NVIDIA has announced the availability of their latest data center accelerator, the Tesla P100, which is the world’s first HBM2-powered GPU. Which means that NVIDIA has beaten AMD in terms who will launch the HBM2 technology first, just like AMD had done with its HBM GPU on the Fury line of graphics cards.
NVIDIA is calling the Tesla P100 as the world’s most advanced data center accelerator, for workloads such as “Artificial Intelligence for self-driving cars. With the new Tesla P100 NVIDIA is claiming almost 50x increase in computing power from 8x Tesla P100 accelerators when compared to a dual CPU server based on Intel’s Xeon E5-2698 V3. A single GPU-accelerated node powered by four Tesla P100s – interconnected with PCIe – can replace up to 32 commodity CPU nodes for a variety of applications – saving up to 70% in overall data center costs.