Can NEC Compete With NVIDIA To Build AI Supercomputers?

While conventionally, vector processing was reserved for powerful supercomputers of the world, the current advancements in vector processors have made it accessible for developing less expensive and smaller supercomputers for AI and ML tasks. Not only it helps in developing supercomputers leveraging less computing power, but also empties the scalar processors for even critical workloads, making it a preferred choice for computing engines.

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Can NEC Compete With NVIDIA To Build AI Supercomputers?
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Can NEC Compete With NVIDIA To Build AI Supercomputers?

While conventionally, vector processing was reserved for powerful supercomputers of the world, the current advancements in vector processors have made it accessible for developing less expensive and smaller supercomputers for AI and ML tasks. Not only it helps in developing supercomputers leveraging less computing power, but also empties the scalar processors for even critical workloads, making it a preferred choice for computing engines.

Thus, Japanese IT giant, NEC has developed an AI platform — SX-Aurora TSUBASA, which will allow NEC’s vector processors applicable for AI and ML workloads. NEC has been renowned for its vector processors which is preferred while addressing massive amounts of statistical data and complex ML applications.

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Making Sales More Efficient: Lead Qualification Using AI

If you were to ask any organization today, you would learn that they are all becoming reliant on Artificial Intelligence Solutions and using AI to digitally transform in order to bring their organizations into the new age. AI is no longer a new concept, instead, with the technological advancements that are being made in the realm of AI, it has become a much-needed business facet.

AI has become easier to use and implement than ever before, and every business is applying AI solutions to their processes. Organizations have begun to base their digital transformation strategies around AI and the way in which they conduct their business. One of these business processes that AI has helped transform is lead qualifications.

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Can NEC Compete With NVIDIA To Build AI Supercomputers?

While conventionally, vector processing was reserved for powerful supercomputers of the world, the current advancements in vector processors have made it accessible for developing less expensive and smaller supercomputers for AI and ML tasks. Not only it helps in developing supercomputers leveraging less computing power, but also empties the scalar processors for even critical workloads, making it a preferred choice for computing engines.

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Are We Seeing A Deluge Of Supercomputers

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced its supercomputer hosted in Azure Cloud which it developed in collaboration with OpenAI. The company said that the supercomputer could train various artificial intelligence models and comes with more than 2,85,000 CPU cores, 10,000 GPUs, and 400Gbps of network connectivity for each GPU server.

Not just this, Hewlett Packard Enterprise recently acquired the supercomputing leader Cray, following which it has introduced the HPE Cray supercomputing line that can perform data-centric AI workloads with exceptionally high speed. It also built the new TX-GAIA (Green AI Accelerator) computing system at the Lincoln Laboratory Supercomputing Center which has been ranked as the most powerful AI supercomputer at any university in the world. With a performance of 100 AI petaflops, it can perform complex deep neural network operations with much ease.

Fugaku by Fujitsu is another supercomputer recently built which is tailored to run machine learning algorithms. Still, in testing mode, it is expected to be operational from 2020 and will prove crucial to scale up machine learning algorithms at a quick pace.

Furthermore, the US Department of Energy (DoE) also announced plans to build the world’s fastest supercomputer – Frontier, which will be jointly developed by AMD and Cray. With a computing speed of 1.5 quintillion calculations per second, it is expected to join Intel’s Aurora to become the second of the two exascale systems planned by US DoE for 2021. It is expected to perform advanced tasks in AI, cancer treatment research, nuclear physics and more. Aurora, which is speculated to be worth $500 million, is five times faster than IBM’s summit, and was also designed from ground up with AI in mind.

In fact, one of the latest developments in the field of supercomputers is NEC’s SX-Aurora TSUBASA which is one of the smallest supercomputers designed for AI and ML workloads. NEC has been renowned for its vector processors which gives an advantage while performing AI tasks. We recently covered an article comparing it with Nvidia’s A100, which is one of the most preferred systems today to carry AI workloads.

Not just the tech giants, but startups are also venturing into the domain of supercomputers. For instance, Canada-based Q Blocks uses peer to peer computing technology to build affordable supercomputers for small organisations and individual researchers that cannot afford expensive supercomputers. It is offering powerful GPUs at a reasonable cost to carry out tasks in AI and data science.

Back in India too, it has begun to take a lead in the supercomputers market. It has supercomputers such as PARAM, Anupam, Pratush, Mihir and others which have been developed for tasks such as data analysis, weather forecasting, and more. In fact, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research had joined hands with Nvidia to set up the Centre of Excellence at CEERI which was speculated to house India’s first-ever AI supercomputer.

These and many more instances suggest that there is a flooding in the number of supercomputers across the globe. The computing beasts which were once owned by few select companies such as Nvidia and AMD, are now being explored by many other companies, research organisations and even startups.


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AI, Supercomputing And More: NVIDIA Kickstarts GTC Spring 2021

NVIDIA has kickstarted the latest edition of its much awaited technology conference— GTC 2021. GTC is an annual conference organised that showcases few of the most transformative technologies in AI, graphics, data centre, computing, networking, and more.

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