The Wrap

Conclusion

The experience at the GTC is always amazing as it makes one feel part of an ongoing revolution for GPU programming that started just a few years ago. It is NVIDIA’s disruptive revolution to make the GPU “all purpose” and at least as important as the CPU in computing. Over and over, their stated goal is to put the massively parallel processing capabilities of the GPU into the hands of smart people.

However, this time we believe that GTC 2018 was our best GTC yet and it gets another solid “A+” from this editor.  NVIDIA has made the conference much larger and the schedule way more hectic, yet it still runs very smoothly. Next year, attendees can look forward to another 5-day conference from March 18-22, 2019.  And if you cannot wait, several GTCs are now held around the world.

GTC 2018 is best GTC to date!

Our hope for GTC 2020 is that Nvidia will make it more spectacular like they did with NVISION 08 and open it to the public.  It might be time to bring the public awareness of GPU computing to the fore by again highlighting the video gaming side of what NVIDIA’s GPUs can do, as well as with diverse projects including the progress made with VR, with deep learning, and in automotive and robotics.

Each attendee will have their own unique experience and memories of this amazing event.  We have many gigabytes of untapped raw video plus hundreds of pictures that did not make it into this wrap-up and we still plan to check out key sessions online that we missed.  However, we shall continue to reflect back on GTC 2018 on BTR’s Community forum until the next year’s GPU Technology Conference.

Happy Gaming!

 


 

 

 

  • NVLink, a high-speed interconnect between the CPU and the GPU, enabling these two key processors to share data five to 12 times faster than possible today;

  • Pascal, the next milestone on Nvidia’s GPU architecture roadmap, will leverage NVLink and a new 3D chip design process to improve memory density and energy efficiency;

  • GeForce GTX Titan Z, a dual-GPU graphics card that will become the company flagship when it ships later this year for a suggested $2,999;

  • Jetson TK1, an embedded development board computer that puts supercomputing power in a mobile form factor for $192;

  • The Iray VCA, a graphics processing appliance for real-time photorealistic rendering and real-world simulation.

– See more at: http://gfxspeak.com/2014/03/25/keynote-announcements-wallop/#sthash.nt7y5Lbz.dpuf

  • NVLink, a high-speed interconnect between the CPU and the GPU, enabling these two key processors to share data five to 12 times faster than possible today;

  • Pascal, the next milestone on Nvidia’s GPU architecture roadmap, will leverage NVLink and a new 3D chip design process to improve memory density and energy efficiency;

  • GeForce GTX Titan Z, a dual-GPU graphics card that will become the company flagship when it ships later this year for a suggested $2,999;

  • Jetson TK1, an embedded development board computer that puts supercomputing power in a mobile form factor for $192;

  • The Iray VCA, a graphics processing appliance for real-time photorealistic rendering and real-world simulation.

– See more at: http://gfxspeak.com/2014/03/25/keynote-announcements-wallop/#sthash.nt7y5Lbz.dpuf