Tuesday November 14, 2017

NVIDIA Is Building Its Own AI Supercomputer

Jensen Huang took to the stage at Supercomputing 2017 to announce that the company is developing its own AI supercomputer for its autonomous driving program. NVIDIA projects its new supercomputer will land in the top-10 list of worldwide AI supercomputers.

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NVIDIA is upgrading its own supercomputer, the SaturnV, with 660 NVIDIA DGX-1, spread over five rows. Each node houses eight Tesla V100s for a total of 5,280 GPUs. That powers up to 660 PetaFLOPS of FP16 performance (nearly an ExaFLOP) and a peak of 40 PetaFLOPS of FP64. The company plans to use SaturnV for its own autonomous vehicle development programs.