Thursday, May 14, 2020

TensorFloat-32 in the A100 GPU Accelerates AI Training, HPC Up to 20x

TensorFloat-32 (TF32) is the new math mode in NVIDIA A100 GPUs for handling the matrix math also called tensor operations used at the heart of AI and certain HPC applications. TF32 running on Tensor Cores in A100 GPUs can provide up to 10x speedups compared to single-precision floating-point math (FP32) on Volta GPUs. Combining TF32 with structured sparsity on the A100 enables performance gains over Volta of up to 20x.