Next Generation Workstation for Big Data and Deep Learning
The Axon 3 is the perfect workstation for developers who are working on Deep Learning or Big Data solutions. It contains the SX-Aurora TSUBASA, an accelerator that balances memory bandwidth, memory capacity and compute power which enables developers to create the next generation of memory-intensive AI solutions. The fastest performance in this literal super-computer level accelerator enables data engineers and data scientists to process more data, train bigger models and make real breakthroughs to their challenging problems.
|CPU||2 x Intel(R) Xeon(R) Silver 4210 CPU @ 2.12GHz|
|Memory||DDR4-2400 96 GB|
|OS Drive||NVMe SSD 970GB (Samsung)|
|Data Drive||4TB SATA HDD (Ultrastar DC HC310)|
|VE Card||2 x 48GB Vector Engine 2.0 Type 20B-P|
The SX-Aurora TSUBASA (a.k.a. Vector Engine) is NEC's latest iteration of their super computer processor. It has a higher memory capacity than most GPUs and a bandwidth of up to 1.53 TB/s. This reduces the memory bottleneck when creating large models. Each core of the Vector Engine provides 614 GFLOPs of performance enabling a total system performance of up to 12.28 TFLOPs at FP32.
The NEC Vector Engine Processor was developed using 16 nm FinFET process technology for extreme high performance and low power consumption. The Vector Engine Processor had the world's first implementation of one processor with six HBM2 memory modules using Chip-on-Wafer-on-Substrate technology, leading to the world-record memory bandwidth of 1.35 TB/s at that time which the latest version expands to 1.53 TB/s
The memory and compute balance of the system means that it is a powerful solution for both memory-intensive Big Data workloads and compute-intensive Deep Learning workloads.