The revolutionary NVIDIA Pascal architecture is purpose-built to be the engine of computers that learn, see, and simulate our world - making it the perfect GPU backbone for the 1028GQ-TXR and ensuring it is a contender for the title of ‘world’s fastest deep learning appliance’.
Introducing the world's first Pascal-ready GPU server- the Boston ANNA Pascal - with support for up to 4x NVIDIA Tesla P100 (codename Pascal) GPUs.
The revolutionary NVIDIA® Pascal™ architecture is purpose-built to be the engine of computers that learn, see, and simulate our world - making it the perfect GPU backbone for the 1028GQ-TXR and ensuring it is a contender for the title of 'world's fastest deep learning appliance'.
Powered by four ground-breaking technologies with discontinuous jumps in performance, Tesla P100 enables lightning fast nodes to deliver the highest absolute performance for HPC and deep learning workloads with infinite computing needs.
One of the most interesting features of Pascal is the new NVLink interconnect system. When using a standard multi-GPU configuration with a PCI-E switch, the limited PCI-E bandwidth to the CPU memory is shared between GPU's. The link will become even more saturated when peer-topeer GPU traffic is factored in. NVLink addresses this problem by providing a high-speed 80Gb/s interconnect path wholly devoted to peer GPU-to-GPU connections. Combining this with RDMA via Infiniband or Omnipath provides the most powerful possible parallel computing environment. As shown below with the increase in performance compared to the previous generation K80 GPUs.
Boston's industry leading server is a masterclass of server design and innovation, creating a streamlined architecture which eliminates complex cabling and GPU pre-heat for maximum airflow, cooling and performance-per-watt. In addition to the 4 GPUs, the 1U server provides 4 x PCI-E Gen 3 slots for InfiniBand or Omnipath allowing strong RDMA performance.
ACPI 1.0 / 2.0 / 3.0
Plug and Play (PnP)
USB keyboard support
128MB SPI Flash with AMI UEFI
Power On/Off button
System Reset button
80 plus Titanium
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2667 v4
CPU Quantity (Installed)
Dual Socket R3 (LGA 2011)
2 x 2.5" Hot-swap drive bays
2 x 2.5" Internal
Corrects single-bit errors
1 x PCI-E 3.0 x8 Low-profile slot
3 x PCI-E 3.0 x16
TESLA P100 ACCELERATOR SMX
1 x Header
1 x RJ45 Dedicated IPMI LAN port
1 x VGA port
2 x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports
2 x USB 3.0 ports
6 x SATA3 (6Gbps) ports
Aspeed AST2400 BMC
IPMI 2.0 with virtual media over LAN and KVM-over-LAN support
Support for Intelligent Platform Management Interface v.2.0
Power Fail / Overheat LED
Suspend static indicator LED
ECC DDR4 SDRAM 72-bit
Intel i350 Dual Port Gigabit Ethernet
Supports 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, and 1000BASE-T, RJ45 output
Virtual Machine Device Queues reduce I/O overhead
2000W redundant digital power supplies w/ PMBus
SATA 3.0 6Gb/s with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
2 x Samsung Enterprise SSD SM863 960GB SATA
QPI up to 9.6 GT/s
7 x 4cm heavy duty counter-rotating fans with air shroud & optimal fan speed control
To help our clients make informed decisions about new technologies, we have opened up our research & development facilities and actively encourage customers to try the latest platforms using their own tools and if necessary together with their existing hardware. Remote access is also available
Join Boston, our sponsors and the Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) for our 2nd annual HPC roadshow, this time coming to you digitally. We invite you to join us as we explore the current state of High Performance Computing and detail our plans for the future including an exciting announcement during our keynote.