The Green500 lists the best energy-efficient, high-performance computing systems around the world. This week sees that list get an update with several exciting names landing at the top. Evidently, NVIDIA is also happy about the massive endorsement it offers.
The International Supercomputing Show, held in Frankfurt on Monday, is where the new Green500 list was published. At the very top of that list is the recent TSUBAME 3.0 system. It is at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (TIT) and achieves a record of 14.1 gigaflop per watt. The Tesla V100 graphics processors power all of that too.
Organizations tackling the planet’s biggest issues need the most powerful and intelligent computing architecture. They are vital in order to make the most of HPC and latest AI advances. NVIDIA AI offers the most ideal platform according to the company’s Ian Buck. Buck serves as the general manager of Accelerated Computing.
The TSUBAME 3.0 seeks to pave the way as Japan’s flagship AI supercomputer. NVDIA Tesla AI certainly made that possible. TIT’s Professor Satoshi Matsuoka said that their supercomputer delivers “a single powerful platform for both High-performance computing and AI” to supplement each other. This is achieved in addition to offering the most optimal energy efficiency.
“Our AI supercomputing platform provides one architecture for computational and data science,” Buck reports. He is all thrill and pride when it comes to NVIDIA’s AI capacity. The company provides the “most brilliant minds” the innovation they need to “solve the unsolvable.”
The processor giant pointed out that 4 of the top 13 systems also run AI based on NVIDIA DGX-1. The leading systems on the Green500 run data centers with NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPU accelerators. It is the same AI which powers the data processes on self-driving Teslas. This is another major endorsement on the young automaker’s part.
NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) published performance data along with the announcement. It depicts how HPC applications enhance up to 3X via the Kepler architecture Tesla GPUs. Two years have passed since the GPUs launched. That same time sees HPC performances going significantly beyond projections.
Nvidia Tesla AI helps solve the unsolvable
On NVIDIA Tesla V100 graphics accelerators, high-performance computing (HPC) works hand-in-hand with AI. The Summit supercomputer of the U.S. Department of Energy will use these AI-powered GPU boosters later this year. They will give out more than 3 exaflops of AI power along with 200 petaflops of 64-bit floating point performance.
Japan houses the top 4 Green500 systems. Systems housed by Yahoo Japan, the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology of Japan, and RIKEN — Japan’s Center of Advanced Intelligence — all follow TIT respectively. NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) forms part of the best 13 list too. Number 10 on the Green500 goes the company’s own SATURNV.
The full Green500 is available here. NVIDIA is a leader in the processor market and most renown for its large presence in gaming and GPUs.