«Great performance gains with our chips»

Jim McHugh, Vice President and General Manager at chip producer Nividia, explains why graphics processing units are so popular in Machine Learning.

Mr McHugh, NVIDIA is well known for graphic cards. But now your technologies are used for other applications. Why is that?
Our GPUs – graphics processing units – use the same architecture for different fields, they are not only used for the acceleration in gaming and professional visualization, but also for deep learning and high-performance computing. They are also used in computers in autonomous vehicles and – in credit-card size – in drones. The central processor, CPU, of a computer is wonderful for sequential activities. But GPUs do the parallel processing. People realize that with enhancing the CPU with GPUs you get great performance gains.

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