Items tagged with Hot Chips

It is going to be an interesting second half of the year for AMD, and the technology sector in general. AMD is getting ready to announce new Ryzen 3000 series desktop CPUs based on its third generation Zen 2 architecture, along with an accompanying X570 chipset. It's also planning to finally launch its Navi GPU architecture. Both will be points of discussion at the upcoming Hot Chips symposium. AMD is listed on the docket for Hot Chips: A Symposium on High Performance Chips, scheduled to run from August 18-20, 2019. It takes place at The Memorial Auditorium at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. Monday, August 19 is when AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su will hold the symposium's first keynote, which... Read more...
NVIDIA has been rather tight-lipped when it comes to revealing details about its next-generation graphic cards. The current generation GeForce GTX 10 Series, which is based on Pascal architecture, is two years old at this point and ready for a replacement.  Although rumors surrounding the official launch of the [alleged] GeForce GTX 11 Series have been all over the place, we're finally getting a better idea of the timing thanks to a schedule breakdown for the upcoming Hot Chips symposium, which will be held at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, California. On August 20th, NVIDIA's Stuart Oberman is scheduled to give an address on "NVIDIA's Next Generation... Read more...
Researchers at Princeton University recently showed off a 25-core processor they designed specifically for data centers. It's called "Piton," named after the metal spikes rock climbers hammer into cracks or seams of mountainsides to anchor their position, and it's built after a scalable architecture that could boost processing speed while cutting back energy use. Piton represents several years of research and development by David Wentzlaff, a Princeton assistant professor of electrical engineering and associated faculty in the Department of Computer Science, and his students. It's also a rare thing—Wentzlaff says it's not often that a physical piece of hardware is created in an academic setting.Source:... Read more...
At Hot Chips 22 today, AMD will be discussing new details of its Bobcat and Bulldozer processors—but don't be surprised if some of the new information sounds familiar. With the exception of a few tidbits on Bobcat's architecture and a new Bulldozer block diagram, much of what the company discussed with us recently was revealed last November at the company's Analyst Day. For those of you who might not keep up with the company's roadmap, here's the current situation. Llano, the 32nm Phenom II-derived APU (read: CPU+GPU) that AMD was hoping to launch at the end of Q4 this year won't tip up until Q1. Normally this means "March 31st," but AMD implied that it might launch... Read more...