Nvidia has learned to make superprocessors? Nvidia Grace Hopper GH200 with 72 Arm cores sometimes outperforms two 96-core AMD Epycs

by alex

But on average equal to one Xeon Platinum 8592+

The first tests of the Nvidia Grace Hopper GH200 processor, aimed at data centers, supercomputers and artificial intelligence systems, have appeared on the Internet. It turned out that Nvidia was quite successful in creating a product that can compete with solutions from AMD and Intel. 

The Phoronix resource compared the basic version of the GH200 with one CPU chip containing 72 cores, while there is also a Grace Hopper Superchip with two such CPUs. 

Recall that we are talking about 72 Arm Neoverse V2 cores, and in addition the Nvidia product offers 96 GB of HBM3 memory and H200 GPU. 

Nvidia научилась делать суперпроцессоры? Nvidia Grace Hopper GH200 с 72 ядрами Arm порой обходит два 96-ядерных AMD Epyc

Nvidia научилась делать суперпроцессоры? Nvidia Grace Hopper GH200 с 72 ядрами Arm порой обходит два 96-ядерных AMD Epyc

As always in such cases, performance should be considered not as a whole, but in specific applications. But since it is more important for us to understand the whole picture, we also need to draw a general conclusion. 

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GH200, depending on the tasks, can sometimes even outperform the monstrous 96-core Epyc 9654, approaching the performance of a system with two such CPUs, and sometimes even surpassing them. This is a very impressive achievement, considering that the GH200 only has 72 cores, and those Arm. 

Nvidia научилась делать суперпроцессоры? Nvidia Grace Hopper GH200 с 72 ядрами Arm порой обходит два 96-ядерных AMD Epyc

Nvidia научилась делать суперпроцессоры? Nvidia Grace Hopper GH200 с 72 ядрами Arm порой обходит два 96-ядерных AMD Epyc

Nvidia научилась делать суперпроцессоры? Nvidia Grace Hopper GH200 с 72 ядрами Arm порой обходит два 96-ядерных AMD Epyc

At the same time, there are tasks where the new Nvidia solution is noticeably inferior to the latest server processors from AMD and Intel. 

To summarize, the review authors say that on average the GH200 is approximately equal to the 64-core Intel Xeon Platinum 8592+.  

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