The Nvidia A100 chip was presented at the Hot Chips conference. Sander Olson provided Nextbigfuture with the presentation.
The Nvidia A100 is a third-generation Tensor Core chip. It is faster and more efficient than competing chips like the prior Nvidia chip (V100), the Google Tensor processing unut (TPU) version 3, and Huawei Ascend. The Nvidia A100 even outperforms the unreleased Google Tensor Processing Unit Version 4 in most categories.
The A100 has comprehensive data types, sparsity acceleration, asynchronous data movement and synchronization and increased L1/SMEM capacity.
The Universal System for Every AI Workload NVIDIA
DGX A100 systems integrate eight of the new NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs, providing 320GB of memory for training the largest AI datasets, and the latest high-speed NVIDIA Mellanox® HDR 200Gbps interconnects.
Multiple smaller workloads can be accelerated by partitioning the DGX A100 into as many as 56 instances per system, using the A100 multi-instance GPU feature. Combining these capabilities enables enterprises to optimize computing power and resources on demand to accelerate diverse workloads, including data analytics, training and inference, on a single, fully integrated, software-defined platform.
NVIDIA DGX A100 is more than a server, it’s a complete hardware and software platform.
SOURCES – Nvidia, Hot Chips Conference
Written by Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com
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