Monday, October 15, 2018

NVIDIA CEO on How Deep Learning Makes Turing’s Graphics Scream

The deep learning revolution sweeping the globe started with processors — GPUs — originally made for gaming. With our Turing architecture, deep learning is coming back to gaming, and bringing stunning performance with it. Turing combines next-generation programmable shaders; support for real-time ray tracing — the holy grail of computer graphics; and Tensor Cores, a new kind of processor which accelerates all kinds of deep learning tasks, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang told a crowd of more than 3,000 at the GPU Technology Conference in Europe this week. This deep learning power allows Turing to leap forward in ways no other processor can, Huang explained.