Loading Data Fast with DALI and the New Hardware JPEG Decoder in NVIDIA A100 GPUs

Originally published at: https://developer.nvidia.com/blog/loading-data-fast-with-dali-and-new-jpeg-decoder-in-a100/

Today, smartphones, the most popular device for taking pictures, can capture images as large as 4K UHD (3840×2160 image), more than 25 MB of raw data. Even considering the embarrassingly low HD resolution (1280×720), a raw image requires more than 2.5 MB of storage. Storing as few as 100 UHD images would require almost 3…