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GTC: A Summary of Today’s Announcements from Nvidia

Here is a summary of today’s news and announcement released by Nvidia at its GPU Technology Conference (GTC), this year held virtually:

Data Center and Networking

New Family of BlueField DPUs for Center Networking, Storage and Security Performance – The company announced a new kind of processor — the DPU, or data processing unit — featuring DOCA, a data-center-infrastructure-on-a-chip architecture that for networking, storage and security performance.

DGX SuperPODs Available in 20-Node Building Blocks – The DGX SuperPODs — a turnkey AI infrastructure — are now available from a global network of partners. Available in cluster sizes ranging from 20 to 140 NVIDIA DGX A100 systems, DGX SuperPODs are shipping and expected to be installed in Korea, the UK, Sweden and India by year end.

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Enterprise and Edge Computing

Growing Adoption of Nvidia EGX AI Platform – Discussion of companies using Nvidia EGX servers for accelerated enterprise and edge data centers. Nvidia also announced a PCIe card that combines NVIDIA Ampere GPU and BlueField-2 DPU capabilities.

Jetson Nano 2GB AI Starter Kit – Nvidia introduced a $59 Jetson Nano 2GB developer kit supported by free online tutorials and AI certification courses that will bring AI and robotics to a new generation of students, educators and hobbyists.

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Graphics

New Cloud-AI Video Streaming Platform – The company launched the Nvidia Maxine platform, which will enhance video streaming — the internet’s No. 1 source of traffic — through a cloud-based suite of GPU-accelerated AI video conferencing software.

Omniverse Enters Open Beta This Fall – The Nvidia Omniverse platform — for designers and creators to collaborate remotely in a photorealistic virtual environment — will be available for download this fall.

Nvidia Ampere GPUs for Professional Designers – Launch of Nvidia RTX A6000 and NVIDIA A40 GPUs to accelerate rendering, AI, VR/AR and compute workloads for artists, designers and engineers.

Healthcare

Nvidia Building UK’s Most Powerful Supercomputer for Healthcare Research – UK healthcare researchers will use NVIDIA’s new “Cambridge-1” AI supercomputer to solve pressing medical challenges, including COVID-19. Researchers at GSK,AstraZeneca, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, King’s College London, and Oxford Nanopore will have access to the system.

Nvidia and GSK Partner on AI Lab for Drug, Vaccine Discovery – A partnership with global healthcare company GSK to deploy computing platforms for imaging, genomics and AI.

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