PEER 1 hosts first large-scale GPU cloud

Toronto and London, UK-based NVIDIA Tesla GPU clusters to offer high performance 3D graphics for complex computations.

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by DE staff

PEER 1 Hosting, a global online IT hosting provider, today announced the availability of the industry’s first large-scale, hosted graphics processing unit (GPU) Cloud at the 37th Annual Siggraph International Conference.

Run on mental images’ RealityServer 3D web application service, the platform is a  combination of NVIDIA Tesla GPUs and 3D web services software. With the use of massively parallel NVIDIA Tesla GPUs, PEER 1 Hosting offer computationally demanding applications including graphics rendering, complex quantitative processing, video compression and large-model 3D web services.

NVIDIA’s Tesla S1070 and Tesla M2050 (Fermi architecture-based) hosted GPUs, as well as RealityServer are now available for purchase worldwide and will be hosted as a managed hosting offering at PEER 1 Hosting data centers in Toronto, Canada and London, UK. As part of the launch at the Siggraph International Conference, PEER 1 Hosting and NVIDIA are offering free trials and proof of concepts for new customers to see first-hand how well the GPU Cloud performs.

"We’re excited to support and deliver high performance hosted GPUs from NVIDIA to our customers," says Robert Miggins, PEER 1 Hosting’s Senior Vice President Business Development. "The combination of the high performing GPUs running on our robust SuperNetwork, with the on demand flexibility of the cloud, is truly an industry first."
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