Zillians Brings CUDA to Raspberry Pi, Creating the Most Flexible and Powerful Computing Platform with Minimal Cost.
By combining the the most power efficient CPU core and most advanced GPU computing technology, Zillians creates a software GPU virtualization solution to run native, full-fledge CUDA application on Raspberry Pi
Taipei, Taiwan (PRWEB) March 14, 2013
Zillians today unveils the new GPU virtualization platform “V-GPU 2.0″ which enables native CUDA applications running on ARM-based device, like Raspberry Pi, to access a pool of shared, high-performance GPU computing resource to create the most flexible, powerful, and energy efficient GPU computing platform.
Based on previous V-GPU solution, which decouples the GPU computing resource from CPU, CUDA application can run without any modification on the emulated virtual GPU, which in turns dispatch the work to remote in a complete transparent manner. Simply put, it works like SAN (Storage-Area-Network) but is designed for GPU compute. V-GPU extends the client support from x86 workstation to miniaturized ARM boards with several performance and tool-chain optimizations. By combining the ARM cores and NVIDIA GPUs, university and lab can build CUDA development environment for every student at minimal cost. Data center can embrace ARM-based server architecture with minimal power consumption and flexible GPU computing resource.
“As the compute landscape changes from x86 to ARM, the benefit of combining ARM and powerful GPU is obvious” said Mark Sung, General Manager of Zillians, “We provide the world’s first virtual GPU solution on ARM architecture to enable seamless CUDA application migration, which is essential to enable more CUDA-accelerated ARM innovation for data center, education and even home automation.”
V-GPU solution will be showcased at booth B612 in NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference on March 18-21, San Jose. Zillians is looking for partner and distributor and will make a number of beta releases available to selected customer to validate the use cases and the benefit in different setups. The general availability is expected in 2013Q3.
ABOUT RASPBERRY PI:
The Raspberry Pi is a ARM-based, low-cost, credit-card-sized tiny computer. It was developed by the not-for-profit Raspberry Pi Foundation in Cambridge to help children learn basic computer science in schools and has won dozens of awards and sold half million boards in its first year of release. For more information, see http://www.raspberrypi.org
Zillians is the leading GPU cloud solution provider in Taiwan. Zillians products include GPU virtualization middleware and GPU-accelerated cloud computing platforms for both PC and mobile. Our mission is to help our customers deliver innovative and high performance cloud computing solutions. To learn more, visit http://www.zillians.com
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