3D Community News | Martedì, 26 Marzo 2024
NVIDIA - Blackwell and Beyond: Unveiling the Future of AI Computing

Jensen Huang, CEO of NVIDIA, delivered a keynote address at GTC 2024 that focused on Blackwell and the future of accelerated computing and artificial intelligence (AI). 

A long, two-hour speech full of information and examples in the best simplified possible language anyone can understand. An enthusiastic and forward-looking keynote highlighting NVIDIA's role in shaping the future of computing and AI. 

Here are some of the key highlights:

Focus on Generative AI and Omniverse:

  • He emphasized the potential of generative AI, a field of AI concerned with creating new data, and its role in shaping the next generation of technology.
  • He strongly emphasized NVIDIA's Omniverse platform, a suite of tools for creating real-time simulations and digital twins, which he sees as a critical driver for innovation in various industries.
Generative AI has come into the spotlight, highlighting its potential as a transformative technology capable of birthing entirely new software. This burgeoning field of AI, exemplified by recent breakthroughs like ChatGPT and other generative models, boasts the ability to create original content (text, images, and even code), ushering in a new era of AI-powered creativity and efficiency.

Blackwell Architecture and Project Groot:

  • Unveiled the next-generation GPU architecture, Blackwell, promising significant advancements in performance and efficiency.
  • Introduced Project Groot, a collaborative effort to build an exascale AI computer, hinting at the future of large-scale AI projects.
He unveiled the groundbreaking Blackwell architecture, named after the esteemed mathematician David Harold Blackwell. This next-generation technology promises a significant leap forward in computing power, pushing the boundaries of traditional paradigms. In performance, it surpasses its predecessor, Hopper.

Accelerated Computing for All:

  • Announced partnerships with major companies to expand the adoption of accelerated computing across different industries.
  • Emphasized the importance of making accelerated computing accessible to a broader audience.
He positioned accelerated computing as the key to tackling the exploding computational needs across various industries. He argued that traditional CPUs are nearing their limits, and NVIDIA's specialized architecture offers a significant performance boost. This shift, Huang suggests, goes beyond technology; it's a new industrial revolution that necessitates modernizing global data center infrastructure to handle these advancements in fields like climate science and healthcare.

Watch the video presentation for the new Nvidia technology in GTC 2024:

NVIDIA is a software and fabless company that designs graphics processing units (GPUs), application programming interfaces (APIs) for data science and high-performance computing, and system-on-chip units (SoCs) for the mobile computing and automotive markets.

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