NVIDIA's next-gen Hopper GPU architecture is facing a hiccup, with a new legal battle over the "Hopper" trademark with Dish Network LLC.
Dish Network is a US-based satellite and DVR services company and is now claiming that NVIDIA Hopper could be infringing on their Hopper, Hopper Go/Duo/Plus, and other trademarks. NVIDIA's new Hopper GPU architecture was recently teased in flagship GH100 form, a true monster 1000mm2 GPU, and is running into issues before its introduction.
NVIDIA named its new GPU after Grace Hopper, a computer scientist who developed the COBOL programming language. The new Hopper GPU architecture was first rumored as a purely MCM-based design (multi-chip module) but fresh rumors have the GH100 GPU as a monolithic GPU, while GH102 will reportedly be the MCM-based GPU.
But right now, the Hopper trademark case is suspended -- for the fifth time actually -- since NVIDIA and Dish Networks went into battle. The companies are still negotiating, with the suspension lifting on February 22, 2022 -- just a few weeks from now.
NVIDIA is reportedly gearing up for the Hopper GPU architecture announcement at GTC 2022 (NVIDIA's in-house GPU Technology Conference) in March 2022.
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