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NVIDIA is flexing its GPU muscle in the artificial intelligence and deep learning market thanks to a partnership with Chinese search giant Baidu. You can think of Baidu as the Chinese equivalent to Google’s dominance of the U.S. search and internet advertising market. Thanks to the partnership, NVIDIA is hoping to spread its hardware in three key areas. First off, NVIDIA’s next generation Volta-based GPU architecture to provide a robust deep learning platform for the Baidu Cloud. Used in combination with the its PaddlePaddle deep learning framework, Baidu will make use of Tesla Volta V100 and Tesla P4 GPU accelerators. With this potent hardware at its disposal, Baidu should expect even higher... Read more...
At last year’s CES NVIDIA’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang unveiled the original Tegra X1-based Drive PX digital cockpit computer and discussed some of the difficulties associated with self-driving cars and the technologies that would be needed to overcome them. He discussed deep learning, deep neural nets, and the massive amounts of data that need to be collected and processed to ensure self-driving cars are not only safe, but instill confidence in the passengers and provide a good experience. Since then, Jen-Hsun claims that “several thousand man-years of effort have gone into developing the technology to enable self-driving cars” at NVIDIA. At the company’s press conference... Read more...