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Old 12-19-11, 03:40 PM   #1
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Post Meet 'CARMA' ' The CUDA on ARM Development Kit

The CUDA on ARM development kit gets official today, with a final spec-sheet and its crowdsourced codename.

Last week, we asked you, dear reader, for a few good codename suggestions. Within a matter of days, we were inundated with hundreds of thoughtful codename suggestions. Thanks to the help of our enthusiastic and creative NVIDIA community, we now have an official codename for our CUDA on ARM dev kit.

So, without further ado, meet CARMA.

Powered by a Tegra 3 quad-core ARM-based processor and an NVIDIA CUDA-enabled GPU, the CARMA DevKit is being developed to support energy-efficient HPC projects using ARM-based GPU computing. In fact, this technology will power the Barcelona Supercomputing Center's ARM-based GPU supercomputer.

CARMA specs:
  • Energy-Efficient Tegra3 Quad-Core ARM A9 processor with 2GB Processor Memory
  • NVIDIA Quadro 1000M GPU with 96 CUDA Cores and 2GB GPU Memory
  • 270 Single Precision GFlops Performance
  • 4x PCIe Gen1 link connecting processor to GPU
  • 1 Gigabit Ethernet Network support
  • Direct attach storage support with SATA port
  • HDMI and DisplayPort
  • USB port
Congratulations to Daniel Holt for submitting the winning codename. Daniel will receive a free CARMA DevKit, fresh from our first-run production batch, when it becomes available in Q2 2012.

Interested in more details on the CARMA DevKit? Find more comprehensive specs and pre-order information by clicking here.

Will you be getting a CARMA DevKit? Tell us how you plan to use it in the comments below!

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