Nvidia GTC: Skynet and Knight Rider revealed in a single keynote

SAN JOSE: AS PART OF this year’s Nvidia GTC keynote in San Jose, CEO and co-founder Jen-Hsun Huang revealed two huge pieces of new tech that lead Nvidia’s charge in the fields of machine learning, artificial intelligence and autonomous auto. First up was the Tesla DGX-1, described as “the fastest supercomputer in the world” and “250 servers in a box”. The DGX-1 is aimed at providing predictive intelligence and artificial learning to server rooms. The first unit will be donated to the MGH Centre of Clinical Data Science, where it will be used to analyse 10 billion medical records to search for correlations, coincidences and cures. As a result, the Nvidia DGX-1 can do the same amount of work with eight Pascal GPUs in two hours as four Maxell GPUs…


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