- IBM is showcasing the HDCA with NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators with their POWER8 system
- Provides 68Tflops of computational power using 16 NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerators
- Shipping soon with the new NVIDIA Tesla K80 dual-GPU accelerators
- At SC'14 see the HDCA in OSS booth #754 and IBM booth #931
One Stop Systems, Inc. (OSS), the leader in PCI Express® (PCIe®) expansion technology, is shipping the first PCIe 3.0 expansion appliance that supports up to 16 high-end GPU accelerator boards from a single or multiple POWER8 Systems. The 3U High Density Compute Accelerator (HDCATM), with IBM's POWER8 system, provides up to 68TFLOPS of computational power using the NVIDIA® Tesla® K40 GPU accelerators. OSS is currently shipping the HDCA with Tesla K40 GPUs, and will soon be shipping it with the new NVIDIA Tesla K80 dual- GPU accelerators. The HDCA is a complete appliance, solving integration issues and making installation easy. The user simply connects the cable or cables to the POWER8 server(s) and has hundreds or thousands of additional compute cores readily available.
The High Density Compute Accelerator
The HDCA consists of the 3U rackmount chassis, three modular power supplies, the front bezel, and four canisters pre-loaded with NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators. Ample cooling is provided by a fan located on the front of each canister plus four exhaust fans mounted on the rear of the enclosure. The canisters and power supplies slide into the front of the chassis and the front bezel snaps into place. One, two or four POWER8 Systems are then cabled to the rear of the enclosure. Each connection operates at aggregated Gen3 speeds of 128Gb/s. A fully IPMI 2.0-compliant internal system monitor provides system operation data, control and alarming functions, including fan operation, voltages, and temperature at several points in the enclosure, including NVIDIA GPU telemetry.
"One Stop Systems has consistently produced ground-breaking products in the PCIe expansion market and the PCIe Gen3 High Density Compute Accelerator sets the bar even higher," said Steve Cooper, CEO of One Stop Systems. "OSS Accelerators have had a natural evolution from the Gen2 products first introduced in 2009. Since then we've continued to lead the industry, producing even faster computational products. The Gen3 HDCA utilizes the latest silicon available with expert design capabilities experienced in designing PCI Express expansion products. The result is the fastest computational device on the market today and the easiest to install and use. Because we have already configured the system with cutting-edge NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators, the up-time is greatly minimized. This product is the dream of any data center manager."
"One Stop's PCIe extension system enables the highest number of GPU accelerators to be connected to a single server," said Sumit Gupta, general manager of Accelerated Computing at NVIDIA. "With the Tesla K80 dual-GPU accelerator, the GPU density can be doubled, providing customers with the highest-performance, high-density computing solutions to tackle even the toughest computational challenges."
About One Stop Systems
One Stop Systems pioneered standards-based PCIe expansion products starting in 2005. OSS continues its pioneering tradition by producing High Performance Computing Appliances targeting advanced technologies in any market with high-performance, high-density requirements. OSS provides flexible platforms for high-density, next generation storage, GPU accelerated computing and professional audio and video applications. OSS also customizes our products to make them fit our customers' precise requirements. Custom and semi-custom products have long been OSS' core capability. OSS has a proven record of producing the highest quality products through superior engineering, ISO9001-2008 quality-driven production, and responsive pre- and post-sales support. For more information, contact our sales department toll free at (877) 438-2724.