2nd Generation NVIDIA® Maximus Technology is Here!

Maximus WorkstationThe latest NVIDIA® Maximus™ configuration is based on NVIDIA Kepler—the world's fastest and most efficient visual-computing architecture. This advanced technology takes simultaneous 3D design, simulation, and visualization to unprecedented levels of performance and efficiency. The latest NVIDIA Maximus technology combines the interactive design and visualization capability of the NVIDIA Quadro® K-Series GPUs and the high-performance computing power of one or more NVIDIA Tesla® K20 GPUs in a single workstation.

What are the benefits of a professional multi-GPU system?

NVIDIA® Maximus® technology transformed the design process by combining the industry-leading graphics capability of NVIDIA Quadro® graphics processing units (GPUs) and the high performance computing power of NVIDIA Tesla® GPUs. NVIDIA Multi-GPU Technology builds on this capability by leveraging any combination of Quadro and Tesla GPUs to intelligently scale the performance of your application and dramatically speed up your production workflow. This delivers significant business impact across industries such as Manufacturing, Media and Entertainment, and Energy Exploration.

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Create Without the Wait

Engineers, designers, and content creation professionals are constantly being challenged to find new ways to explore and validate more ideas—faster. This often involves creating content with both visual design and physical simulation demands. For example, designing a car or creating a digital film character and understanding how air flows over the car or the character’s clothing moves in an action scene.

Unfortunately, the design and simulation processes have often been disjointed, occurring on different systems or at different times.

Visualize and Simulate on the Same System

Gone are the days when design and simulation had to be disjointed and performed on two separate systems. Tesla companion processors automatically perform the heavy lifting of photorealistic rendering, freeing up CPU resources for the work they are best suited for – I/O, running the operating system and multi-tasking – and allowing the Quadro GPU to be dedicated to powering rich, full-performance, interactive design.

Second Generation Maximus Breakthrough Features Include:

SMX: Delivers more processing performance and efficiency through an innovative new streaming multiprocessor design that allows a greater percentage of space to be applied to processing cores versus control logic.

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HYPER-Q: Slashes CPU idle time by allowing multiple CPU cores to simultaneously utilize a single Kepler GPU, dramatically advancing programmability and efficiency.

DYNAMIC PARALLELISM: Simplifies GPU programming by allowing programmers to easily accelerate all parallel nested loops. This results in a GPU dynamically spawning new threads on its own without going back to the CPU.

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BINDLESS TEXTURES: Dramatically increases the number of unique textures available to shaders at run-time, enabling more materials to be loaded and used faster resulting in richer texture detail in scenes.

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FXAA & TXAA: Reduces visible aliasing and delivers higher image quality without the performance hit. This is accomplished by harnessing the power of the GPU’s CUDA cores and new film-style antialiasing techniques.

Maximus Can Help These Workflows:

Engineering Analysis: Interact with 3D apps while running realistic simulations up to nearly 4x faster at the desktop¹. Complete a required set of engineering simulations or regulatory tests days earlier. Reduce the need for costly prototypes.

3D Design: Continue to design while renders run up to 8x faster in the background². Design and render on a single machine without bogging it down.

Media & Entertainment: Obtain nearly 18x better Performance³ in Premiere Pro and 33x faster ray tracing In Adobe After Effects. Edit more layers and effects in real-time.

1. Benchmark obtained comparing 2 CPU cores versus 8 CPU Cores + Tesla K20 running Abaqus/Standard 6.12, using S4B Model, Engine Geometry. 3.2 DOF, Static Nonlinear, Direct Sparse. Sandy Bridge CPUs (2x E5-2643, 3.3 GHz, 48 GB memory, Tesla K20, Windows 7.
2. Test scene collection run on Windows 7 64bit, 32GB RAM, Xeon 2.67 GHz (X5960) with 6 cores using NVIDIA iray® technology.
3. Tested on a workstation PC with Dual Intel Xeon W5580 CPUs running at 3.3. GHz, 16GB RAM, Windows 7 64-bit.