Sunday, May 3rd 2020

NVIDIA DGX A100 is its "Ampere" Based Deep-learning Powerhouse

NVIDIA will give its DGX line of pre-built deep-learning research workstations its next major update in the form of the DGX A100. This system will likely pack number of the company's upcoming Tesla A100 scalar compute accelerators based on its next-generation "Ampere" architecture and "GA100" silicon. The A100 came to light though fresh trademark applications by the company. As for specs and numbers, we don't know yet. The "Volta" based DGX-2 has up to sixteen "GV100" based Tesla boards adding up to 81,920 CUDA cores and 512 GB of HBM2 memory. One can expect NVIDIA to beat this count. The leading "Ampere" part could be HPC-focused, featuring a large CUDA-, and tensor core count, besides exotic memory such as HBM2E. We should learn more about it at the upcoming GTC 2020 online event.
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18 Comments on NVIDIA DGX A100 is its "Ampere" Based Deep-learning Powerhouse

#1
Fluffmeister
No doubt heading into Big Red 200 and other supercomputers in the very near future.
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#2
TheoneandonlyMrK
So ampere is absolutely for compute, is it for gaming, now I doubt it, something is but I don't think it's ampere.
No specs awwwe.
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lexluthermiester
theoneandonlymrkSo ampere is absolutely for compute, is it for gaming, now I doubt it, something is but I don't think it's ampere.
No specs awwwe.
It can do both, there's no reason it can't.
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FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
It's not that it can't, but NVIDIA won't promote it as a gaming card just as they didn't promote Volta as a gaming card. The only way they'll show up in gaming systems is if there's a GA102 or GA104 version with GDDR6. Remember, Radeon VII was EoL'd because production costs exceeded reasonable MSRP. HBM always was and remains expensive to integrate.
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#5
Fluffmeister
That's why the poor Volta dig was soo bad, like really really bad. Shit marketing bad.

Faster consumer based cards will come in due course, but they already have the fastest, so no biggy.
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jmcslob
I wouldn't expect anything consumer grade new from Nvidia until after Big Navi's debut.
They have no reason whatsoever to do so.
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lexluthermiester
jmcslobI wouldn't expect anything consumer grade new from Nvidia until after Big Navi's debut.
They have no reason whatsoever to do so.
Not true. The RTX30x0 series cards will have better RTRT performance, which will be a big selling point. Right now software devs are optimizing the code to maximize the current hardware. But when RTX3000 hits, it will bring a new level of high performance. This in turn will motivate AMD to push their GPU performance and get in the game, pun intended.
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jmcslob
lexluthermiesterNot true. The RTX30x0 series cards will have better RTRT performance, which will be a big selling point. Right now software devs are optimizing the code to maximize the current hardware. But when RTX3000 hits, it will bring a new level of high performance. This in turn will motivate AMD to push their GPU performance and get in the game, pun intended.
I don't think AMD is competing with an RTX 2060...I don't think Nvidia will do anything but suck up profit until they think they can't.
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#9
TheGuruStud
FluffmeisterNo doubt heading into Big Red 200 and other supercomputers in the very near future.
Those are going to be sad supercomputers with xeons....and a blast furnace.
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FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
jmcslobI don't think AMD is competing with an RTX 2060...I don't think Nvidia will do anything but suck up profit until they think they can't.
RX 5700 competes with RTX 2060 (beats it, actually).
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#11
lexluthermiester
FordGT90ConceptRX 5700 competes with RTX 2060 (beats it, actually).
And the 5700XT competes with the 2070. AMD needs to pull the stop out and bring the 5800/5800XT.
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FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
Getting the impression that there will be no more higher end cards until RDNA2 debuts. AMD has 90% of the market covered with RX 5700 XT and down. That's all they really care about.

CDNA will be matching Ampere.
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#13
lexluthermiester
FordGT90ConceptGetting the impression that there will be no more higher end cards until RDNA2 debuts. AMD has 90% of the market covered with RX 5700 XT and down. That's all they really care about.
What a shame.
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#14
Fluffmeister
Yeah, it's looking like the 2080 Ti will be two years old by the time the competition offers something similar.
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#15
ARF
FordGT90ConceptGetting the impression that there will be no more higher end cards until RDNA2 debuts. AMD has 90% of the market covered with RX 5700 XT and down. That's all they really care about.

CDNA will be matching Ampere.
AMD doesn't cover anything with the super expensive, buggy and feature poor Navi 10.
It covers only the enthusiast segment of its own fanbase and nobody else.

Which is not 90% but 5% of AMD's customers.

AMD manipulates the market with something that nobody needs- Navi 10.
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#16
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
ARFWhich is not 90% but 5% of AMD's customers.
The vast majority of graphics cards sold are in the $150-250 range which 5500/5500 XT covers as well as left over inventory of 570s to 590s.

The games most people play (PUBG, Fortnite, League of Legends, DOTA2, etc.) don't support RTX features at all.
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#17
medi01
FordGT90ConceptRadeon VII was EoL'd because production costs exceeded reasonable MSRP. HBM always was and remains expensive to integrate.
Welp, truth be told, 250mm2 Navi was close to 330mm2 VII, even if on the same mem, the latter didn't make sense.
FordGT90ConceptThe vast majority of graphics cards sold are in the $150-250 range which 5500/5500 XT covers as well as left over inventory of 570s to 590s.
If a single retailer could be used as indicator, 5700XT and 2070 were the most popular.

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#18
ARF
medi01If a single retailer could be used as indicator, 5700XT and 2070 were the most popular.
The Germans are very wealthy, even during the current crisis, they have a lot of money to spend.
Not representative for the whole world, because most other people don't spend as much, and carry on with much lower-end hardware.
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