Supercomputer for encoding video

The wait for files to encode to the computing-intensive H.264/AVC format seems to be over.

Asus has released a motherboard which takes one nVidia Quadro card and three additional GPU-only cards – nVidia Tesla – and provide a theoretical 4 teraflop of processing power from 960 CUDA cores. More on flops at Wikipedia

We have one of these in the studio now and there are GPU-enabled H.264 encoders out there, Sony’s AVC codec and Badaboom, so this will be interesting.

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