NVIDIA A40 | The World's Most Powerful Data Center GPU for Visual Computing
Modern data centers are evolving rapidly. Advanced technologies such as real-time ray tracing, AI, compute, simulation, and VR are common across industries. The need to work remotely has accelerated faster than anyone could have anticipated, with workloads that span the entire enterprise.
NVIDIA A40 delivers the data center-based solution designers, engineers, artists, and scientists need to meet today's challenges. Built on the NVIDIA Ampere architecture, the A40 combines the latest generation RT Cores, Tensor Cores, and CUDA Cores with 48GB of graphics memory for unprecedented graphics, rendering, compute, and AI performance. From powerful virtual workstations accessible from anywhere to dedicated render nodes, the A40 is built to tackle the most demanding visual computing workloads from the data center.
- Second-generation RT Cores provide up to 2x the throughput of the previous generation and enable concurrent ray tracing and shading, improving ray tracing performance.
- With 48 GB of GPU memory, expanding to 96 GB with NVLink, the A40 provides the memory capacity required for the largest GPU-accelerated renders.
- Combined with NVIDIA vGPU software, the A40, with 48 GB of GPU memory, can accelerate the world's most powerful virtual workstations which can be accessed remotely from the data center.
- The NVIDIA Ampere architecture's CUDA cores and third-generation Tensor Cores provide increased performance compared to the previous generation for compute-intensive workloads like data science, deep learning, and machine learning with NVIDIA Virtual Compute Server (vCS) software.
- Power immersive visual experiences with the NVIDIA A40 when its DisplayPort outputs are enabled, taking advantage of NVIDIA professional display technologies such as Quadro Sync II and NVIDIA Mosaic in display mode for perfect multi-display video synchronization to create high-resolution display environments such as CAVEs (Cave Automatic Virtual Environments, massive display walls, or location-based entertainment.
AR/VR at the Edge
- AEC design teams can draw on NVIDIA A40 with NVIDIA RTX Virtual Workstation (vWS) software to collaborate in real-time on massive 3D models in the NVIDIA Omniverse AEC Experience with remotely located colleagues and clients. Architects and designers can quickly create and iterate on building designs and view accurate, predictable visualizations with real-time ray tracing or in immersive virtual reality.
- With NVIDIA A40 GPUs, researchers, developers, and scientists can provision servers to provide multiple high-performance workstations for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) development at the edge.
- The NVIDIA software stack includes NVIDIA RTX Virtual Workstation (vWS) software for provisioning multiple high-performance virtual workstations, NVIDIA's extensive developer tools for developing AR and VR, and the NVIDIA CloudXR™ SDK for driving wireless AR/VR experiences.
- Computer-aided engineering (CAE) analysts and engineers can set up, test, and iterate on simulations faster with NVIDIA RTX Virtual Workstation (vWS) software, which delivers virtual workstations with the massive compute power they need to design by day and compute by night-from anywhere they choose to work.