Nvidia Doubles Down On AI By Launching A Supercomputer

As artificial intelligence breakthroughs arrive on a near-monthly basis – see what Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) AlphaGo system recently accomplished – Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) execs have been talking to anyone within earshot about the value of its GPUs for handling AI-related computing tasks. Especially for deep learning, a branch of AI focused on using algorithms to uncover patterns within large volumes of content (e.g. text, photos, audio, video). The more data a deep learning system takes in, the smarter it becomes. The DGX-1 supercomputer Today, Nvidia stepped up its AI efforts by launching (at its annual GTC conference) the DGX-1, a deep learning-optimized supercomputer that relies on eight of the company’s new Tesla P100 GPUs and is declared to provide the throughput of 250 x86 servers (some might beg to differ with…


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