NVIDIA announces DGX-1, the world's first Deep Learning supercomputer

NVIDIA blows the world away, unveiling its DGX-1 supercomputer - packing 8x next-gen Pascal GPUs.

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Published Tue, Apr 5 2016 12:42 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:00 PM CST

GTC 2016 - NVIDIA just unveiled its next-generation Pascal architecture at GTC 2016, showcasing its new Tesla P100 video card - with an insane amount of power. The Tesla P100 has 16GB of HBM2, with an insane amount of horsepower behind it.

NVIDIA announces DGX-1, the world's first Deep Learning supercomputer | TweakTown.com

Well, NVIDIA also announced its new DGX-1 - the world's first Deep Learning supercomputer. DGX-1 packs 8x Tesla P100 video cards, each with 16GB of HBM2. DGX-1 has 7TB of SSDs, 2 x Intel Xeon processors, 170 TFlops of performance, Quad IP 100Gbps and dual 10GbE connectivity. It uses just 3200W of power (3.2kW) which might sound like a lot to you and I, but this is a supercomputer... not a traditional rackmount PC.

NVIDIA's new Pascal-based DGX-1 is priced at $129,000.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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