Nvidia Sees Bright Future for AI Supercomputing

Graphics chipmaker Nvidia made a strong showing at SC16 in Salt Lake City last week. Most prominent wins were achieving the number one spot on the Green500 list with new in-house DGX-1 supercomputer, SaturnV, and partnering with the National Cancer Institute, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and several national laboratories to accelerate cancer research as part of the Cancer Moonshot initiative. The company kicked off its SC activities with a press briefing on Monday (Nov. 14), during which CEO Jen-Hsun Huang characterized 2016 as a tipping point for the GPU computing approach popularized by Nvidia for over a decade. Not surprisingly, Huang’s main message was that the GPU computing era has arrived. Throughout the hour-long talk, Huang would revisit the theme of deep learning as both a supercomputing problem and a…


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