Graphics processing units (GPUs) are the computer hardware which lies at the heart of game consoles and, increasingly, supercomputers.
They speed up processing by allowing the computer to massively multi-task through parallel processing.
CSIRO’s GPU cluster is one of the world’s fastest computers and the first NVIDIA CUDA Research Centre in the southern hemisphere.
In this podcast Platform Leader of CSIRO Computational and Simulation Sciences, Dr John Taylor, explains the role of the supercomputer cluster and the significance of CSIRO being a NVIDIA CUDA Research Centre.

Inga Yandell
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