10:58PM EDT - We're back for day two of our live blog coverage of Computex

10:59PM EDT - Following AMD's big, CPU-centric showcase, NVIDIA is on deck this evening to deliver what promises to be a varied keynote touching upon several aspects of NVIDIA's business

11:00PM EDT - The untitled keynote is slated to run for an hour and features a who's who of NVIDIA VPs, including Ian Buck (VP Accelerated Computing), Michael Kagan (CTO), and Jeff Fisher (SVP GeForce)

11:00PM EDT - So expect the keynote to cover everything from datacenters to gaming

11:01PM EDT - And here we go

11:02PM EDT - Starting with a quick promo video of the NVIDIA and the growth of their GPU business from gaming to AI and much more

11:03PM EDT - First up, Ian Buck

11:03PM EDT - Starting with AI

11:04PM EDT - This requires reimagining the datacenter itself

11:04PM EDT - AI is also enabling a new market for digital twins

11:04PM EDT - A potential $150B market

11:04PM EDT - And a further $100B market for cloud game streaming

11:05PM EDT - All of which NVIDIA's partners can tap into by using NVIDIA's hardware

11:05PM EDT - These tasks consume a lot of computing power - so energy efficiency is a big deal

11:06PM EDT - Of course, NVIDIA is also happy to argue that a lot of power can be saved by moving from using CPUs for compute tasks to GPUs

11:07PM EDT - And NVIDIA has a sizable collection of other hardware, including Grace CPUs and ex-Mellanox networking hardware

11:07PM EDT - Now recapping the H100 accelerator

11:08PM EDT - NVLink 4, Multi-Instance GPU, Confidential Computing, transformer accelerator, etc

11:08PM EDT - And NVLink switches for forming larger clusters of computers

11:10PM EDT - And a shout-out to NVIDIA's Taiwanese partners for their part in building these new servers

11:10PM EDT - Current NVIDIA roadmap

11:11PM EDT - Two year rhythm on hardware. Interleaving between x86 and Arm

11:11PM EDT - Now on to Grace

11:11PM EDT - Grace is on track to ship next year

11:11PM EDT - Grace and Grace Hopper

11:12PM EDT - For CPU and CPU+GPU workloads respectively

11:12PM EDT - The Grace Superchip (dual Graces) has 144 cores. It has 1TB of LPDDR5X memory and consumes 500 Watts

11:13PM EDT - And reiterating NVIDIA's plans to put NVLink in all of their silicon, so that it can be linked up to other NVIDIA and third party hardware with a high speed cache coherent interconnect

11:14PM EDT - NVIDIA has developed a large number of reference systems over the years, and they are now producing a new generation of them based on Grace

11:15PM EDT - New CGX, OVX, and GFX refrence designs using Grace and/or Grace Hopper

11:15PM EDT - Announcing HGX Grace and HGX Grace Hopper systems

11:15PM EDT - Both are specifically designed for OEM 2U chassis

11:16PM EDT - Can leverage their existing system architectures

11:16PM EDT - Grace systems will start shipping in the first half of 2023

11:17PM EDT - Now on to talking about Bluefield-3 NPUs

11:18PM EDT - NVIDIA is betting heavily on Bluefield and DPUs becoming essential for datacenters

11:18PM EDT - It is silicon-heavy and will be able to leverage NVIDIA's GPUs for processing

11:19PM EDT - Or as NVIDIA likes to put it, this networking gear will be the backbone of AI systems

11:19PM EDT - Now on to NVIDIA's enterprise software stack

11:20PM EDT - As a reminder, NVIDIA has more software engineers than hardware engineers. So at the enterprise level, software is even more of a differentiating factor for NV than hardware is

11:20PM EDT - The next wave of AI: robotics

11:21PM EDT - "We see a clear demand for automation"

11:22PM EDT - Recapping NVIDIA's Isaac robotics platform

11:23PM EDT - And how Isaac interfaces with omniverse for simulation and robotic training

11:24PM EDT - A big part of enabling this are NVIDIA's pre-trained models available on NGC

11:25PM EDT - Which is another example of where NVIDIA is using software to build up their ecosystem

11:26PM EDT - Isaac Sim using Omniverse

11:26PM EDT - NVIDIA wants to close the sim-to-real gap

11:26PM EDT - Announcing Isaac Sim 2022.1 release

11:27PM EDT - Now rolling a demo of Isaac Sim

11:29PM EDT - Now on to NVIDIA's hardware for robotics: Jetson

11:31PM EDT - NVIDIA's Orin SoC is reportedly performing well in MLPerf benchmarks

