Chipmaker Announces Plan to Utilize Next Generation Generation ProductsVolta Its first to create the most efficient and advanced supercomputer of its kind in the world
While we, the simple home consumers, are only "supplied" with products based on Pascal's architecture NVIDIA - In the world of powerful processing and smart car processing, they already enjoy the next-generation sparks of Jen-son Huang and his people: Volta, with a larger than ever volume of processing units in each core and an up-to-date and even denser 12 nanometer production process. Now, this new generation is coming into action to upgrade the supercomputer it has developed NVIDIA For its personal use, the Saturn V.
Originally created last year based on Tesla P100 cards, to provide autonomous driving simulation services for the company's systems as well as to provide performance reclamation services for titles and applications, it has become one of the most efficient on the top500 list of the most powerful supercomputers on the market - now up to date Based on 660 DGX-1 arrays, with a pair of Xeon processors of Intel And eight other Tesla V100 accelerators Core With 5,120 and CUDA units and memory HBM2 Built-in 16 gigabyte.
The end result is a pinch-size array and power consumption of "classic" supercomputers that can still deliver Performence Of up to 40PFLOPS (or 40 trillion computational operations per second) exactly 64 bit floating point, up to 80PFLOPS standard 32 bit accuracy - and up to 660PFLOPS Performence Calculations artificial intelligence Just a tiny 16 bit, very close to the ExaFLOPS level that is defined in the next-generation generation that the computer world is designed to reach by the end of the decade.
The updated Saturn V (named after the famous NASA powerful missile of the 1960s) offers not only very impressive processing power in deep computational learning and artificial intelligence, but also very high efficiency with over 15GFLOPS performance (1 billion point calculations View the second) per watt of invested energy, which is sufficient to enter the fourth place to enter directly into the fourth place In the Green500 list, Of the world's "greenest" and most cost-effective supercomputers - while the original Saturn V settled for only the top ten in this ranking.
In the coming year we will see a large part of this power, probably with a little less memory HBM2 and without the dedicated processing cores for tensors that are mainly relevant to neuronal networks, even in home processing products - and it will be very interesting to find out how about 5,000 CUDA units are polished in a current production process and memory With bandwidth approaching terabyte per second expressed in gaming and professional processing applications.