Why it matters: Despite increasing its lead over AMD, Nvidia is known to have had a bad quarter. Had it not been the crash of the cryptomining market, AMD might have been looking at a rout. Jon Peddie Research has released its latest quarterly report on the add-in board market report (focusing exclusively on GPUs). Nvidia is increasing its lead over AMD, despite the latter still performing well. The market, says JPR, slowed down during the second quarter as attach rates slipped with the cryptomining fever coming to an end. While PC shipments shrank by just 3.4 percent that quarter, the AIB share took a 28 percent nosedive quarter-on-quarter, a notoriously steep decline and greater than the 9.8 percent ten-year average shrink of the quarterly Q2 drop. Overall, year-on-year, the AIB market fell 5.7 percent. Looking at the table, in the second quarter of 2018, the balance has once again tipped in Nvidia's favor, with the green team taking 4 points away from AMD and now sitting at a … [Read more...] about AMD loses ground to Nvidia in Q2 2018
By Lan Vu, Uday Kurkure, and Hari Sivaraman VMware vSphere supports NVIDIA GRID technology for multiple types of workloads. This technology virtualizes GPUs via a mediated passthrough mechanism. Initially, NVIDIA GRID supported GPU virtualization for graphics workloads only. But, since the introduction of Pascal GPU, NVIDIA GRID has supported GPU virtualization for both graphics and CUDA/machine learning workloads. With this support, multiple VMs running GPU-accelerated workloads like machine learning/deep learning (ML/DL) based on TensorFlow, Keras, Caffe, Theano, Torch, and others can share a single GPU by using a vGPU provided by GRID. This brings benefits in multiple use cases that we discuss on this post. Each vGPU is allocated a dedicated amount of GPU memory and a vGPU profile specifies how much … [Read more...] about Sharing GPU for Machine Learning/Deep Learning on VMware vSphere with NVIDIA GRID: Why is it needed? And How to share GPU?
Something to look forward to: Nvidia's recently-announced RTX 20-series GPUs have garnered quite a bit of attention from tech media outlets, and the reception has been mixed. Some doubt the cards' performance capabilities, while others feel the tech behind them will be revolutionary. Regardless, we'll all know for sure on September 17, when the RTX 2080's review NDA finally lifts. Nvidia's long-awaited RTX 20-series video cards finally made their debut at the company's pre-Gamescom reveal event, but the announcement was met with some mixed reactions. The raytracing technology Nvidia showed off on stage was certainly impressive, but many -- including our own Steve Walton -- have questioned the cards' general performance capabilities, casting doubt on their ability to outpace GTX 10-series GPUs from an FPS perspective. If you aren't up to speed on the situation, Nvidia's RTX GPUs boast "real-time raytracing" technology, which will supposedly improve reflections, shadows, and lighting in … [Read more...] about The first Nvidia RTX 20-series GPU reviews will hit the web on September 17