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IBM Supercharges Its Cloud


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IBM is now offering NVIDIA Tesla K80 dual-GPU accelerators on bare-metal cloud servers. With the new offering, IBM Cloud is bringing high-speed performance to the SoftLayer cloud infrastructure, enabling companies to build supercomputing clusters without having to expand their existing technology infrastructure.

“The Tesla Accelerated Computing Platform is used by researchers and data scientists around the world to drive innovation and scientific discovery,” said Ian Buck, vice president of Accelerated Computing at NVIDIA. “With the addition of Tesla K80 GPUs, SoftLayer’s unique cloud offering for HPC will dramatically expand access to supercomputing-class performance, accelerating the pace of important new advances.”

The computing company is targeting startups and research facilities, which typically start small, using only a few machines and GPU accelerators for testing and development workloads. With the Tesla K80 PGU accelerators, IBM Cloud provides a scalable supercomputing option that supports discovery and insight for customers in a variety of industries, including genomics, data analysis, machine learning and deep learning.

According to IBM, it is the only cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider to offer GPU-accelerated computing on bare metal servers, as well as Tesla K80 GPU accelerators in the cloud. The Tesla K80 GPU accelerator joins IBM Cloud’s other NVIDIA GPU offerings, which include the NVIDIA GRID K2 and Tesla K10 GPUs.

For more details, visit the IBM Cloud site.


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