Annual event focuses on Turing systems, software
By Rick Merritt, EETimes
March 19, 2019
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Nvidia’s annual graphics event attracted some 8,000 attendees here, but one expected guest couldn’t make it — a 7nm GPU.
A nearly three-hour keynote featured new systems and software for the company’s latest processors, announced last August. Ironically, the most interesting news nuggets were Nvidia’s cheapest board to date and a research project on optical interconnects.
“The length of the event was inversely proportional to the content,” quipped one analyst.
The unspoken message for a pack of rivals aiming to build deep-learning accelerators was clear. Nvidia doesn’t need to pre-announce a new and faster chip because it owns that software stack and channel today.
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