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Watch Nvidia's GTC 2018 keynote livestream here at 12pm ET / 9am PT

By midian182 · 6 replies
Mar 27, 2018
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  1. GPU Technology Conference

    GTC is the largest and most important event of the year for GPU developers. GTC and the global GTC event series offer valuable training and a showcase of the most vital work in the computing industry today - including artificial intelligence and deep learning, virtual reality, and self-driving cars.

    Nvidia’s annual Graphics Technology Conference, aka GTC, opened its doors yesterday, but today sees company founder Jensen Huang deliver his opening keynote to start the event officially. You can watch the full thing, which takes place at 12pm Eastern / 9am Pacific Time / 4pm GMT (embed above).

    The big question on everybody’s lips is whether the keynote will reveal anything about the company’s next generation of graphics cards. Rumors originally claimed that it would unveil GPUs including the GTX 2070 and 2080, which could be called the GTX 11 series, at GTC, but later reports said the successor to the Pascal lineup would more likely be shown at a later event, such as E3 in July or Gamescom in August.

    Even if we don’t see any new GeForce gaming cards, Nvidia may reveal new GPUs for enterprise, data centers, and possibly even cryptomining, thereby clearing up the confusion over the Ampere/Volta/Turing architecture roadmap.

    With GPU prices still obscenely high, expect the issue of cryptocurrency mining to be addressed. It’ll be interesting to find out if Nvidia really is creating a GPU specifically for mining purposes, or whether it has another plan to tackle the problem.

    The main focus of the keynote is expected to be artificial intelligence and deep learning. “See the latest breakthroughs in self-driving cars, smart cities, healthcare, big data, high performance computing, virtual reality and more,” writes the firm.

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  2. ShagnWagn

    ShagnWagn TS Guru Posts: 662   +490

    "With GPU prices still obscenely high, expect the issue of cryptocurrency mining to be addressed. It’ll be interesting to find out if Nvidia really is creating a GPU specifically for mining purposes, or whether it has another plan to tackle the problem."

    Yes, otherwise it's a complete waste of effort given that "video game cards" can only be afforded by miners. Might as well call them "video mining cards".

    "The main focus of the keynote is expected to be artificial intelligence and deep learning. “See the latest breakthroughs in self-driving cars......” writes the firm."

    Hopefully they announce "we know how dangerous self-wrecking cars are and always will be, and are bowing out of the business".
     
  3. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 2,138   +1,556

    DGX Computer with 4 Volta cards used to do the real time rendering.
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2018
  4. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 2,138   +1,556

    "The more GPUs you buy the more money you save!"*

    *Only comparable to a render farm
     
  5. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 3,721   +2,080

    Humanity should just stop everything risky right now because everything has problems. ;)
     
  6. RaXoR

    RaXoR TS Addict Posts: 137   +95

    This is one GPU!
     
  7. "With GPU prices still obscenely high, expect the issue of cryptocurrency mining to be addressed. It’ll be interesting to find out if Nvidia really is creating a GPU specifically for mining purposes, or whether it has another plan to tackle the problem."

    Several days into the keynote:

    "Titan V... is still sold out. We're working on it. And now, more about AI and deep learning."
     

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