Thursday, June 21st 2018

NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang Gives Away 20 "CEO Edition TITAN V" To Titans of the AI Industry

During the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang pulled a PR stunt eased by NVIDIA's currently entrenched position in the AI-acceleration market. The new TITAN V graphics card being given away under the "CEO Edition" tag feature more than double the amount of HBM memory - up to 32 GB of HBM 2 memory compared to the original Titan V's 12 GB.

This is, essentially, a Titan-branded Quadro GV100 accelerator, made all the more exotic for the limited-edition branding. It features the GV100 graphics processor - a large chip with a die area of 815 mm² and 21,100 million transistors. It features 5120 shading units, 320 texture mapping units and 128 ROPs. Also included are 640 tensor cores which help improve the speed of machine learning applications.
Sources: NVIDIA, via Videocardz
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40 Comments on NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang Gives Away 20 "CEO Edition TITAN V" To Titans of the AI Industry

#27
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This. So many people fail to grasp there are two kinds of ways to represent equality. So you are both right.



I'm sure that was his goal in giving away free stuff...

Publicity stunt it may be, but it certainly can't be construed as greedy no matter how far you twist it.
Sadly there's some people who, no matter what nvidia does, they'll always label it greedy and its ceo, an egocentric p o s...
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Sadly there's some people who, no matter what nvidia does, they'll always label it greedy and it's ceo, an egocentric p o s...
I'm not taking sides. It might even BE egocentric. But it's also the industry norm, really. Nothing new. And at least it certainly didn't make them a direct profit or something. Can't we just have a fluff piece without alterior motives, once in a while?
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#29
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I'm not taking sides. It might even BE egocentric. But it's also the industry norm, really. Nothing new. And at least it certainly didn't make them a direct profit or something. Can't we just have a fluff piece without alterior motives, once in a while?
Not taking any sides either, just never liked and could never stand this "two weights and measures" thing.
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#30
Xzibit
TheGuruStud
"CEO" edition....yeah, pretty egocentric.
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Upping his charitable contributions to balance out the 300,000 GPUs the OEM sent back.
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#31
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
FreedomEclipse
So only two women got to walk away with them out of the 20?? talk about equality. <A U T I S T I C S C R E A M>
The one in the back looks vaguely familiar but I can't place it...
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#32
gmn 17
When does it go on sale?
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#33
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
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Publicity stunt it may be, but it certainly can't be construed as greedy no matter how far you twist it.
There's absolutely nothing altruistic about this. NVIDIA hands out cards to developers all the time because developers lock consumers into the NVIDIA ecosystem. If these people are writing AI code that runs exclusively on NVIDIA hardware then everyone that uses their code has no choice but to buy NVIDIA hardware.
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#34
0x4452
Guys, no need to hate. Look at the pics, everyone is happy and certainly not forced to use the cards. AI in research is practically exclusively running on NVIDIA already, so Jensen probably just had a little fun and wanted to help out the poor grad students.
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#35
newtekie1
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Prima.Vera
So a ~100,000 bucks PR stunt??
A ~$100,000 tax deductible PR stunt.
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#37
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FordGT90Concept
There's absolutely nothing altruistic about this.
Except the "free card" part?
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#38
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
It's like a casino comping a room to high rollers (another lack of altruism). If there's no software (and these are software developers) to make use of Volta's tensor cores, a huge chunk of the silicon will sit idle. So in this conference, NVIDIA was trying to get developers to write code for the Volta hardware and in a later conference, NVIDIA was all about consumers buying more cards to accelerate tasks:

Give hardware to developers -> developers write code for hardware -> hardware sells to consumers and more developers -> developers write more code for hardware -> loop. Develop for NVIDIA; buy NVIDIA. As long as the code doesn't run on AMD (and soon Intel), NVIDIA can only profit.
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#39
Prima.Vera
Chloe Price
I'd like to have one for playing CSGO.
On 16K resolution? o.O
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#40
nickbaldwin86
gmn 17
When does it go on sale?
just keep refreshing Ebay ;)
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