Facebook Likes Machine Learning, Announces Open Source GPU Server Big Sur

Facebook is one of those companies that dabbles in all sorts of tech awesomeness. While most known for their heavily-used social media platform, Facebook recently announced something else you might like: an open source GPU server. Image credit: Facebook Dubbed the Big Sur, Facebook’s forthcoming open source GPU server boasts a whopping eight (yes, you heard right, eight) Nvidia M40 GPUs. For reference, a single M40 totes 5GB of GDDR5 memory, 3072 cores, and at optimal performance of 7 teraflops. Chances are that could run Witcher 3 in 4k with ease (minus the obvious detail of the M40’s lack of video outputs, like this AMD behemoth). Yet though Nvidia is more commonly known for delivering powerful gaming hardware, these GPUs serve a different purpose, machine learning, and more specifically deep…


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