Last November Nvidia 'shattered' the IT market with its Maximus platform. Currently, the company is officially presenting the second generation of the platform – Maximus 2. The new platform is based on the advanced GPUs which employ Kepler architecture. The major task assigned to the Maximus 2 is to provide an unmatched performance and efficiency in quite different spheres of enterprise, starting from computer graphics and finishing with oil industry. Besides, it has got improved facilities of virtualization and analyzing activities.
According to the data claimed by the manufacturer, workstations developed on Maximus 2 platform will be put into sale already this December. It is already known that there are a number of companies that will employ Nvidia Maximus 2 in their product lines. Hence, such companies as Dell, HP, Lenovo, Supermicro, and BOXX technologies will introduce their workstations based on this platform.
It should be stated that the second generation of Maximus stipulates the combination of Tesla and Quadro models. Nvidia Tesla K20 will be charged with computing operations, while Nvidia Quadro K5000 will be busy with graphics. Some of the chief specifications assigned to the two models are listed below.
Nvidia Tesla K20: the integration of Dynamic Parallelism and Hyper-Q technologies are called to facilitate parallel programming and improve the performance; multiprocessor SMX technology is called to ensure much better performance per Watt.
Nvidia Quadro K5000: Bindless Textures technology allows the users to work with more than a million textures directly within the memory; FXAA/TXAA technology ensures a cinematographic display quality; the integration of an advanced video output subsystem promotes for the support of four monitors on a single GPU.