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CAPS Entreprise launches EMEA solution centre for hybrid computing

CAPS Entreprise has launched CAPS Compute Lab, an EMEA solution centre for hybrid computing with both Bull and Nvidia as partners.

CAPS Compute Lab provides a solution to those looking to rapidly and successfully evaluate the performance of sofware applications in hybrid computational arenas.

'All the HPC community is aware of the extraordinary performance potential that GPU-accelerated hardware systems combining Nvidia Tesla with x86 can bring,' explains Jean-Marc Talbot, president and CEO of CAPS entreprise. 'There are already a few software applications in production, but the adoption pace is quickly growing. Many industrial accounts have started to look at hybrid systems as a mean to speed up their strategic applications.

'However, evaluating the impact of these technologies on the application side requires some effort in terms of acquiring a hardware prototype, installing and getting used to the software environment, porting applications, etc. The CAPS Compute Lab initiative aims to accelerate the evaluation step by bringing a ready-to-use cluster along with all the software programming environment and CAPS expertise.'

The CAPS Compute Lab Linux cluster combines 20 Bull NovaScale R422 E2 compute nodes with 10 Nvidia Tesla S1070 servers for a peak performance of 42 Teraflops. This system comes with CAPS HMPP hybrid programming workbench and the Nvidia Cuda environment. 

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