Among the many events delayed or canceled due to the current coronavirus pandemic is NVIDIA’s annual GPU Technology Conference. After a false start, the spring event was rescheduled as an all-digital affair, centered around CEO Jensen Huang’s annual keynote. And with that keynote set to be broadcast on Thursday morning, the company has posted a short video teasing some of the new hardware we’re presumably going to see in the keynote.

In the video, titled “What’s Jensen been cooking”, Huang pulls out a rather heavy-looking 8 GPU baseboard from his oven, placing it on his kitchen counter. Calling it “the world’s largest graphics card”, the board has apparently “been cookin’ for a while.”

With no other context provided in the 27 second video, the board looks a great deal like an updated version of the baseboards used in NVIDIA’s DGX and HGX compute servers. And with NVIDIA’s next-generation compute architecture and GPU widely expected to be unveiled at the event, we are almost certainly looking at a server board full of NVIDIA’s next-gen accelerators.

No doubt we’ll be seeing and hearing a lot more about this board and the GPUs on it come Thursday, where NVIDIA's keynote starts bright and early at 6am PT.

Source: NVIDIA

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  • nathanddrews - Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - link

    Could use more RTX bounces. Reply
  • Quantumz0d - Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - link

    Lol good one. I think it's already running RTX as we can see lot of reflections and global illumination. Reply
  • Deicidium369 - Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - link

    People who do actual things in Life tend to have nice homes. Especially those who have a net worth of close to $10B Reply
  • willis936 - Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - link

    Is this what rich people tell themselves so they can sleep at night while unfairly profiting off of a shareholder value based dystopia? Reply
  • faiakes - Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - link

    +100 Reply
  • mode_13h - Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - link

    Oh, pwned. Reply
  • webdoctors - Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - link

    More than half the population of the Western world profits off shareholder value by holding stocks, or receiving pensions (such as the Canadian Pension Plan being a large holder of shares), so if you're Canadian you're also profiting. Reply
  • mode_13h - Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - link

    What's your point?

    The simple fact that lots of people own *some* stocks doesn't speak to whether single-mindedly maximizing shareholder value (at the expense of almost everything else) is really good for humanity or the planet. Whether a system is good or bad isn't defined by how many people are participating in it.

    Also, degree matters. Someone with a few stocks in their pension fund doesn't have the same level of influence over their investments, and therefore responsibility for the resulting impact, as those with far larger holdings more at their own discretion. Citing pensioners is a favored diversionary trick of market apologists.
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  • mode_13h - Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - link

    The funny thing is that I'm not even anti-capitalist.

    If you want to save the system, you ought to be invested in diagnosing its problems and fixing them. Otherwise, we're likely to end up with something even worse... but not until considerable damage and misery completely destroys faith in the current one.
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  • a5cent - Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - link

    Well said. I'm also decidedly pro-capitalist, but many people's refusal to admit that the current economic system isn't a free market, but one rigged to benefit primarily a select few, will eventually send us towards a much worse system. Reply

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