For the last several years there has been a large portion of high performance computing users out there moving from traditional CPUs to computing systems that use GPUs instead. The GPU provides significantly more performance in some analytics uses than a CPU-based computer does. The most commonly used GPUs for HPC come from NVIDIA and call into the Tesla range.
Fuzzy Logix is a company that specializes in creating analytics appliances for HPC users that need to crunch large data sets to get usable information. The company has announced it latest appliance called the Tanay ZXnW series. The machine is made using multiple Tesla C2070 GPUs and comes pre-loaded with a quantitive library with mathematical and statistical functions.
“The complexity and volume of analytics that organizations perform has exploded in the last few years," said Andy Keane, General Manager, Tesla GPU Computing Products at NVIDIA. "Fuzzy Logix's Tanay solution helps users find useful insights in real-time from their data by using GPUs to accelerate advanced analytics."
The appliance is also loaded with Monte Carlo simulations, data mining methods, and financial institution libraries. The entire library is also parallelized for use on the Tesla GPUs. This sort of HPC device is widely used across many industries thanks to its performance including gas and oil exploration.
According to Partha Sen, CEO of Fuzzy Logix, “The driving force behind the introduction of Tanay ZXnW Series is to provide a platform where people can instantly take advantage of algorithms accelerated on the GPU. We are very excited to launch this product, and we expect that this appliance will bring tremendous value to our customers.”