Category Archives: Hardware

DGX A100 review: Throughput and Hardware Summary

When NVIDIA launched the Ampere GPU architecture, they also launched their new flagship system for HPC and deep learning – the DGX 100. This system offers exceptional performance, but also new capabilities. We’ve seen immediate interest and have already shipped … Continue reading

What Can You Do with a $15k NVIDIA Data Science Workstation? – Change Healthcare Data Science

NVIDIA’s Data Science Workstation Platform is designed to bring the power of accelerated computing to a broad set of data science workflows. Recently, we found out what happens when you lend a talented data scientist (with a serious appetite for … Continue reading

2nd Gen AMD EPYC “Rome” CPU Review: A Groundbreaking Leap for HPC

Index of our review: Changes vs Previous Architectures Leadership Performance Class Leading Price-Performance Chiplets + IO & Compute Dies Memory Bandwidth PCI-E Gen4 Infinity Fabric SKU Selection for Clusters The 2nd Generation AMD EPYC “Rome” CPUs are here! Rome brings … Continue reading

Intel Xeon Scalable “Cascade Lake SP” Processor Review

With the launch of the latest Intel Xeon Scalable processors (previously code-named “Cascade Lake SP”), a new standard is set for high performance computing hardware. These latest Xeon CPUs bring increased core counts, faster memory, and faster clock speeds. They … Continue reading

NVIDIA Tesla V100 Price Analysis

Now that NVIDIA has launched their new Tesla V100 32GB GPUs, the next questions from many customers are “What is the Tesla V100 Price?” “How does it compare to Tesla P100?” “How about Tesla V100 16GB?” and “Which GPU should … Continue reading

NVIDIA Datacenter Manager (DCGM) for More Effective GPU Management

Managing an HPC server can be a tricky job, and managing multiple servers even more complex. Adding GPUs adds even more power yet new levels of granularity. Luckily, there’s a powerful, and effective tool available for managing multiple servers or … Continue reading

Tesla V100 “Volta” GPU Review

Index of our review: Speeds and Feeds Which GPU is for me? Enhanced NVLink Programming Improvements What Volta Means for me? The next generation NVIDIA Volta architecture is here. With it comes the new Tesla V100 “Volta” GPU, the most … Continue reading

NVIDIA Tesla P40 GPU Accelerator (Pascal GP102) Up Close

As NVIDIA’s GPUs become increasingly vital to the fields of AI and intelligent machines, NVIDIA has produced GPU models specifically targeted to these applications. The new Tesla P40 GPU is NVIDIA’s premiere product for deep learning deployments. It is specifically … Continue reading

Deep Learning Benchmarks of NVIDIA Tesla P100 PCIe, Tesla K80, and Tesla M40 GPUs

Sources of CPU benchmarks, used for estimating performance on similar workloads, have been available throughout the course of CPU development. For example, the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation has compiled a large set of applications benchmarks, running on a variety of … Continue reading

Comparing NVLink vs PCI-E with NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPUs on OpenPOWER Servers

The new NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPUs are available with both PCI-Express and NVLink connectivity. How do these two types of connectivity compare? This post provides a rundown of NVLink vs PCI-E and explores the benefits of NVIDIA’s new NVLink technology.