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NVIDIA® A40

NVIDIA® A40

NVIDIA® A40

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    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.

    NVIDIA A40

    Highlights

    CUDA Cores 10752
    RT Cores | Gen 2 84
    Tensor Cores | Gen 3 336
    GPU Memory 48 GB GDDR6 ECC
    Memory Interface 384-bit
    Memory Bandwidth 696 GB/s
    NVLink 2-Way, 2-Slot, 112.5 GB/s Bidirectional
    System Interface PCIE 4.0 x16
    Display Connectors 3x DisplayPort 1.4, Off by Default
    Thermal Solutions Passive
    vGPU Support NVIDIA Virtual PC, NVIDIA RTX Virtual Workstation (vWS), NVIDIA Virtual Compute Server (vCS, no MIG)
    System Interface PCI Express 4.0 x16
    Maximum Power Consumption 300 W

    Rendering

    • 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.

    Virtual Workstations

    • 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.

    Scalable Visualization

    • 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.

    Collaboration (Omniverse)

    • 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.

    AR/VR at the Edge

    • 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.

    CAE/Simulation

    • 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.

    Broadcast

    • A40 delivers industry leading performance for live broadcast production by combining advanced technologies such as AI, real-time ray tracing, and virtualization.
    • AI-enhanced workflows help broadcasters gain new creative capabilities and deep customer insights while reaching global markets on any device.
    • GPU-powered real-time ray tracing delivers photorealistic virtual sets and cinematic-quality animations.

    Incredible Performance

    • Fast, interactive performance powered by the NVIDIA Ampere-based GPU Architecture with ultra-fast on-board graphics memory technology and optimized software drivers for professional applications.
    • The NVIDIA A40 includes 84 second generation RT Cores to accelerate photorealistic ray-traced rendering up to 2x faster than the previous generation. Hardware accelerated Motion BVH (Bounding Volume Hierarchy) improves motion blur rendering performance by up to 7x when compared to previous generation.
    • With 336 third generation Tensor Cores to accelerate AI workloads, the A40 provides the power necessary for AI development and training workloads. Incredible training and inferencing performance, combined with enterprise-class stability and reliability, make A40-powered servers ideal for professional AI deployments. Tensor Cores also bring AI capabilities to graphics with features like DLSS, AI denoising, and enhanced editing for select applications.
    • Scalable application performance with NVIDIA NVLink technology lets you combine two NVIDIA A40 cards to double the effective GPU memory to 96 GB.
    • Support for NVIDIA Virtual GPU (vGPU) software enables A40 to be virtualized to accelerate high-end design, AI, and compute workloads. The NVIDIA Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstation (Quadro vDWS) edition provides access to the world’s most powerful virtual workstations to enable flexible, work-from-anywhere solutions, while the NVIDIA Virtual Compute Server (vCS) edition accelerates virtualized compute workloads such as high-performance computing, AI, and data science.

    Data Center Class Reliability

    • Designed for 24 x 7 data center operations and driven by power-efficient hardware and components selected for optimum performance, durability, and longevity.
    • Fully tested and validated by NVIDIA, leading OEMs and system integrators to meet the most demanding real-world conditions.
    • Enterprise compatibility and stability with professional applications through NVIDIA support of the latest OpenGL, DirectX, Vulkan, and CUDA standards, deep independent software vendor (ISV) developer engagements, and virtual workstations powered by NVIDIA RTX Virtual Workstation (vWS) software leverage the same pro NVIDIA RTX platform as physical workstations, benefiting from extensive testing across a broad range of industry applications and certifications from over 100 independent software vendors (ISVs) to ensure optimal performance and stability.
    • Secure and measured boot with hardware root of trust technology within the GPU provide an additional layer of security for data centers. A40 meets the latest data center standards and is NEBS Level 3 compliant.
    • The NVIDIA A40 includes a CEC 1712 security chip that enables secure and measured boot with hardware root of trust, ensuring that firmware has not been tampered with or corrupted.

    vGPU Software Support

    • NVIDIA GRID
    • NVIDIA Virtual PC (vPC)
    • NVIDIA Virtual Applications (vApps)
    • NVIDIA RTX Virtual Workstation (vWS)
    • NVIDIA Virtual Compute Server (vCS)
    • vGPU Profiles from 1 GB to 48 GB

    Warranty


    3-Year Limited Warranty

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