NVIDIA’s (NASDAQ: NVDA) invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined modern computer graphics, and revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignited modern AI — the next era of computing — with the GPU acting as the brain of computers, robots, and self-driving cars that can perceive and understand the world.
In 2006, the creation of the CUDA programming model and Tesla GPU platform opened up the parallel-processing capabilities of the GPU to general-purpose computing. A powerful new approach to computing was born.
The World’s First AI Supercomputing Data Center GPU
Artificial intelligence for self-driving cars. Predicting our climate’s future. A new drug to treat cancer. Some of the world’s most important challenges need to be solved today, but require tremendous amounts of computing to become reality. Today’s data centers rely on many interconnected commodity compute nodes, limiting the performance needed to drive important High Performance Computing (HPC) and hyperscale workloads.
NVIDIA® Tesla® P100 GPU accelerators are the world’s first AI supercomputing data center GPUs. They tap into NVIDIA Pascal™ GPU architecture to deliver a unified platform for accelerating both HPC and AI. With higher performance and fewer, lightning-fast nodes, Tesla P100 enables data centers to dramatically increase throughput while also saving money.
With over 450 HPC applications accelerated—including 10 out of top 10—as well as all deep learning frameworks, every HPC customer can deploy accelerators in their data centers.
NVIDIA Tesla P100 Accelerator Features and Benefits
The Tesla P100 is reimagined from silicon to software, crafted with innovation at every level. Each groundbreaking technology delivers a dramatic jump in performance to inspire the creation of the world’s fastest compute node.
- Exponential Performance Leap with Pascal Architecture
- Applications at Massive Scale with NVIDIA® NVLink™
- Unprecedented Efficiency with CoWoS with HBM2
- Simpler Programming with Page Migration Engine
Introducing NVIDIA Tesla V100—The Future of AI
AI is not defined by any one industry. It exists in fields of supercomputing, healthcare, financial services, big data analytics and gaming. Since every enterprise needs intelligence, and AI’s engine is the NVIDIA GPU computing platform, artificial intelligence is the future of every industry and market.
NVIDIA Tesla is the new driving force behind artificial intelligence. Based on NVIDIA Volta™, the latest GPU architecture, is the world’s first GPU to break the 100 teraflops (100 trillion floating-point operations per second) barrier of deep learning performance, achieving 120 teraflops. In addition to bringing extraordinary speed and scalability for AI inference and training, Tesla V100 accelerates HPC and graphics workloads. Volta is the biggest chip on the planet—Tesla V100 boasts 21 billion transistors and able to deliver the equivalent performance of 250 CPUs for deep learning.
Tesla V100 will fuel breakthroughs in every industry. Humanity’s moon shots such as eradicating cancer, intelligent customer experiences, and self-driving vehicles are within reach of this next era of AI.
Tesla V100 is engineered for the convergence of AI and HPC. It offers a platform for Advanced HPC customers’ systems to excel at both computational science for scientific simulation and data science for finding insights in data. By pairing CUDA® cores and Tensor Cores within a unified architecture, a single server with Tesla V100 GPUs can replace hundreds of commodity CPU-only servers for both traditional HPC and AI workloads. Every researcher and engineer can now afford an AI supercomputer to tackle their most challenging work.
Today, GPU computing is the most pervasive, accessible, energy-efficient path forward for HPC and data centers. It powers the fastest supercomputers in the U.S. and Europe, as well as regular breakthroughs in vital areas of scientific research, which is why Advanced HPC counts NVIDIA as one of our Elite Partners.