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NVIDIA's next-gen Blackwell AI GPU: multi-chip GPU die, 208 billion transistors, 192GB HBM3E

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 18, 2024 3:48 PM CDT

NVIDIA has just revealed its next-gen Blackwell GPU with a few new announcements: B100, B200, and GH200 Superchip, and they're all mega-exciting.

NVIDIA's next-gen Blackwell AI GPU: multi-chip GPU die, 208 billion transistors, 192GB HBM3E

The new NVIDIA B200 AI GPU features a whopping 208 billion transistors made on TSMC's new N4P process node. It also has 192GB of ultra-fast HBM3E memory with 8TB/sec of memory bandwidth. NVIDIA is not using a single GPU die here, but a multi-GPU die with a small line between the dies differentiating the two dies, a first for NVIDIA.

The two chips think they're a single chip, with 10TB/sec of bandwidth between the GPU dies, which have no idea they're separate. The two B100 GPU dies think they're a single chip, with no memory locality issues and no cache issues... it just thinks it's a single GPU and does its (AI) thing at blistering speeds, which is thanks to NV-HBI (NVIDIA High Bandwidth Interface).

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ZOTAC's new HPC server can take 2 x Intel Xeon CPUs, 10 x GPUs and 12,000W of power

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 17, 2024 11:59 PM CDT

ZOTAC has just announced its expanded GPU Server Series systems. The first of the series is the Enterprise lineup, which offers companies affordable, high-performance computing solutions for countless applications, including AI.

ZOTAC's new HPC server can take 2 x Intel Xeon CPUs, 10 x GPUs and 12,000W of power

These new ZOTAC systems are aimed at core-to-core inferencing, data visualization, model training, HPC modeling, simulation, and AI workloads. ZOTAC's new family of GPU servers comes in varying form factors and configurations, with the Tower Workstation and Rack Mount Servers both offered in either AMD EPYC or Intel Xeon CPU form.

There's support for a huge 10 x GPUs, with a modular design that makes it easier to get in and configure the system, with a high space-to-performance ratio, industry-standard features like redundant power supplies and various cooling options, ZOTAC has your back with its new GPU Server Series.

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NVIDIA's new B100 AI GPU rumor: 2 x dies, 192GB of HBM3E memory, while B200 has 288GB HBM3E

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 17, 2024 4:55 PM CDT

NVIDIA will unveil its next-generation Blackwell GPU architecture at GTC 2024... tomorrow, if you can believe it, detailing its new B100 AI GPU and giving us a tease at the beefed-up B200 AI GPU expected in 2025.

NVIDIA's new B100 AI GPU rumor: 2 x dies, 192GB of HBM3E memory, while B200 has 288GB HBM3E

In a new post on X by "XpeaGPU," we hear that NVIDIA's new B100 is truly a monster: 2 x GPU dies on the latest TSMC CoWoS-L (Chip-on-Wafer-on-Substrate-L) 2.5D packaging technology, which allows companies to design and manufacture larger chips. NVIDIA's next-gen B100 will have up to 192GB of ultra-fast HBM3E memory on 8-Hi stacks, while the beefed-up B200 AI GPU will feature a huge 288GB of HBM3E memory.

NVIDIA's current H100 AI GPU ships with 80GB or 141GB of HBM3 memory, while its competitor, the AMD Instinct MI300X, ships with 192GB of HMB3 memory. The release of the B100 AI GPU will see NVIDIA match AMD for the amount of HBM memory, but NVIDIA's new B100 will have the new ultra-fast HBM3E memory and will be the first GPU with HBM3E to market.

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Engineers release terrifying and impressive video of a robot talking like a human

Jak Connor | Mar 15, 2024 3:45 AM CDT

NVIDIA and Microsoft-backed humanoid robot Figure has published a new video of what it calls "Figure 01", a humanoid robot powered by OpenAI technology designed to simulate speech.

Engineers release terrifying and impressive video of a robot talking like a human

Figure, which raised $675 million in Series B funding at a $2.6 billion valuation received funding from companies such as Microsoft, OpenAI's Startup fund, NVIDIA, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and much more. The goal of the company is to develop "next-generation AI models for humanoid robots" and judging by the latest video posted by the company they are well along the way of achieving that.

The new video shows an engineer chatting with Figure 01, with the engineer asking the humanoid robot, "Can I have something to eat?" to which the robot responded, "Sure thing," and then proceeded to hand over a red apple. Figure 01 was then asked why it "did what it just did" while it was picking up trash from a table. The robot explained that it gave the engineer the red apple as it was the "only edible item I could provide you with from the table."

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AMD CEO Lisa Su says AI is the 'most important technology' to arrive in the last 50 years

Kosta Andreadis | Mar 15, 2024 1:02 AM CDT

Dr. Lisa Su, AMD's CEO, delivered the keynote at SXSW the other day with her speech focused on the future of AI. "AI is the most important technology to come on the scene in the last 50 years," Lisa Su said. Adding, "Companies that learn how to leverage AI are going to win over companies that are not."

AMD CEO Lisa Su says AI is the 'most important technology' to arrive in the last 50 years

With that, AMD is all in on AI, leveraging AI to help design better chips and software. Lisa Su added that AI is a productivity tool within AMD's walls. With 2024 ushering in the era of the AI PC, there are already plenty of options out there (both mobile and desktop) powered by AMD Ryzen CPUs with inbuilt NPU hardware and Radeon RX GPUs with dedicated AI hardware.

