If you need lots of compute power, you’re either already using GPU accelerators or taking a close look at them. And if you’re serious about tapping into the full processing power of the GPU, you need to take a look at the newest PCIe switch offering from One Stop Systems.
Dubbed the ioMillennia, it’s a 3U, PCIe Gen3 switch that can handle sixteen full-size GPU cards. We glimpsed this behemoth when walking the floor at GTC 2013 and were attracted like moths to the 42.3 billion candle-power Luxor Sky Beam. (Or, more accurately, like me to a donut display case.)
One Stop Systems VP of Sales Jim Ison walked us through the box, discussing both technical specs and customer usage. It’s quite an achievement, packing 16 hot and power-hungry GPUs into a cramped 3U space. And it does take a little bit of power to run 16 high-performance GPUs – about 6,000 watts provided by three 3,000-watt hot-swappable power supplies. (One is a redundant backup.)