What is it?
Parallel computing refers to a method of using multiple computing resources at the same time to solve a computational problem. During the process, many instructions are executed simultaneously. The basic concept is to divide the content to be calculated into discrete parts, and then solve the problem by using multiple execution methods.
Why do you need it?
A traditional method of computation involves performing software operations on a single computer (with a single central processing unit). The CPU uses a series of instructions to solve the problem in sequence, but only one of the instructions can be executed at a time. Parallel computing is an evolution of this sequence calculation method, with an intention to simulate the state of the natural world, where events occur simultaneously and can be processed in parallel at the same time. According to this principle, the processing speed of complex instructions can be accelerated, and computation time can be reduced.
How is GIGABYTE helpful?
GIGABYTE's G-Series Servers feature a variety of GPU accelerator card expansion slots, which allow the benefits of parallel computing to be realized by utilizing the processing power of a multi-core GPU. The G291-2G0 can accommodate up to 16 NVIDIA T4/P4 accelerator cards in a 2U chassis, making it suitable for artificial intelligence inferencing workloads, such as: speech recognition, image and video processing, online shopping or video streaming recommendation systems, etc. NVIDIA’s Tesla T4 is designed to provide scale-up expansion of a single server’s acceleration compute capabilities, reducing inferencing delay by a factor of 10 and providing incredible compute energy efficiency 40 times higher than a CPU.
Arizona’s Lowell Observatory is studying the Sun with GIGABYTE’s G482-Z50 GPU Server in an effort to filter out “stellar noise” when looking for habitable planets outside of our Solar System. The server’s AMD EPYC™ processors, parallel computing capabilities, excellent scalability, and industry-leading stability are all features that qualify it for this astronomical task, making the discovery of a true “Twin Earth” achievable within our lifetime.
GIGABYTE is pleased to publish our first long-form “Tech Guide”: an in-depth, multipart document shedding light on important tech trends or applications, and presenting possible solutions to help you benefit from these innovations. In this Tech Guide, we delve into the making of “Data Centers”—what they are, who they are for, what to keep in mind when building them, and how you may build your own with products and consultation from GIGABYTE.
As CPUs and GPUs continue to advance, they consume more power and generate more heat. It is vital to keep temperature control in mind when purchasing servers. A good cooling solution keeps things running smoothly without hiking up the energy bill or requiring persistent maintenance. GIGABYTE Technology, an industry leader in high-performance servers, presents this tech guide to help you choose a suitable cooling solution. We analyze three popular options—air, liquid, immersion—and demonstrate what GIGABYTE can do for you.