Friday, February 17, 2017
Tokyo Tech Uses NVIDIA’s Accelerated Computing Platform
Tokyo Institute of Technology today announced plans to create Japan’s fastest AI supercomputer, built on NVIDIA’s accelerated computing platform. The new system, known as TSUBAME3.0, is expected to deliver more than two times the performance of its predecessor, TSUBAME2.5. It will use Pascal-based Tesla P100 GPUs, which are nearly three times as efficient as their predecessors, to reach an expected 12.2 petaflops of double precision performance. That would rank it among the world’s 10 fastest systems according to the latest TOP500 list, released in November. TSUBAME3.0 will excel in AI computation, expected to deliver more than 47 PFLOPS of AI horsepower. When operated concurrently with TSUBAME2.5, it is expected to deliver 64.3 PFLOPS, making it Japan’s highest performing AI supercomputer.