Speaking at the GPU Technology Conference in Beijing, NVIDIA (NVDA - Get Report) founder and CEO Jensen Huang announced late Monday that NVIDIA will provide AI GPU accelerators to the data centers and cloud-service infrastructures at Alibaba Cloud, Baidu and Tencent.
"AI is the most important technology development of our time, with the greatest potential to help society," Huang said. "As the world's leading cloud providers deploy the world's best AI platform, with Volta GPUs and NVIDIA software, we'll see amazing breakthroughs in medicine, autonomous transportation, precision manufacturing and much more."
NVIDIA said in a news release that Alibaba Cloud (BABA - Get Report) , Baidu (BIDU - Get Report) and Tencent (TCTZF) are upgrading their massive data centers, shifting from NVIDIA's Pascal architecture-based systems to Volta-based platforms, which offer greater speed and scalability for AI inferencing and training.
NVIDIA also announced that China's leading original equipment manufacturers -- including Inspur, Lenovo (LNVGY) and Huawei -- are using the NVIDIA HGX reference architecture to offer Volta-based accelerated systems for hyperscale data centers.
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