NVIDIA Touts Tesla V100 GPU Adoption
November 15, 2017
NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPU based on NVIDIA’s Volta architecture — is
available through every major computer maker and chosen by every major
cloud to deliver artificial intelligence and high performance computing.
Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Huawei, IBM and Lenovo have all
announced Volta-based offerings for their customers. Providers such as
Alibaba Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Baidu Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Oracle
Cloud and Tencent Cloud have also announced Volta-based cloud services.
Building on this breadth of offerings, NVIDIA has introduced new
software and tools on the NVIDIA GPU Cloud (NGC) container registry that
make it easy for scientists to deploy NVIDIA’s accelerated computing
platform for compute-intensive research.
NVIDIA shared the news at the SC17 supercomputing conference, where
dozens of computer makers and cloud service providers launched a wide
range of Volta-based products and services.
“Volta is the world’s most powerful platform for AI and HPC, and will
allow the world’s top minds in scientific research to push the limit on
what’s possible in areas like drug discovery, alternative fuel sources
and predicting natural disasters,” said Jensen Huang, founder and chief
executive officer of NVIDIA. “With Volta now in data centers and clouds
around the world, a new wave of innovation is underway that will have an
incredible impact across society.”
NVIDIA GPU Cloud Adds HPC Containers
More than 500 HPC applications, including the industry’s most widely
used, incorporate GPU acceleration. However, one of the biggest
challenges facing scientists who want to take advantage of these
applications is the complexity of deployment.
new containers for scientific computing applications and for HPC
visualization tools provide access to some of the most widely used GPU-optimized
HPC software. They join the GPU-optimized AI frameworks and deep
learning applications the company introduced in the NGC container
registry last month.
Together, the offerings make NGC a single source for researchers seeking
to easy access, at no charge, to the AI frameworks, HPC applications and
visualization tools essential for their scientific workflows.
With NGC, scientists and researchers can focus on discovery rather than
setting up and deploying scientific computing applications, and the
time-consuming challenges of installing complex, resource-intensive
software and updates. The GPU-optimized HPC containers on NGC transform
this cumbersome chore, which can take days or weeks to complete, into a
simple task that requires only a few minutes.
The HPC application containers encompass several popular third-party
scientific applications, including GAMESS, GROMACS, LAMMPS, NAMD and
The HPC visualization containers now available in beta on NGC feature
the industry’s leading visualization tools, including ParaView with
NVIDIA IndeX™ volume renderer, NVIDIA Optix™ ray-tracing library and
NVIDIA Holodeck™ for interactive real-time visualization and
The complete set of GPU-accelerated deep learning, HPC application and
HPC visualization containers are available to users at no charge from
the NGC container registry. Simply sign up for an NGC account. The HPC
containers can run on any NVIDIA Pascal™ and later generation NVIDIA GPU-accelerated
system, including local workstations, NVIDIA DGX™ systems and HPC