The Oregon State University College of Engineering has just purchased six NVIDIA DGX-2 systems to help accelerate their work in AI, robotics, driverless vehicles, and other research areas that require powerful GPU compute.
“The computing power we now possess will accelerate our research in artificial intelligence and machine learning, while exposing our computer science students to the most advanced technology available in higher education,” said Scott Ashford, Kearney Professor and dean of the College of Engineering.
The NVIDIA DGX-2 is the world’s first AI system to deliver 2 petaFLOPS of performance in a single node. A single DGX-2 integrates 16 of the world’s most advanced data center GPUs, the NVIDIA V100 Tensor Core GPU, with NVIDIA NVSwitch technology. The system as a whole is designed to tackle the largest data sets and the most complex AI models.
“We are committed to continue to drive innovation in both research and education and will do so by providing faculty and students with the state-of-the-art capabilities needed,” Ashford said.
In addition to the AI and machine learning capabilities the DGX-2 systems provide, the high-performance computing capabilities will enhance the college’s work in parallel programming and medical imaging, they said.