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From quantum physics to finding a cure for cancer, scientists, researchers and engineers around the world are increasingly using GPUs to tackle complex challenges.

Their toolbox just got bigger with the opening this week of a new HP NVIDIA GPU Technical Centre of Excellence in Grenoble, France.

Designed to make high performance computing (HPC), simulations and computation more accessible, the joint initiative will help end-users, developers and independent software vendors solve their challenges with the latest technologies from HP and NVIDIA.

HP NVIDIA GPU Technical Centre of Excellence
Calling all customers: The new center features an HP Cluster Platform with integrated NVIDIA Tesla GPUs.

The new center can be securely accessed from the HP network or via the internet remotely. Users can optimize their HPC by carrying out proofs of concept, benchmarks and other testing activities with HP systems based on high-performance, energy-efficient NVIDIA Tesla GPUs.

To realize their potential, HPC systems require huge amounts of compute resources — and the expertise to integrate them. That’s exactly what the center offers.

Its compute resources are built around a dedicated HP Converged Infrastructure. It delivers compute power, efficiency and density via an HP Cluster Platform that includes 10 HP ProLiant SL250s, SL270s and ML350p Gen 8 servers with integrated NVIDIA Tesla GPUs.

Users can interact with large, complex datasets locally via an HP Z820 Workstation or remotely using HP ProLiant WS460c Gen8 Workstation Blades.

The center also hosts NVIDIA GRID technology, which efficiently shares the GPU across multiple virtual machines, so users can experience high-performance visualization of a workstation from any connected device.

To maximize the effective use of these resources, experts from HP and NVIDIA are available to provide advice and consultation on development and tuning of applications using GPU acceleration.

Learn more about the new HP NVIDIA GPU Technical Centre of Excellence.