Jen-Hsun Huang has a busy dance card right now, with several interesting tidbits hitting the news recently, including his statement in this DigiTimes post that GPU development is outstripping Moore's law. The GPU Technology Conference kicked off yesterday in Taiwan 2018, with NVIDIA showing off their brand new HGX-2 GPU which contains both AIs and HPCs with Deep Learnings a sure bet as well. Buzzwords aside, the new accelerator is made up of 16 Tesla V100 GPUs, a mere half terabyte of memory and NVIDIA's NVSwitch. Specialized products from Lenovo and Supermicro, to name a few, as well as cloud providers will also be picking up this newest peice of kit from NVIDIA.
For those less interested in HPC, there is an interesting tidbit of information about an event at Hot Chips, on August 20th Stuart Oberman will be talking about NVIDIA’s Next Generation Mainstream GPU with other sessions dealing with their IoT and fabric connections.
"But demand for that power is "growing, not slowing," thanks to AI, Huang said. "Before this time, software was written by humans and software engineers can only write so much software, but machines don't get tired," he said, adding that every single company in the world that develops software will need an AI supercomputer."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Asus' new motherboard can hold 20 GPUs for crypto-mining @ The Inquirer
- Internet engineers tear into United Nations' plan to move us all to IPv6 @ The Register
- Microsoft improves Xbox support staffing by not having any @ The Inquirer