GTC 2016: NVIDIA DGX-1, World's First Deep Learning Supercomputer (part 7) | Summary and Q&A

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GTC 2016: NVIDIA DGX-1, World's First Deep Learning Supercomputer (part 7)

TL;DR

Nvidia has created the Nvidia DJX1, the world's first deep learning supercomputer, with a 12x speed up year-over-year, enabling researchers and data scientists to train deep neural networks in a matter of hours instead of days or weeks.

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Questions & Answers

Q: What is Nvidia's strategy for deep learning?

Nvidia's strategy is to accelerate deep learning for all platforms and markets, focusing on bringing the technology to users worldwide through the cloud and OEM partners for on-premise computing.

Q: What is the Nvidia DJX1 and what makes it special?

The Nvidia DJX1 is the world's first deep learning supercomputer, engineered specifically for deep learning tasks. It has a performance of 170 Teraflops, with eight Tesla P100 GPUs, making it the most advanced computer ever built for deep learning.

Q: How does the Nvidia DJX1 compare to a dual Xeon processor?

The performance of a dual Xeon processor and the Nvidia DJX1 combined is around three Teraflops, with limited bandwidth. In contrast, the Nvidia DJX1 offers 170 Teraflops and 768 GB per second of aggregate bandwidth, making it vastly superior for deep learning tasks.

Q: Why is the Nvidia DJX1 important for researchers and data scientists?

Researchers and data scientists who work with deep neural networks require fast training times to make progress in their work. The Nvidia DJX1 provides the fastest supercomputer available for deep learning, enabling them to train networks in just two hours, compared to weeks or months.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Nvidia's strategy is to accelerate deep learning for every platform and market.

  • The cloud is the fastest way to adopt deep learning, but some companies require on-premise computing, which Nvidia provides through OEM partners.

  • To meet the needs of users who require the fastest and most advanced deep learning technology, Nvidia has built the Nvidia DJX1, a deep learning supercomputer with 170 Teraflops performance and eight GPUs.

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