KISTI quick: HPC centre gets visual

The Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) Supercomputing Center has selected Nvidia Quadro FX 5600 graphics cards to power the visual computing performance in its 146-computing node, high-definition visualisation system.

‘Nvidia Quadro graphics cards are the only solutions for the most powerful 3D visualisation systems,’ says Dr Joong-kwon Kim, director of KISTI Supercomputing Center. ‘Our customers will now be able to take advantage of Quadro graphics cards to increase their productivity for faster complex visual computing challenges, such as manufacturing, design, scientific research and simulation.’

Nvidia Quadro graphics are engineered to deliver professional graphics performance for advanced visualisation, medical imaging, scientific computing, digital film production, and HD broadcasting. With features such as a unified architecture, which dynamically allocates the workload to vertex or pixel shaders, Shader Model 4.0 technology for better photorealistic effects, GPU computing for complex visualisation problems, and massive frame buffers for interactive visualisation of large datasets, Nvidia Quadro graphics cards pair impressive image quality with outstanding performance.

Koo Gee Bum, at KISTI explained why the centre selected Nvidia Quadro FX 5600 to optimise the high-performance visuals: ‘We first considered using a less-powerful graphics card to drive our large-scale visualisation system, but we soon realised that achieving advanced performance would require an advanced graphics solution. The obvious choice was Nvidia Quadro graphics. With Quadro graphics cards in our systems, we achieve far superior performance over general-use graphics and can deliver an outstanding visual experience for the centre.’

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