Facebook Inc. Gives Nvidia Corporation’s GPUs a Seal of Approval

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is using Nvidia’s (NASDAQ:NVDA) new Tesla M40 GPUs in Big Sur, a computing platform designed for AI and machine learning tasks. Nvidia says that it worked with Facebook to ensure that Big Sur will deliver “maximum performance for machine learning workloads, including the training of large neural networks across multiple Tesla GPUs.”This decision highlights an interesting market opportunity for Nvidia, the largest manufacturer of add-in graphics boards in the world. It also demonstrates the effectiveness of GPUs in machine learning tasks when compared to traditional CPUs. Will Facebook’s vote of confidence in Nvidia’s GPUs attract the attention of other players in the machine learning market? Facebook’s “Big Sur” platform. Source: Facebook. Why is Facebook investing in AI?Facebook has been investing heavily in machine learning to help translate content, detect…


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