Celebrating The GPU: Seven Take-Aways From Nvidia's GTC 2012


Dell, Lego Showed Their GPU Love

Nvidia wasn't alone this week in its praise of the almighty GPU. Other organizations, including Dell and the Lego Group -- maker of the Lego building blocks that have been a childhood staple for decades -- shared stories of GPU success.

Dell unveiled what it claims to be the world's first multiuser 2U rack workstation for virtualized 3-D workloads, called the Precision R5500. The new workstation is targeted at users running 3-D workloads in fields including engineering, medicine, media and entertainment, and finance. It runs on Nvidia's Quadro and Tesla GPUs.

The Lego Group used a GTC breakout session to describe how it leveraged the CUDA platform to free up compute resources and cut down on costs during its manufacturing process.



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