Nvidia GTC 2021
Nvidia GTC (November 8-11 2021)
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GTC 2021 Keynote with NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang
NVIDIA CEO Jensen announced NVIDIA’s first data center CPU, Grace, named after Grace Hopper, a U.S. Navy rear admiral and computer programming pioneer. Grace is a highly specialized processor targeting largest data intensive HPC and AI applications as the training of next-generation natural-language processing models that have more than one trillion parameters.
Further accelerating the infrastructure upon which hyperscale data centers, workstations, and supercomputers are built, Huang announced the NVIDIA BlueField-3 DPU.
The next-generation data processing unit will deliver the most powerful software-defined networking, storage and cybersecurity acceleration capabilities.
Where BlueField-2 offloaded the equivalent of 30 CPU cores, it would take 300 CPU cores to secure, offload, and accelerate network traffic at 400 Gbps as BlueField-3— a 10x leap in performance, Huang explained.