFLOPS2.4 TFOPS2.4 TFOPS
Dual Precision806 GFLOPS806 GFLOPS152 GFLOPS152 GFLOPS
CoolingPassivePassivePassiveActive
WidthDouble WideDouble WideSingle WideSingle Wide
LengthFull LengthFull LengthFull LengthFull Length
HeightFull HeightFull HeightFull HeightFull Height
*above GPU options may also be utilized in compute environments


 Coprocessors for Compute — Intel®
 
BrandIntel® Xeon
Phi™
Intel® Xeon
Phi™
Intel® Xeon
Phi™
Intel® Xeon
Phi™
Intel® Xeon
Phi™
Model7120P7120A5110P3120P3120A
Dell ServersPE C4130
PE R730

PE T630PE C4130
PE R730
PE C4130
PE R730
PE T630
Cores/Processors6161605757
Memory*16GB
GDDR5
16Gb
GDDR5
8GB
GDDR5
6GB
GDDR5
6GB
GDDR5
Max Power Consumption300W300W225W300W300W
Single Precision2.44
TFLOPS
2.44
TFLOPS
2.022
TFLOPS
2.006
TFLOPS
2.006
TFLOPS
Dual Precision1.220
TFLOPS
1.220
TFLOPS
1.053
TFLOPS
1.003
TFLOPS
1.003
TFLOPS
CoolingPassiveActivePassivePassiveActive
WidthDouble WideDouble WideDouble WideDouble WideDouble Wide
LengthFull LengthFull LengthFull LengthFull LengthFull Length
HeightFull HeightFull HeightFull HeightFull Height Full Height


 GPU for Compute — NVIDIA    
BrandNVIDIA TeslaNVIDIA TeslaNVIDIA TeslaNVIDIA Tesla NVIDIA®
Tesla®
 
NVIDIA®
Tesla®
 
ModelK20MK20CK20XK40K40CK80
Dell ServersPE R730

PE T630
PE R730PE C4130
PE R730

PE T630PE C4130
PE R730
Cores/Processors249624962688288028804992
Memory5GB GDDR55GB GDDR56GB GDDR512GB GDDR512GB
GDDR5
24GB
GDDR5
Max Power Consumption225W225W235W235W235W300W
Single Precision3.52 TFLOPS3.52 TFLOPS3.95 TFLOPS4.39 TFLOPS4.29
TFLOPS
5.61
TFLOPS
Dual Precision1.17 TFLOPS1.17 TFLOPS1.31
TFLOPS
1.43
TFLOPS
1.43
TFLOPS
1.87
TFLOPS
CoolingPassiveActivePassivePassiveActive Passive
WidthDouble WideDouble WideDouble WideDouble WideDouble WideDouble Wide
LengthFull LengthFull LengthFull LengthFull Length   Full LengthFull Length
HeightFull HeightFull HeightFull HeightFull HeightFull HeightFull Height




  GPU for Virtualization and Graphics — NVIDIA
BrandNVIDIA GRIDNVIDIA GRIDNVIDIA GRID
ModelK1K2K2 Active
Dell Servers

PE C4130
PE R730

 

PE C4130
PE R730

 

PE T630
PE VRTX
Cores/Processors76830723072
Memory16GB GDDR38GB GDDR58GB GDDR5
Max Power Consumption130W225W240W
Single PrecisionNANANA
Dual PrecisionNANANA
CoolingPassivePassiveActive
WidthDouble WideDouble WideDouble Wide
LengthFull LengthFull LengthFull Length
HeightFull HeightFull HeightFull Height
Dell HPC Solutions

At the core of Dell's high-performance computing (HPC) solution is a modular HPC infrastructure stack built from industry-standard hardware components and best-of-breed partner products. These solutions offer the performance and scalability required by the most demanding applications at a fraction of the cost of proprietary systems.

With partners in each of the key sections of an HPC solution, we can design your solution through a building-block strategy that’s tested and validated for performance and reliability. Below are the key building blocks:

• Compute Platform — Dell rack-mounted servers, blades and shared-infrastructure systems
• Processors and accelerators
• Operating system
• Provisioning and system management software
• Middleware and development tools — Dell offers flexibility with the choice of standards-based message passing libraries, including MPICH, MPICH-GM and MVAPICH, supporting available interconnect options. Dell and its partners also offer a broad selection of comprehensive development toolkits, including compilers, math libraries and system and development tools.
• Interconnect technologies
• Storage

Learn more at Dell HPC Solutions.
Desktop Virtualization Solutions (DVS) Enterprise

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