The world’s most powerful supercomputer DGX-2 has also come to India in Artificial Intelligence. It has been installed at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Jodhpur. It is expected to strengthen the artificial Intelligence training activities in the country. Dr. Gaurav Harit, President, Computer Science Department, at IIT Jodhpur said, “This is the most powerful supercomputer for the fastest and artificial intelligence applications of its kind in the world which has come to India for the first time. It has been installed here in a special laboratory. ”
Dr. Harit said that the estimated cost of this computer with a cost of around Rs 2.50 crore can be estimated from the fact that there are 16 special GPU cards and each has a capacity of 32 GB. Its RAM is of 512 GB. He said that the capacity of the common computer is only 150 to 200 watts whereas the capacity of this supercomputer is 10 kW. This will help in training the big applications of AI.
Every computer program is based on data analysis and this analysis will be very fast in this supercomputer. 16 GPU cards with a 32 GB capacity in computer make it special in terms of capacity and its performance increases significantly.
There are presently DGX-1 supercomputers in some institutions including IISc Bangalore in the country. The DGX-2 Supercomputer has come in the country for the first time and its capacity is almost double the earlier version. To understand roughly, the work that takes 15 days to do from DGX-1 will make DGX-2 in only one and a half days. The internal storage of this computer weighing approximately 150 kg is 30 TB. There is a two-year deal for research in the AI area between IIT Jodhpur and the American supercomputer Nvidia. This computer has been brought here under the same agreement.