In environments that require highly intensive workloads, servers that contain just regular CPUs might get tied up, which will negatively effect performance.
A GPU is more efficient than a CPU at processing large blocks of data in parallel. This means that a GPU makes a sensible addition to high power server configurations. It can handle the the most strenuous operations, freeing up the CPU which will allow for more consistent performance.
Pricing is getting more realistic on this powerful technology and we’re seeing increasing demand for server configurations that include a GPU, whether or not the environment requires image/graphic processing. These units are proving popular with our clients in government departments, universities and the entertainment industry for big data insights, AI and video rendering to name a few.