NVIDIA has announced DGX-1, a supercomputer designed to tackle the complex world of artificial intelligence and deep learning. Known as “supercomputer in a box,” this machine uses Pascal architecture, the company’s newly developed architecture that first showed up in its car supercomputer.
The DGX-1 comes with 8 Tesla GP100 GPUs (each contains 16 gigabytes of memory). It also has four 1.92 terabyte solid state hard drives, and 512 GB of RAM, and weighs 60 kg (132 lb). The machine is pre-loaded with NVIDIA Cuda, a deep neural network (DNN) for developers to create and design. Also, an array of standard DNN frameworks namely Caffe, Theano and Torch are included alongside Cuda. Full support for the system including software updates and management systems are offered by NVIDIA through the cloud.
“Data scientists and AI researchers today spend far too much time on home-brewed high performance computing solutions,” said Huang in a press release. “The DGX-1 is easy to deploy and was created for one purpose: to unlock the powers of superhuman capabilities and apply them to problems that were once unsolvable.”
No solid date for release has been announced yet. However, if you’re one of them who want to get their hands on DGX-1, you’d better start saving, as this wild supercomputer will retail for $129,000.