Clemson University in South Carolina just announced they will soon receive a new NVIDIA DGX-2 supercomputer to help solve tomorrow’s greatest challenges using big data approaches.
“With the addition of the DGX-2 server, the computational abilities of Clemson University will be boosted with the most advanced computing power available,” the university wrote in a blog post.
The NVIDIA DGX-2 is comprised of 16 interconnected NVIDIA V100 Tensor Cores GPUs, the world’s first 2 petaFLOPS system, designed for rapid, high-performance computing.
The system will be used for research in fields including, machine learning, computational math, statistics, operations research, mechanical and industrial engineering, and others.
“The entire university will benefit from having the DGX-2, especially graduate students who are entering an increasingly tech-oriented, data-streaming job market,” the university said.
The university received a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Naval Research to help fund the system.