Nvidia Unveils Massive Chip to Target ‘Machine Learning’

ENLARGE An Nvidia Corp. booth at the Mobile World Congress on Feb. 27, 2014, in Barcelona. Nvidia on Tuesday unveiled an unusual processor for artificial intelligence. Photo: Associated Press By Don Clark Don Clark The Wall Street Journal CANCEL Biography @donal888 www.facebook.com/DonClark Don.Clark@wsj.com April 5, 2016 6:30 p.m. ET 0 COMMENTS SAN JOSE, Calif.—Nvidia Corp. is stepping up plans to expand beyond computer graphics into the field of artificial intelligence, unveiling an unusual processor for the purpose and a computer that uses it to solve scientific problems at extremely high speed. The company on Tuesday said the new Tesla P100 chip, designed for use in corporate data centers, achieves very high performance by packing 15 billion transistors on a piece of silicon. That is roughly twice as many as Nvidia’s prior high-end…


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