GPU computing continues to improve every time NVIDIA releases a new generation of processors. At GTC2018 held at the San Jose Convention center this past March, the CEO of NVIDIA, Jensen Huang, introduced the latest Professional Workstation GPU, the Quadro GV100 powered by the NVIDIA Volta. With 32GB of HBM2 memory, 5120 CUDA Parallel-Processing Cores and 640 Tensor Cores it leapfrogs the previous version, the GP100 that had 3584 CUDA Cores and 16GB of HBM2 memory and no Tensor Cores. To quote the NVIDIA Website:
“The NVIDIA Quadro® GV100 is reinventing the workstation to meet the demands of next-generation ray tracing, AI, simulation, and VR enhanced workflows. It’s powered by NVIDIA Volta, delivering the extreme memory capacity, scalability, and performance that designers, architects, and scientists need to create, build, and solve the impossible.”
CertaSIM presented benchmark results at GTC2018 for a Hypervelocity Impact Scenario to compare performance of the GV100 with the GP100. The models were run with the IMPETUS Afea γSPH™ Solver which is a full continuum particle model that takes full advantage of GPU Technology. There were 4 resolution models tested, an 800K particle model, 6.5 million particle model, 10 million particle model and 33 million particle model. The GP100 and GV100 are NVLINK capable which means the communication between 2 GPUs is a direct connection that bypasses the CPU to improve performance. The benchmark tests consisted of single GPU, dual GPU and dual GPU with NVLINK.