Nvidia ships Quadro Plex 1000, dedicated visual computing system

By Julio Franco
Sep 28, 2006
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  1. SANTA CLARA, CA—SEPTEMBER 28, 2006—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced the NVIDIA Quadro Plex 1000, the world’s first dedicated visual computing system (VCS) delivering a quantum leap in visual computing, is now shipping in volume and available directly from the NVIDIA store at the Company Web Site or authorized partners.

    The NVIDIA Quadro Plex VCS, available in three models, is designed to interface with standard workstations and servers to deliver advanced scalability for demanding professional applications, including those powering multiple streams of 4K high-definition video, digital content creation and visual effects, 3D styling and design, scientific and medical visualization, oil and gas exploration, or visual simulation and training.

    “Since the launch of the NVIDIA Quadro Plex VCS at SIGGRAPH 2006, demand for the product has far exceeded our expectations,” said Dan Vivoli, senior vice president, Marketing at NVIDIA. “This innovative new visual computing system is redefining and streamlining the way companies create, deliver and view complex data sets and visual content.”

    Available in a desktop or 3U rackmount configuration, utilizing NVIDIA SLI™ multi-GPU technology, the NVIDIA Quadro Plex VCS provides:
    • Massive density improvement of up to 20x more than traditional GPU solutions
    • Performance of up to 80-billion pixels/sec and seven billion vertices/sec
    • Resolutions as high as 148 megapixels on 16 synchronized digital-output channels and eight HD SDI channels
    • Advanced scalability offers multiple configurations—from single system to clustered solutions

    The NVIDIA Quadro Plex VCS 1000 is compatible with an officially certified set of x86 32- and 64-bit Intel and AMD processors running Windows and Linux operating systems.

    For more NVIDIA Quadro Plex VCS product information, including a list of officially certified host systems and authorized partners, or to purchase directly from the NVIDIA store, visit www.nvidia.com/page/quadroplex.html.
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