Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Fujitsu Builds New AI Supercomputer, Based on 24 NVIDIA DGX-1s

Fujitsu announced today that it is using 24 NVIDIA DGX-1 AI systems to help build a supercomputer for RIKEN, Japan’s largest comprehensive research institution, for deep learning research. The largest customer installation of DGX-1 systems to date, the supercomputer will accelerate the application of AI to solve complex challenges in healthcare, manufacturing and public safety.

“DGX-1 is like a time-machine for AI researchers,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA. “Enterprises, research centers and universities worldwide are adopting DGX-1 to ride the wave of deep learning — the technology breakthrough at the center of the AI revolution.” The RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project will use the new supercomputer, scheduled to go online next month, to accelerate AI research in several areas, including medicine, manufacturing, healthcare and disaster preparedness. “We believe that the NVIDIA DGX-1-based system will accelerate real-world implementation of the latest AI technologies technologies as well as research into next-generation AI algorithms,” said Arimichi Kunisawa, head of the Technical Computing Solution Unit at Fujitsu Limited. “Fujitsu is leveraging its extensive experience in high-performance computing development and AI research to support R&D that utilizes this system, contributing to the creation of a future in which AI is used to find solutions to a variety of social issues.”