2014-04-29

Nvidia Iray VCA

Nvidia Iray

New Nvidia's massively-powerful graphics system

 

The latest NVIDIA rendering system - $50,000 Iray VCA, aimed straight at designers aiming to bypass physical prototypes. The stackable, scalable box promises to replace a workstation cluster, containing eight of NVIDIA's fastest GPUs for a total of 23,040 CUDA cores.

 

Each of those GPUs gets 12GB of memory, meanwhile. There's also 256GB of system memory to go with 20 CPU cores, along with a 2TB SSD for storage; the OS is Linux Cent, with NVIDIA's own Iray software and cluster manager on top.
 

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Connectivity, meanwhile, includes two 1GigE ports, two 10GigE (SFP+) ports, and a single InfiniBand port. NVIDIA envisages the Iray VCA living in a data center and simply being called upon by whichever design team requires its crunching abilities at the time.

 

More detail specifications in Nvidia PDF.

 

We hope we will bring you the review of the system soon in GPU Rendering Magazine.