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2017 GTC San Jose

S7676 - Half Precision Benchmarking for HPC

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With Tegra X1 and Pascal architecture Tesla P100 GPUs, NVIDIA introduced hardware-based computation on FP16 numbers also called half-precision arithmetic. We'll introduce the steps required to build a viable benchmark for this new arithmetic format. This will include the connections to established IEEE floating point standards and existing HPC benchmarks. The discussion will focus on performance and numerical stability issues that are important for this kind of benchmarking and how they relate to NVIDIA platforms.


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Intermediate
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Algorithms Deep Learning and AI HPC and Supercomputing
Government / National Labs Higher Education / Research
25 minutes
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