New NVIDIA GPU Drives Launch of Facebook’s ‘Big Sur’ Deep Learning Platform

Facebook’s Big Sur Facebook continues to pour internet-scale money into Deep Learning and AI, announcing its new “Big Sur” computing platform designed to double the speed for training neural networks of twice the size. NVIDIA’s new Tesla M40 GPU, introduced last month, is the chip of choice to power the Big Sur system, which was designed by Facebook AI Research (FAIR) beginning in mid-2014 to support development of more sophisticated models and new classes of advanced applications. The system includes eight Tesla M40s, packing total throughput of nearly 60 TF and 96GB of memory. “We’ve been working (with Facebook) on Big Sur since the middle of last year,” Ian Buck, vice president of accelerated computing at NVIDIA, told EnterpriseTech, “giving them early access to the M40 and having our systems…


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