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posted by janrinok on Wednesday September 21 2022, @02:06PM   Printer-friendly

Nvidia's powerful H100 GPU will ship in October:

At today's GTC conference keynote, Nvidia announced that its H100 Tensor Core GPU is in full production and that tech partners such as Dell, Lenovo, Cisco, Atos, Fujitsu, GIGABYTE, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, and Supermicro will begin shipping products built around the H100 next month.

The H100, part of the "Hopper" architecture, is the most powerful AI-focused GPU Nvidia has ever made, surpassing its previous high-end chip, the A100. The H100 includes 80 billion transistors and a special "Transformer Engine" to accelerate machine learning tasks. It also supports Nvidia NVLink, which links GPUs together to multiply performance.

[...] Nvidia expects the H100 chip to be used in a variety of industrial, health care, supercomputer, and cloud applications ranging from large language models, drug discovery, recommender systems, conversational AI, and more. Going by the track record of the earlier A100 "Ampere" architecture GPU, analysts believe the H100 chip will likely have a big impact in the AI space. It will also very likely play a role in the next generation of image synthesis models.

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  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by canopic jug on Wednesday September 21 2022, @04:46PM

    by canopic jug (3949) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday September 21 2022, @04:46PM (#1272805) Journal

    Nvidia have been poor quality graphics with their worst-of-the-worst crap drivers. The AC above alludes to Linus Torvalds calling out Nvidia in 2012 for its exceedingly bad quality []. It was in the same Q & A session where Linus later commented that choosing the GPL for the kernel license was the smartest move he ever made. His giving the finger to Nvidia got all the press, but it was his strong support which appears to have actually gotten him in trouble politically with the powers that be.

    I doubt that Nvidia has turned over a new leaf because the fine article makes no mention of where it has posted the source code for the drivers nor even mentions drivers. Without that, the cards really aren't worth anything but trouble and I wouldn't take one even if it were free of charge unless there was no other option.

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