You won’t need to buy a rack of 400 servers if you have one high-powered Nvidia DGX-1 supercomputer with a Volta GPU sitting on your desktop.
The DGX-1 supercomputer — which looks like a regular rack server — gets most of its computing power from eight Tesla V100 GPUs.
The GPU, the first one based on the brand-new Volta architecture, was introduced at the company’s GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, California, on Wednesday.
“It comes out of the box, plug it in and go to work,” said Nvidia’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang during a keynote speech.
But the DGX-1 with Tesla V100 computer is expensive. At US$149,000, it’s worth some people’s life savings. But Huang encouraged people to order it, saying the box will ship in the third quarter.