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NVIDIA's A100 based on Ampere was already considered the go-to GPU for high performance computing (HPC), but lest any challengers seek to knock the part off its perch, they will now have to contend with a version that has twice as much high bandwidth memory as before, with a massive 80GB HBM2e memory buffer. Yeah, it's like that. The first version of the A100 with 40GB of HBM2 debuted in May and marked the official introduction of Ampere, NVIDIA's latest generation GPU architecture. It is still available, of course, and boasts 1.6TB/s of memory bandwidth to tackle HPC applications. The latest iteration, however, kicks things up a notch with a lot more memory and more bandwidth. According to NVIDIA,... Read more...
For the third time in a row, NVIDIA ran a clean sweep of MLPerf's set of AI and machine learning performance benchmarking suite. This time, however, the distinction of fastest GPU went to NVIDIA's A100 Tensor Core graphics solution, which is based on the company's 7-nanometer Ampere architecture that was recently introduced. "The A100 Tensor Core GPU demonstrated the fastest performance per accelerator on all eight MLPerf benchmarks. For overall fastest time to solution at scale, the DGX SuperPOD system, a massive cluster of DGX A100 systems connected with HDR InfiniBand, also set eight new performance milestones," NVIDIA stated in a celebratory blog post. MLPerf is an industry benchmarking group... Read more...
There is already plenty of excitement in anticipation of NVIDIA porting its Ampere GPU architecture over to the consumer market with its next round of GeForce RTX graphics cards, and adding to the hype is an early look at some benchmarks, albeit for the machine learning version (A100). Compared to Turing, the benchmark data shows Ampere way out ahead. The benchmark data was shared on Twitter by Jules Urbach, CEO and co-founder of of OTOY, a cloud graphics company. He ran the Ampere GPU through a round of testing in OctaneBench, which is based on OTOY's OctaneRender application. Here is a look at the results... Source: OTOY "A record breaking week. The NVIDIA A100 has now become the fastest GPU... Read more...
A little over five weeks ago, NVIDIA officially introduced its long-anticipated Ampere GPU architecture to the server and high performance computing (HPC) markets. We are still waiting for Ampere to manifest in consumer graphics cards, like the GeForce RTX 3090 and GeForce RTX 3080. Meanwhile, NVIDIA anticipates Ampere will find its way into more than 50 high performance servers by the end of the year. According to NVIDIA, its hardware partners are placing orders for Ampere at a higher clip than they have for any previous GPU. "Adoption of NVIDIA A100 GPUs into leading server manufacturers’ offerings is outpacing anything we’ve previously seen," said Ian Buck, vice president and general... Read more...
We've been hearing about NVIDIA's next-generation Ampere for the past two years, but the company is finally ready to talk about its next-generation GPU architecture. Though you won't hear any info today about GeForce RTX 30 Series of consumer gaming graphics cards, NVIDIA is discussing details about Ampere for machine learning data center and HPC markets. In short, this version of Ampere is the biggest most powerful GPU NVIDIA has ever made, and the company offers that it's also the world's biggest 7nm chip. There's no doubt, it's massive.   According to NVIDIA, its Ampere-based A100 GPU is already in full production and shipping to customers, and it is claiming that the A100... Read more...
If you have an Acer A100 or A500 tablet, you may be wondering when that promised update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is coming. Previously, Acer said the update will be available in April. Now that April is winding down, Acer is getting more specific with a date. On Acer's support page, the company revealed that US owners of the 7-inch Acer A100 and 10.1-inch A500 tablets will begin receiving the ICS update starting April 27th. Unfortunately for users who own the AT&T A501 variant of the A500, no update is currently planned for the tablet. For A100 and A500 users, we expect Acer's skin to ride on top of ICS, complete with a ring launcher similar to what we saw on the A200's ICS upgrade... Read more...
Acer is adding to the Iconia Tab lineup with the introduction of the new Iconia Tab A100. This 7-inch tablet will run on Android 3.2, making it the industry's first 7-inch Honeycomb-powered tablet in the United States and Canada. You'll find an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM as well as a GeForce GPU in this tablet. Key features of the new Acer Iconia Tab A100 include a lightweight design (it weighs less than one pound), a multi-touch display with a resolution of 1024x600, Adobe Flash Player 10.3, an HDMI port, a 5MP rear-facing camera with flash that can also record HD video at 720p, and a 2MP fixed-focused front-facing camera and webcam. The Acer Iconia Tab A100 is currently... Read more...
Abit's SA6R - i815E With Highpoint ATA100 RAID Controller The i815E board with an attitude and a 1GHz. Flip Chip to back it up By Dave "Davo" Altavilla 11/1/00   Motherboards mature, like fine wine as the months go on, after a new chipset is released.  Intel has had the highly anticipated i815E integrated chipset out for a few months now and the Motherboard Manufacturers are really beginning to polish their product line offerings based on this chipset. At first, we saw some pretty straight forward designs with not too many frills or extras beyond the i815E's well rounded feature set.  Now things are starting to get a little more exotic when it comes to i815E boards and... Read more...