11:31PM EDT - The Jetson AGX Orin dev kit is available now

11:32PM EDT - Production systems with Jetson Orin are available now, and many are being announced at Computex this week

11:33PM EDT - Isaac Nova Orin. A state-of-the-art architecture for autonomous mobile robots

11:34PM EDT - One more thing: Drive Hyperion

11:35PM EDT - Hyperion version 8 will start shipping in 2024

11:35PM EDT - And Hyperion 9 is in development for cars shipping starting in 2026

11:35PM EDT - Processes twice as much sensor data as Hyperion 8

11:36PM EDT - And NVIDIA has signed up additional supplier-partners for Hyperion

11:36PM EDT - And now on to gaming with Jeff Fisher

11:37PM EDT - "Taiwan is the birthplace of the PC ecosystem"

11:37PM EDT - Recapping NVIDIA's current stack of hardware, including GeForce RTX series video cards, Max-Q laptops, and G-Sync monitors

11:38PM EDT - PC game hardware is expected to be a $67B market this year, with double digit growth over coming years

11:38PM EDT - Jeff is thanking NVIDIA's partners for their products

11:39PM EDT - "[Ampere] is the world's fastest GPU"

11:39PM EDT - Recapping Ampere family features such as RT cores, DLSS, and NVENC video encoder

11:40PM EDT - Now rolling a video on NVIDIA's driver development process

11:41PM EDT - This appears to be the same (or similar) Game Ready development video they released a couple of weeks back

11:41PM EDT - "Our mission with drivers is to be invisible"

11:42PM EDT - There are now over 250 RTX games and applications

11:42PM EDT - Hitman 3 is getting an update with ray tracing and DLSS

11:43PM EDT - Also announcing that F1 22, which is launching in July, will also have RT and DLSS

11:44PM EDT - Now on to NVIDIA Reflex

11:44PM EDT - "Low system latency helps all gamers"

11:44PM EDT - NVIDIA recently conducted a study on how system latency impacts aim accuracy

11:44PM EDT - Kovaak's system latency challenge

11:45PM EDT - Running another promo video, this time on Reflex

11:45PM EDT - Talking about reducing system latency with Reflex

11:46PM EDT - Reflex is even a plugin in Unreal Engine these days

11:46PM EDT - Currently up to 38 games and 22 monitors

11:47PM EDT - Introducing a new Reflex-capable display

11:47PM EDT - A new 500Hz 1080p 24-inch Asus monitor

11:47PM EDT - TN panel

11:47PM EDT - Includes the Reflex Analyzer

11:48PM EDT - Now on to GeForce laptops with Max-Q

11:48PM EDT - Recapping the Max-Q feature set

11:49PM EDT - New gaming laptops at Computex from MSI, Asus, Gigabyte, and others

11:49PM EDT - Now on to NVIDIA Studio

11:49PM EDT - NVIDIA's creation-focused platform

11:50PM EDT - Now over 200 Studio accelerated applications

11:51PM EDT - And how Omniverse will also help game developers and content creators

11:51PM EDT - Seen a 10x increase in Omniverse downloads

11:51PM EDT - Omniverse is being updated with new features as well, such as Omniverse Cloud and Audio2Face

11:53PM EDT - Now recapping the gaming segment of this keynote and the state of NVIDIA's gaming ecosystem

11:53PM EDT - And Jeff thanks NVIDIA's partners one last time

11:54PM EDT - And by signing off with Toy Jensen, that's a wrap. Thanks for joining us.

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  • Gothmoth - Friday, May 27, 2022 - link

    automation..yeh great.... no questions asked. make all humans obsolete.
    where will all the kindergarten dropouts work when there is no manual labor anymore? ;)

    honestly when will humans begin to be concerend about technology replacing humans?
    at one point even coder will not be safe anymore. AI will write better code than any human.
  • Gothmoth - Friday, May 27, 2022 - link

    cashiers, taxi driver, truck driver, translators.... even teacher. the next 2 decades will probably see the majority of these jobs eliminated. and that´s just a few jobs they want to be automated.
  • back2future - Saturday, May 28, 2022 - link

    maybe, if customers want that, but i don't see that much (real) intelligent AI telling humans what to do with creative potential and human resources? (maybe it's just AI or deep learning or machine learning or automated methods being to weak (now) for 'solving' or balancing philosophical questions (with higher quality than statistical numbering a difficulty or problem) or development work flow related tasks or social interaction improving society's cultural levels). It's getting a question about 'who humans are' (maybe math or science teaching, but less with history or art&music), beside technical advancements and problems solvable with being translated to numerical abstraction?
  • back2future - Saturday, May 28, 2022 - link

    something of that matters https://xkcd.com/1205/ ?

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