NVIDIA has introduced the NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPU, an advanced hyperscale data centre accelerator that can enable a new class of servers that can deliver the performance of hundreds of CPU server nodes.
Today’s data centres process large numbers of transactional workloads, such as web services. But they are inefficient at next-generation artificial intelligence and scientific applications, which require ultra-efficient, lightning-fast server nodes.
Based on the new NVIDIA Pascal GPU architecture, the Tesla P100 provides the performance and efficiency needed to power the computationally demanding applications. It delivers over a 12x increase in neural network training performance compared with a previous-generation NVIDIA Maxwell-based solution.
“Our greatest scientific and technical challenges — finding cures for cancer, understanding climate change, building intelligent machines — require a near-infinite amount of computing performance. We designed the Pascal GPU architecture from the ground up with innovation at every level. It represents a massive leap forward in computing performance and efficiency, and will help some of the smartest minds drive tomorrow’s advances,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO and Co-founder of NVIDIA.