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posted by cmn32480 on Wednesday April 06 2016, @01:49AM   Printer-friendly
from the that's-a-lot-of-horsepower dept.

During a keynote at GTC 2016, Nvidia announced the Tesla P100, a 16nm FinFET Pascal graphics processing unit with 15.3 billion transistors intended for high performance and cloud computing customers. The GPU includes 16 GB of High Bandwidth Memory 2.0 with 720 GB/s of memory bandwidth and a unified memory architecture. It also uses the proprietary NVLink, an interconnect with 160 GB/s of bandwidth, rather than the slower PCI-Express.

Nvidia claims the Tesla P100 will reach 5.3 teraflops of FP64 (double precision) performance, along with 10.6 teraflops of FP32 and 21.2 teraflops of FP16. 3584 of a maximum possible 3840 stream processors are enabled on this version of the GP100 die.

At the keynote, Nvidia also announced a 170 teraflops (FP16) "deep learning supercomputer" or "datacenter in a box" called DGX-1. It contains eight Tesla P100s and will cost $129,000. The first units will be going to research institutions such as the Massachusetts General Hospital.


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  • (Score: 2) by jdavidb on Wednesday April 06 2016, @02:01AM

    by jdavidb (5690) on Wednesday April 06 2016, @02:01AM (#327893) Homepage Journal

    I never really bothered to learn much about GPUs; what does this mean? For a brief moment there I thought this meant the Pascal programming language!

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    • (Score: 5, Informative) by takyon on Wednesday April 06 2016, @02:09AM

      by takyon (881) <{takyon} {at} {soylentnews.org}> on Wednesday April 06 2016, @02:09AM (#327895) Journal

      Brand name for Nvidia's first generation of 16nm GPUs. Previous GPUs have been stuck at 28nm. 20/22nm will be skipped.

      This is also Nvidia's first use of High Bandwidth Memory. AMD used HBM1 in Fury models, Nvidia decided to wait until HBM2.

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 06 2016, @02:48AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 06 2016, @02:48AM (#327906)

      Yeah, my first thought was the submitter was a few days late and a couple paragraphs short.

      Their new GPU probably doesn't have much to do with electric cars either.

      • (Score: 2) by maxwell demon on Wednesday April 06 2016, @08:14AM

        by maxwell demon (1608) on Wednesday April 06 2016, @08:14AM (#327964) Journal

        I bet it doesn't even use Tesla coils.

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        • (Score: 2) by bob_super on Wednesday April 06 2016, @04:36PM

          by bob_super (1357) on Wednesday April 06 2016, @04:36PM (#328122)

          You are always free to add them inside your tricked-out case, if there's space left between the watercooling and the LEDs.
          Send us some pics.

    • (Score: 3, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 06 2016, @03:05AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 06 2016, @03:05AM (#327908)

      What is a Pascal GPU?

      Better than a BASIC GPU, but still not as fast as a GPU with C.

      • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 06 2016, @04:49AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 06 2016, @04:49AM (#327928)

        This GPU with C is called a CPU, right?

    • (Score: 3, Informative) by WillR on Wednesday April 06 2016, @12:58PM

      by WillR (2012) on Wednesday April 06 2016, @12:58PM (#328031)
      Nvidia uses famous scientists as codenames, and Pascal is the new GPU family.
      Fahrenheit < Celsius < Kelvin < Rankine < Curie < Tesla < Fermi < Maxwell < Kepler < Pascal
      Then, just to keep things confusing, they reused Tesla as a marketing name for datacenter products.
  • (Score: 2, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 06 2016, @03:07AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 06 2016, @03:07AM (#327909)

    Tesla Motors just announced their upcoming Nvidia automobile.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 06 2016, @04:46AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 06 2016, @04:46AM (#327927)

      Damn, I didn't read the department line. *hangs head in shame*

      • (Score: 2) by bob_super on Wednesday April 06 2016, @04:40PM

        by bob_super (1357) on Wednesday April 06 2016, @04:40PM (#328125)

        Neither did I, and I thought they'd get sued by the car guys for obviously plagiarizing "Something cool and electric-powered named Tesla Pnn"

        Seriously, Nvidia marketing? How much do you get paid for this?
        I hereby predict that the Dual-GPU cards will be called P100D, "by accident".

  • (Score: 3, Funny) by jasassin on Wednesday April 06 2016, @03:22AM

    by jasassin (3566) <jasassin@gmail.com> on Wednesday April 06 2016, @03:22AM (#327911) Homepage Journal

    It contains eight Tesla P100s and will cost $129,000. The first units will be going to research institutions such as the Massachusetts General Hospital, and owners of Oculus Rift headsets.

    FTFY

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    • (Score: 3, Informative) by takyon on Wednesday April 06 2016, @04:26AM

      by takyon (881) <{takyon} {at} {soylentnews.org}> on Wednesday April 06 2016, @04:26AM (#327923) Journal
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      • (Score: 3, Funny) by snufu on Wednesday April 06 2016, @10:24AM

        by snufu (5855) on Wednesday April 06 2016, @10:24AM (#327992)

        That's a pretty ambitious goal for tomorrow. Can you at least give me the weekend?

      • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 06 2016, @12:01PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 06 2016, @12:01PM (#328020)

        Hmm. PETA is already a flop. So we have at least one flopped PETA. It's a good start.

  • (Score: 2) by PizzaRollPlinkett on Wednesday April 06 2016, @03:39PM

    by PizzaRollPlinkett (4512) on Wednesday April 06 2016, @03:39PM (#328102)

    Why are they using Pascal for graphics in 2016? What advantage does it have?

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 06 2016, @11:25PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 06 2016, @11:25PM (#328278)

      It's easy to teach, it's structured, there's a free compiler for it, and its inventor isn't litigious (Oracle, I'm looking at you).