Most Energy-Efficient Supercomputer
An ultra-efficient in-house supercomputer that now ranks among the world’s 500 most powerful computers. Graphics and Chip card maker Nvidia has debuted the DGX SaturnV.
The growing market for well-funded technology companies for in-house supercomputers. Those aren’t managed by governments or universities is demonstrated by the SaturnV.
Private in-house supercomputers are much rarer.They usually imagine government-owned computers like public-private partnerships. Similar to DOE-IBM’s planned Summit or TaihuLight at the time technologists think of “supercomputer.”
This makes Nvidia’s new supercomputer, the DGX SaturnV, even more surprising. Not only has Nvidia revealed its own supercomputer. On concord, the machine cracked TOP500’s list of the 500 most powerful computers. It also took the number one spot as the world’s most energy-efficient supercomputer.
The DGX SaturnV has 60,512 Intel Xeon E5-2698v4 CPU cores and 63,488GB of RAM. It relies on many Nvidia’s 125 DGX-1s, the “AI supercomputer in a box” units built for deep learning. It also uses the company’s Tesla P100 GPUs.
Numerous Nvidia 125 DGX-1 units linked together exists in the supercomputer. The machine delivers 9.46 gigaflops/watt. It makes 42 percent more energy efficient than the most efficient supercomputer on TOP500’s June list.
Nvidia is banking on SaturnV’s AI and deep learning capabilities for in-house offerings. This is also training neural networks on the intricacies of chipset designs to build more powerful and more efficient GPUs.
Nvidia has already attracted big SaturnV clients like research groups. Such as OpenAI, startups like BenevolentAI, and enterprise software giant SAP.