Nvidia has launched Volta, “the world’s most powerful GPU computing architecture”.
The platform was designed to drive the next wave of advancement in artificial intelligence and high-performance computing, said Nvidia.
The company also announced its first Volta-based processor, the Nvidia Tesla V100 data cente GPU, which brings “extraordinary speed and scalability for AI inferencing and training”.
Volta is Nvidia’s seventh-generation GPU architecture, and is built with 21 billion transistors. It delivers the equivalent performance of 100 CPUs for deep learning, said the company.
“It provides a 5-times improvement over Pascal in peak teraflops, and 15-times over the Maxwell architecture, launched two years ago.”
“This performance surpasses by 4-times the improvements that Moore’s law would have predicted,” said Nvidia.