Nvidia Has Been Shipping A Few DXG 1 Systems; At Least 5 In EU
Nvidia’s CEO promised that DXG 1 systems would start shipping out before the end of the year and it seems that not only has the CEO been true to the promise but, in fact, the company has a head start. Reports claim that at least 5 DXG 1 systems have been shipped to Europe alone and that customers are getting these systems.
The DXG 1 in question has the following specifications:
- 170 TeraFlops servers
- 8 P100 cards
- Each having 16GB HBM 2
- Two Xeon processors
- 512 GB RAM memory
One of the big challenges for meeting this goal was the lack of HBM 2 but it seems that slowly but surely Nvidia is keeping up with the promise that they made and DXG 1 systems are indeed shipping out to customers.
P100 cards can easily sell for $5,000 a piece but Nvidia is concentrating on selling as many of these GPUs in DXG 1 systems. This approach is more profitable as big companies like Google and Facebook are willing to spend money on supercomputers.
HBM2 memory is hard to manufacture and this is one of the factors that contribute to the high prices for the P100 cards and hence DXG 1 systems. The company cannot be blamed for the high price point either because Pascal has been a huge investment and the company has to make up that investment and look at the ROI. Nvidia is all about the return on investment like any other business that is looking to survive in the market.
This new system will be used by universities and for deep learning programs. This is why Nvidia expects to push out a handsome number of P100 cards and DXG 1 systems. There is a market for such tech. This is a niche no doubt but it is a profitable one to say the least.
Do you have anything to say about the P100 cards and DXG 1 systems?