Tesla S870 In Action

During SC-07 (Supercomputing Show 2007, where we took these pictures, by the way) NVIDIA displayed a cluster containing four Tesla S870 systems attached to eight servers for a total of 16 Tesla C870 cards or around 8 TFLOPS of available performance.

NVIDIA Tesla S870Figure 10: Cluster with four Tesla S870 systems and eight servers.

NVIDIA Tesla S870Figure 11: Rear view of the cluster, the number of cables is really impressive.

This system was running a biological simulation comparing the performance of the server cluster with and without the Tesla systems. As you can see in Figure 12, the cluster got a 9x performance gain with the use of the four S870 systems.

NVIDIA Tesla S870Figure 12: Performance gain brought by the Tesla S870 systems.


Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.