Nvidia’s Tesla GPUs designed into Facebook A.I. computing platform

Nvidia’s (NASDAQ:NVDA) recently-launched Tesla M40 GPUs have been designed into Big Sur, a computing platform created by Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) specifically for A.I./machine learning tasks, and which has been open-source for use/improvement by third parties. Big Sur contains eight GPU boards, but consumes just ~300W of power. Nvidia says it worked with Facebook to optimize Big Sur for delivering “maximum performance for machine learning workloads, including the training of large neural networks across multiple Tesla GPUs.” Wired observes Facebook and others have found neural networks, which are modeled after the behavior of human neurons and improve their decision-making by taking in more data, are much more efficient when relying heavily on GPUs. Facebook, like Google, has been investing heavily in machine learning for some time. Use cases include translating content, detecting…


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