Quadro Plex graphics systems now shipping
Roughly two months after announcing its Quadro Plex 1000 dual- and quad-Quadro FX enclosure, Nvidia says it has now begun shipping the unit worldwide and that users can purchase it from the Nvidia store. The Quadro Plex 1000 can squeeze either two Quadro FX 5500 graphics cards or two dual-GPU Quadro FX 4500 cards into a dedicated enclosure measuring 9.49" x 5.94" x 20.55". Users can also stack two Quadro Plex 1000 boxes together and fit them into a 3U rack. Pricing on the Nvidia store ranges from $17,500 for the cheapest model to $24,500 for the top-of-the-line Quadro Plex 1000 "Model 3." Nvidia says companies including PNY, HP, Sun, and BOXX Technologies will all be offering Quadro Plex systems, as well.