Like other big players, Lisa Su and AMD advocate for an open-source ecosystem for AI because "no one company has all the answers" when it comes to building the AI future; "it takes a village."

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Sony rolls out PS5 update that gives your controller better sound and AI

Jak Connor | Mar 15, 2024 12:02 AM CDT

Sony has announced that PS5 system software version 24.02-09.00.00 contains controller improvements.

Sony rolls out PS5 update that gives your controller better sound and AI

PlayStation 5 owners received a notification on Wednesday to download the latest version of their console, which makes the DualSense and DualSense Edge controller speakers louder when used to produce in-game sounds and voice chat. Additionally, Sony writes on its website that details the update version 24.02-09.00.00 will also enhance the microphone through a "new AI machine-learning mode" that reduces the sound of background noise caused by button presses, thus improving the voice chat experience.

The update has also added some more customizability to the PS5 power indicator, which can be found in Settings > System > Beep and Light > Brightness. From there, users can select between dim, medium, and bright, which is the default setting. Other new features within the update are pointers and emoji reactions to the Share Screen feature, which viewers of your shared screen can send to the host. Notably, emojis and pointers can be switched off by the host within the Share Screen settings.

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SK hynix was the initial exclusive supplier of HBM3 to NVIDIA, Samsung and Micron catching up

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 14, 2024 6:30 PM CDT

NVIDIA and AMD's best AI GPUs use HBM3 memory, but with the introduction of the H200 AI GPU, NVIDIA will be the first to market with an HBM3E-based AI GPU.

SK hynix was the initial exclusive supplier of HBM3 to NVIDIA, Samsung and Micron catching up

HBM3E will be found inside of NVIDIA's upcoming H200 and next-gen B100 AI GPUs, with TrendForce noting that the supply bottleneck through advanced CoWoS packaging technology and the long production cycle of HBM extend the timeline from wafer initiation to the final production past 6 months.

NVIDIA's current H100 AI GPU uses HBM3 memory primarily supplied by SK hynix, which has caused stock worldwide issues due to the crazy-high demand for AI GPUs. Samsung's entry into NVIDIA's supply chain with its new HBM3 memory in late 2023, were "initially minor, signifies its breakthrough in this segment," reports TrendForce.

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US government warns AI may be an 'extinction-level threat' to humans

Jak Connor | Mar 14, 2024 12:16 AM CDT

A new report commissioned by the US State Department warns the exponential development of artificial intelligence may pose a significant risk to national security and even humanity.

US government warns AI may be an 'extinction-level threat' to humans

The new report titled "An Action Plan to Increase the Safety and Security of Advanced AI" recommends the US government move "quickly and decisively" with implementing measures that hinder the rise of artificial intelligence-powered systems being developed, even to the point of potentially limiting compute power used to train such models. The report goes on to say that if these hindering measures aren't implemented, there is a chance of AI or Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) being an "extinction-level threat to the human species."

The US State Department report involved more than 200 experts in the field, which included officials from companies that are big players in the AI game, such as OpenAI, Meta, Google, Google DeepMind, and government workers. The report goes on to recommend the US government implement limitations on how much compute power any given party developing AI is able to have at one time while also requiring AI companies to request permission from the US government to train any new AI model.

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OpenAI reveals its new text-to-video generator Sora will release 'later this year'

Jak Connor | Mar 14, 2024 12:01 AM CDT

It was only last month that OpenAI revealed its upcoming text-to-video generator platform named Sora, and the general reaction to the new AI-powered tool was impressive yet concerning.

OpenAI reveals its new text-to-video generator Sora will release 'later this year'

The upcoming AI-powered tool works exactly the same way as OpenAI's extremely popular ChatGPT, but instead of the chatbot responding to user prompts with text its capable of producing high-quality video, even to the point of photorealism. OpenAI took to its YouTube channel to share the above video showcasing Sora's capabilities and at first glance it appears some of the examples shown are shot with a real-life camera.

However, upon closer inspection of the examples tell-tale signs of AI-generated content begin to stand out, such as physics-based movements like people walking, hand movements, and more. OpenAI is currently "red-teaming" Sora to iron out these issues before its released to the public, which means people are pushing the AI model to its brink to bring these vulnerabilities to light so they can be fixed.

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NVIDIA projected to make $130 billion from AI GPUs in 2026, which is 5x higher than 2023

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 13, 2024 11:33 PM CDT

NVIDIA has had an absolute record-breaking last 12 months or so, but that momentum isn't slowing down... it's only ramping up... to a huge predicted $130 billion in revenue once we get to 2026.

NVIDIA projected to make $130 billion from AI GPUs in 2026, which is 5x higher than 2023

In a new report from Bloomberg, they predict NVIDIA revenue will swell to a huge $130 billion in 2026, a gargantuan $100 billion increase from 2021. The crazy numbers are fueled by the insatiable AI GPU demand, which NVIDIA is absolutely dominating in... and that's just with current-gen H100 AI GPU offerings, let alone its soon-to-be-released H200 AI GPU, and its next-gen Blackwell B100 AI GPU both right around the corner.

We already heard last year that NVIDIA was expected to generate $300 billion in AI-powered sales by 2027, so the leap from $130 billion to $300 billion in a single year -- 2026 to 2027 -- is absolutely mammoth. We've got market researchers like Omdia, predicting NVIDIA to make $87 billion this year from its data center GPUs, and with next-gen AI GPUs right around the corner... well, NVIDIA is really just getting started.

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