NVDA: Volta launch press release


This is 3 months old but I don’t recall it being posted on this board previously.

Here are the customers testimonials (saying that they are an impressive group, is a pretty big understatement IMO):

“NVIDIA and AWS have worked together for a long time to help customers run compute-intensive AI workloads in the cloud. We launched the first GPU-optimized cloud instance in 2010, and introduced last year the most powerful GPU instance available in the cloud. AWS is home to some of today’s most innovative and creative AI applications, and we look forward to helping customers continue to build incredible new applications with the next generation of our general-purpose GPU instance family when Volta becomes available later in the year.”
– Matt Garman, vice president of Compute Services, Amazon Web Services

“We express our congratulations to NVIDIA’s latest release of Volta. From Baidu Cloud to Intelligent Driving, Baidu has been strengthening its efforts in building an open AI platform. Together with NVIDIA, we believe we will accelerate the development and application of the global AI technology and create more opportunities for the whole society.”
– Yaqin Zhang, president, Baidu

“NVIDIA and Facebook have been great partners and we are excited about the contributions NVIDIA has made to Facebook’s Caffe2 and PyTorch. We look forward to the AI advances NVIDIA’s new high-performing Volta graphics architecture will enable.”
– Mike Schroepfer, chief technology officer, Facebook

“NVIDIA’s GPUs deliver significant performance boosts for Google Cloud Platform customers. GPUs are an important part of our infrastructure, offering Google and our enterprise customers extra computational power for machine learning or high performance computing and data analysis. Volta’s performance improvements will make GPUs even more powerful and we plan to offer Volta GPUs on GCP.”
– Brad Calder, vice president of Engineering for Google Cloud Platform, Google

“Microsoft and NVIDIA have partnered for years on AI technologies, including Microsoft Azure N-series, Project Olympus and Cognitive Toolkit. The new Volta architecture will unlock extraordinary new capabilities for Microsoft customers.”
– Harry Shum, executive vice president of Microsoft AI and Research Group, Microsoft

“Oak Ridge National Laboratory will begin assembling our next-generation leadership computing system, Summit, this summer. Summit is powered by Volta GPUs and will be the top supercomputer in the U.S. for scientific discovery when completed in 2018. It will keep the U.S. at the forefront of scientific research and help the Department of Energy address complex challenges with computational science and AI-assisted discovery.”
– Jeff Nichols, associate laboratory director of the Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

“A large variety of our products, including voice technology in wechat, photo/video technology in QQ and Qzone, and the deep learning platform based on Tencent Cloud, already rely on AI. We believe Volta will provide unprecedented computing power for our AI developers, and we’re excited to open up those capabilities soon from Tencent Cloud to more clients.”
– Dowson Tong, senior executive vice president, Tencent