NVidia’s Graphics Technology Conference (GTC 2016) kicked-off with a keynote from CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, who frontloaded the event with topics on AI, software development kits, self-driving cars, machine-learning, and VR. Of what we’ve seen so far, the most interesting has been the new “Mars 2030” VR demo, which used photogrammetry to rebuild Mars using satellite flybys.
At GTC 2016, NVIDIA announced their behemoth DGX-1 supercomputer which features up to 170 TFLOPs of compute performance. The DGX-1 is an all-in-one supercomputing solution that houses several Tesla P100 graphics boards that were launched today. Based on the Pascal GPU architecture, the Tesla P100 delivers an insane boost in compute performance and allows high-performance supercomputing for deep learning.