Pictured: NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang
NVIDIA has announced two new GPUs as part of its Ampere architecture. The NVIDIA RTX A6000 and A40 feature new RT Cores, Tensor Cores and CUDA cores that accelerate graphics, rendering, compute and AI significantly faster than previous GPU generations. The vendor said the new chips are aimed at those working remotely on high-resolution content while using multiple workloads and requiring massive compute resources.
The new GPUs, it said, provide the kind of speed and performance that will ‘enable engineers to develop innovative products, designers to create state-of-the-art buildings, and scientists to discover breakthroughs from anywhere in the world’. They will accelerate rendering, AI, VR/AR and compute workloads for millions of artists, designers and engineers.
In a raft of announcements made at its GPU Technology Conference (GTC), a digital event for developers, researchers, engineers and innovators, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang also unveiled NVIDIA Maxine. Maxine is a platform which provides developers with a cloud-based suite of GPU-accelerated AI video conferencing software to enhance streaming video. He also launched an AI model that predicts oxygen needs in COVID patients.
Speaking of the future of AI in the enterprise, Huang said: “The next wave of AI will automate the company. Enterprises will use AI to bring automation to the products and services their companies have built. Enterprise AI is also about helping companies build modern, secure and accelerated data centres.”