NVIDIA's CEO Just Hand Delivered the World's First AI Supercomputer

Posted 8/17/2016 9:59:35 AM by RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

The world’s leading non-profit artificial intelligence research team needs the world’s fastest AI system.

That’s why NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang hand-delivered the world’s first AI supercomputer in a box, the NVIDIA DGX-1 to OpenAI in San Francisco.

“I thought it was incredibly appropriate that the world’s first supercomputer dedicated to artificial intelligence would go to the laboratory that was dedicated to open artificial intelligence,” Huang said.

OpenAI’s researchers will put the first production DGX-1 packing 170 teraflops of computing power, equal to 250 conventional servers to work on artificial intelligence’s toughest problems.

OpenAI’s team is working at the cutting-edge of a field that promises incredible advances. Imagine artificial personal assistants that can coordinate our digital lives and autonomous cars and robots that are accessible to everyone.

Doing that will take technology with the computing power to keep up with OpenAI’s researchers. Building DGX-1 took 3,000 people working for three years, Huang explained.

“So if this is the only one ever shipped, this project would cost $2 billion,” he said.

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About the author: RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

As the Publisher and Editor for App Developer Magazine, Richard has several industry recognitions and endorsements from tech companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Google for accomplishments in the mobile market. He was part of the early Google AFMA program, and also involved in the foundation of Google TV. He has been developing for mobile since 2003 and serves as CEO of Moonbeam Development, a mobile app company with 200 published titles in various markets throughout the world. Richard is also the founder of LunarAds, a mobile cross-promotion and self-serv mediation network for developers. He has been a featured presenter at trade-shows and conferences, and stays active with new projects relating to mobile development.

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