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Video: NVIDIA Unveils DGX-2 Supercomputer

In this video, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang unveils the DGX-2 supercomputer.

“Watch to learn how we’ve created the first 2 petaFLOPS deep learning system, using NVIDIA NVSwitch to combine the power of 16 V100 GPUs for 10X the deep learning performance.”

Ten times faster than its predecessor, the DGX-2 the first single server capable of delivering two petaflops (we’re talking AI Flops here, folks) of computational power. DGX-2 has the deep learning processing power of 300 servers occupying 15 racks of datacenter space, while being 60x smaller and 18x more power efficient.

The extraordinary advances of deep learning only hint at what is still to come,” said Jensen Huang, NVIDIA founder and CEO, as he unveiled the news at GTC 2018. “Many of these advances stand on NVIDIA’s deep learning platform, which has quickly become the world’s standard. We are dramatically enhancing our platform’s performance at a pace far exceeding Moore’s law, enabling breakthroughs that will help revolutionize healthcare, transportation, science exploration and countless other areas.”

Combined with a fully optimized, updated suite of NVIDIA deep learning software, DGX-2 is purpose-built for data scientists pushing the outer limits of deep learning research and computing.

According to NVIDIA, the DGX-2 can train FAIRSeq, a state-of-the-art neural machine translation model, in less than two days — a 10x improvement in performance from the DGX-1 with Volta, introduced in September. NVIDIA’s new DGX-2 system reached the two petaflop milestone by drawing from a wide range of industry-leading technology advances developed by NVIDIA at all levels of the computing stack.

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