Yesterday, Monday March 18th 2019, was the first full day of NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference (GTC) at the San Jose Convention Center. The Day 1 Keynote with Jensen Huang is already posted online, and you can find all 2 hours and 40 minutes of major announcements for your viewing pleasure here.
For the last couple years, I have been honored by NVIDIA to be recognized as a vGPU Community Advisor (NGCA), along with 23 other members from around the world.
Of the 24 of us, four of us were hanging out in person for the Day 1 Keynote, as I was joined by Thomas Poppelgaard (@_Poppelgaard), Tony Foster (@wonder_nerd), Sean Massey (@seanpmassey) and our favorite NGCA leader Jared Cowart (@IT_JaredCowart). I believe Jared’s official title at NVIDIA is “Community Cat Wrangler” but I’m not sure.
Unfortunately the NGCA member attendance at GTC this year would have been more significant, but many members were already traveling to Redmond for Microsoft MVP Summit and couldn’t attend both.
Before, during, and after the keynote, there was a massive amount of announcements, news and press releases, 29 in total! I’m sure this isn’t the end of announcements this week, so I’ll be sure to keep the information updated as needed. To make it easier to navigate these announcements and find the relevant info you may be interested in, I have organized these into major categories.
General Announcements (All Categories)
Live: NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang’s GTC 2019 Keynote https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2019/03/15/how-to-watch-nvidia-ceo-jensen-huangs-keynote-monday-at-gtc/
GTC 2019: Huang Kicks Off GTC, Focuses on NVIDIA Datacenter Momentum, Blue Chip Partners https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2019/03/18/gtc-2019-datacenter-jensen-huang-keynote/ | Includes info for Developers, AI, Turing, RTX, Omniverse, Robotics and Autonomous Vehicles
NVIDIA, Microsoft, Epic Games, Unity and Leading Developers Kick-Start Next-Gen Gaming at GDC 2019 https://nvidianews.nvidia.com/news/nvidia-microsoft-epic-games-unity-and-leading-developers-kick-start-next-gen-gaming-at-gdc-2019
Data Center, Infrastructure and Cloud
NVIDIA Teams with Amazon Web Services to Bring AI to Millions of Connected Devices https://nvidianews.nvidia.com/news/nvidia-teams-with-amazon-web-services-to-bring-ai-to-millions-of-connected-devices
Accelerating Startups: How NVIDIA and Amazon Web Services Are Helping AI Startups Grow Faster https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2019/03/18/nvidia-inception-aws-activate-startups/
NVIDIA and Microsoft Create Edge-to-Cloud Real-Time Streaming Video Analytics Solution https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2019/03/18/deepstream-microsoft-azure-iot-edge/
NVIDIA T4 GPUs Coming to Amazon Web Services https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2019/03/18/t4-gpus-amazon-web-services/
Global Computer Companies Announce NVIDIA-Powered Enterprise Servers Optimized for Data Science https://nvidianews.nvidia.com/news/global-computer-companies-announce-nvidia-powered-enterprise-servers-optimized-for-data-science
NVIDIA Introduces New Breed of High-Performance Workstations for Millions of Data Scientists https://nvidianews.nvidia.com/news/nvidia-introduces-new-breed-of-high-performance-workstations-for-millions-of-data-scientists
Quadro Virtual Workstation Streams from NVIDIA RTX Server https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2019/03/18/rtx-server-design-workflows-virtual-workstations/
NVIDIA RTX Server Lineup Expands to Meet Growing Demand for Data Center and Cloud Graphics Applications https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2019/03/18/rtx-server-lineup-expands/
GeForce NOW: The Cloud Gaming Service for PC Gamers https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2019/03/18/geforce-now-cloud-gaming-service/
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning / Deep Learning
Seeking More ROI for AI? Data Center Leaders Deliver with NVIDIA DGX POD https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2019/03/18/roi-ai-data-center-leaders-dgx-pod/ | Includes info for DGX POD and SATURNV
NVIDIA Announces Jetson Nano: $99 Tiny, Yet Mighty NVIDIA CUDA-X AI Computer That Runs All AI Models https://nvidianews.nvidia.com/news/nvidia-announces-jetson-nano-99-tiny-yet-mighty-nvidia-cuda-x-ai-computer-that-runs-all-ai-models
Clara AI Lets Every Radiologist Teach Their Own AI https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2019/03/18/clara-ai-gtc/
Slide into the Latest Deep Learning Research in the NVIDIA AI Playground https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2019/03/18/nvidia-ai-playground/
NVIDIA Expands NGC Software Hub with Tools for Data Scientists to Build Optimized Solutions Faster https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2019/03/18/ngc-software-hub-expands/
NVIDIA CUDA-X AI Acceleration Libraries Speed Up Machine Learning in the Cloud by 20x; Available Now on Microsoft Azure https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2019/03/18/cuda-x-ai-microsoft-azure/
NVIDIA Announces CUDA-X AI SDK for GPU-Accelerated Data Science https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2019/03/18/cuda-x-ai-data-science/
NVIDIA and Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development Partner to Create Safer Autonomous Transportation https://nvidianews.nvidia.com/news/nvidia-and-toyota-research-institute-advanced-development-partner-to-create-safer-autonomous-transportation
The Test Fleet of the Future Is Virtual: DRIVE Constellation Now Available https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2019/03/18/drive-constellation-now-available/
NVIDIA DRIVE Constellation Now Available — Virtual Proving Ground for Validating Autonomous Vehicles https://nvidianews.nvidia.com/news/nvidia-drive-constellation-now-available-virtual-proving-ground-for-validating-autonomous-vehicles
NVIDIA Introduces DRIVE AV Safety Force Field: Computational Defensive Driving Policy to Shield Autonomous Vehicles from Collisions https://nvidianews.nvidia.com/news/nvidia-introduces-drive-av-safety-force-field-computational-defensive-driving-policy-to-shield-autonomous-vehicles-from-collisions
NVIDIA Announces DRIVE AP2X – World’s Most Complete Level 2 Autonomous Vehicle Platform https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2019/03/18/drive-ap2x-worlds-most-complete-level-2-platform/
Revving Robotics: NVIDIA Isaac SDK Brings Modern AI to Autonomous Machines https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2019/03/18/isaac-sdk-general-availability/
NVIDIA Accelerates Robotic Development from Cloud to Edge with AWS RoboMaker https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2019/03/18/jetson-aws-robomaker/
Stroke of Genius: GauGAN Turns Doodles into Stunning, Photorealistic Landscapes https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2019/03/18/gaugan-photorealistic-landscapes-nvidia-research/
NVIDIA Unveils Omniverse — Open, Interactive 3D Design Collaboration Platform for Multi-Tool Workflows https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2019/03/18/omniverse-collaboration-platform/
NVIDIA, Image Engine and Autodesk Showcase RTX Server Using Assets from Lost in Space https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2019/03/18/rtx-server-autodesk-image-engine/
NVIDIA RTX Ray Tracing-Accelerated Applications Available to Millions of 3D Artists and Designers This Year https://nvidianews.nvidia.com/news/nvidia-rtx-ray-tracing-accelerated-applications-available-to-millions-of-3d-artists-and-designers-this-year
As you can see from the list of announcements released this week during GTC, there’s no lack of things happening and exciting news to share. Follow me on Twitter (@youngtech) or other social media platforms, or check back in for more news released this week.
Thanks for reading!