Yesterday, NVIDIA’s GTC 2020 keynote speech video officially launched, although the keynote speech has been delayed, but is still NVIDIA’s recent highlight, in the keynote speech, CEO Huang Renxun talked about the company’s development of major aspects, such as graphics, data centers, autopilot, medical, and even the latest acquisition of Internet connectivity business, etc. , can be said to be quite rich content.
In his keynote speech, Huang Renxun released new products in almost every piece of business, and this article provides a summary of the products released last night to see how deep lying “black technology” is for companies that are at the forefront of the tech world.
NVIDIA Mellanox ConnectX-6 Lx SmartNIC
NVIDIA recently completed its acquisition of Mellanox, an Israeli chip designer that provides Ethernet infrastructure such as data center-level network cards and switches, which are used by many cloud service providers. In the first part of the GTC 2020 keynote, Huang picks up a switch from Melanox in the oven behind him, and then he pulls out NVIDIA Mellanox Bluefield 2, a SmartNIC, or smart net card.
The first to be introduced is the NVIDIA Mellanox ConnectX-6 Lx SmartNIC, the industry’s first SmartNIC optimized for 25Gb networks. It has a dual 25Gb/s interface, pcIe 3.0/4.0 x8, hardware trust root (Hardware Root of Trust), GPUDirect RDMA acceleration, and Mellanox’s software stack.
Voice assistants have reached deep into our lives, and this AI-driven application actually requires high computing power. In his presentation, Huang announced NVIDIA’s research on such AI applications, and they launched a GPU-accelerated application framework called Jarvis that allows companies to use video and voice data to build state-of-the-art AI conversation services for their industries, products and customers.
Javis offers a complete suite of GPU-accelerated software packages and tool chains that make it easy for developers to create, deploy, and run end-to-end, real-time AI conversation applications that can understand even the unique industry terminology used by each company and its customers because of customization.
Jetson Xavier NX Developer Suite
NVIDIA’s Jetson platform is an edge AI computing platform, and its latest hardware, the Jetson Xavier NX module, has powerful AI computing power, and on the GTC 2020, NVIDIA released the developer suite for the module.
The Jetson Xavier NX module is very compact, but it provides server-level performance and has a big stage in embedded edge computing. NVIDIA’s Jetson platform supports this type of embedded AI computing module, and the developer suite is based on the NVIDIA CUDA-X accelerated computing stack and Jetpack SDK, combining reference models with carriers in a complete Linux software development environment. The unit is priced at $399.
EGX A100, EGX Jetson Xavier NX
After introducing the new A100 computing card and DGX A100 system, NVIDIA continued to introduce them to different branch series, the EGX series. The cloud-native architecture of the EGX Edge AI platform allows it to run containerized software to support a range of GPU-accelerated workloads. The platform, which is used in hospitals, stores, farms, and factories to handle massive data streams in real time, transforms standard servers into a small, cloud-native, secure AI data center.
The EGX A100 is an aggregation accelerator for large commercial servers that uses the latest GA100 core and Melanox ConnectX-6 Dx on-board network cards to receive up to 200Gb of data per second and send it directly to GPU memory for AI or 5G signal processing.
The EGX Jetson Xavier NX is a Jetson Xavier NX module that delivers up to 21TOPS computing power at 15W for microservers and edge smart IoT boxes.
Orin and the next generation of self-driving platforms
The GTC 2020 also features a new generation of NVIDIA DRIVE platforms that deliver higher processing performance with the latest Ampere architecture and the Orin chip released at last year’s GTC China Conference.
The new platforms feature a unified, scalable hardware architecture with software compatibility. One of the top platforms, consisting of two Orin chips plus two Ampere GPUs, can provide 2000TOPS power, enough to support the fully self-driving robotaxi, a level of self-driving that has reached the L5.
In addition to the above hardware and software platforms, NVIDIA has actually released a number of content, such as their partnership with BMW, which uses NVIDIA’s new Isacc robot platform. NVIDIA has also expanded its medically-related treatment framework, Clara, with the addition of a new AI model to help fight the epidemic.
Overall, gtC 2020 content is quite rich, NVIDIA is not only a GPU-only company, their diversified development is still quite successful, data center business has become a big head, and aByme supported by other businesses are also booming. But then again, of course, our players are looking forward to the new generation of game graphics based on the Ampere architecture, although not on the GTC 2020, but it is very close to us, this summer may meet the new generation of graphics cards, before that, we may be able to see from the GA100 chip on the end of some of the new game cards.