Training AI for Self-Driving Vehicles: the Challenge of Scale

Originally published at: https://developer.nvidia.com/blog/training-self-driving-vehicles-challenge-scale/

Modern deep neural networks, such as those used in self-driving vehicles, require a mind boggling amount of computational power. Today a single computer, like NVIDIA DGX-1, can achieve computational performance on par with the world’s biggest supercomputers in the year 2010 (“Top 500”, 2010). Even though this technological advance is unprecedented, it is being dwarfed by the computational hunger of modern…