Nvidia has just released its first computer product based on the next-gen GPU architecture, Nvidia Volta. The Nvidia TITAN V is primarily designed for machine learning, big data analysis and artificial intelligence development.
Announced by Nvidia founder and CEO Jensen Huang at the annual NIPS conference, TITAN V excels at computational processing for scientific simulation. Its 21.1 billion transistors deliver 110 teraflops of raw horsepower, 9x that of its predecessor, and extreme energy efficiency. He also said –
Our vision for Volta was to push the outer limits of high-performance computing and AI. We broke new ground with its new processor architecture, instructions, numerical formats, memory architecture and processor links. With TITAN V, we are putting Volta into the hands of researchers and scientists all over the world. I can’t wait to see their breakthrough discoveries.
What Nvidia is all about is building tools that advance computing, so we can do things that would otherwise be impossible. Our ultimate purpose is to build computing platforms that allow you to do groundbreaking work.
GPU Architecture, Now for the PC
TITAN V’s Volta architecture features a major redesign of the streaming multiprocessor that is at the center of the GPU. It doubles the energy efficiency of the previous generation Pascal design, enabling dramatic boosts in performance in the same power envelope. Nvidia has given the TITAN V a distinct black and gold paint job, but it’s still a dual-slot PCIe card with the company’s now-familiar angular stock cooler.
The TITAN V has 12GB of stacked HBM2 memory which operates at 1.7Gbps on a 3072-bit bus, for a total bandwidth capacity of 652.8GBps. 3D performance should be a bit better than that of the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.
Free AI software on Nvidia GPU Cloud
Users of TITAN V can gain immediate access to the latest GPU-optimized AI, deep learning and HPC software by signing up at no charge for a Nvidia GPU Cloud account. This container registry includes Nvidia-optimized deep learning frameworks, third-party managed HPC applications, Nvidia HPC visualization tools and the Nvidia TensorRT inferencing optimizer.
Price and Availability
TITAN V can be purchased for $2,999 (roughly Rs. 1,93,365) from Nvidia stores in selected countries.