NVIDIA has announced the arrival of its new Maximus technology by bringing together the professional 3D graphics capability of NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics processing units (GPUs) with the parallel-computing power of the NVIDIA Tesla C2075 companion processor. The Maximus is basically a unified technology that transparently assigns work to the right processor and is certified by industry leading application vendors.
NVIDIA unleashes Maximus
With NVIDIA Maximus, in the enabled applications, such as those from Adobe, ANSYS, Autodesk, Bunkspeed, Dassault Systèmes and MathWorks, GPU computation work is assigned to run on the NVIDIA Tesla companion processor. This frees up the NVIDIA Quadro GPU to handle graphics functions, with performance that is often demanded by professional users. This new offering enables a single system to simultaneously handle interactive graphics and the computation-intensive number crunching associated with the simulation or rendering of the results. These previously needed to be done in separate steps or on separate systems.
Major workstation OEMs – including HP, Dell, Lenovo, and Fujitsu – are all offering workstations featuring NVIDIA’s new Maximus technology, and it’s available for configuration and purchase immediately. The NVIDIA Maximus desktop workstation configurations start with the pairing of the NVIDIA Quadro 600 at $199 (approximately Rs.10,131) and NVIDIA Tesla C2075 at $2,499 (approximately Rs.1,27,234).