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Nvidia

The World's Most Innovative Companies 2018

In 2017, Nvidia bested its own Pascal-based GPU architectures when it introduced a new graphics system called Volta, which is equipped to power faster, more efficient AI in all the industries Nvidia dips into, from data centers to gaming and virtual reality. Its first Volta-powered product is the Tesla V100 accelerator, which it calls the “world’s most advanced data center GPU ever built to accelerate AI, HPC, and graphics.” It manages to combine the performance of 100 CPUs in a single GPU, allowing for further tech advancements that benefit both data scientists and PC gamers.

These innovations build on Nvidia’s work in 2016, when it introduced the world’s most powerful computer for in-vehicle AI: Nvidia Drive PX 2. With the processing power of 250 MacBook Pros, Drive PX 2 uses deep learning on Nvidia’s latest graphics-processing units for 360-degree situational awareness, to help a vehicle recognize its environment and plan a safe route. More than 80 automakers, universities, and auto suppliers are using Drive PX 2 to develop autonomous vehicles. Drive PX 2 will also power every vehicle in the Roborace Championship, the world’s first robotic motorsport competition.

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valuation: $57.8 billion
public or private: Public
staff: 10,000
headquarters: Santa Clara, California
Competition: Intel
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