GPCs to replace CPUs in future – To Replace CPUAs of last week, Nvidia chairman, Jensen Huang gave a talk at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in China, he made mentioned that in the near future the GPU would exceed the power of the CPU and by that, the Law of Moore would be officially buried.
Moore’s law is the name given to an observation made by the co-founder of Intel as at 1965. Moore’s Law talked about doubling the number of transistors per inch in about every two years. However, in previous years, Intel has strived to keep pace and comply with the Moore’s Law. Huang referred to Moore’s Law by saying that “although the number of transistors has increased by 50% each year, this is not reflected in performance”.
The NVIDIA CEO acknowledged that it is becoming increasingly difficult for chip designers to increase this number and so is exploring other options such as multi-chip GPUs.
The manufacturer says its GPUs are positioning themselves in the field of artificial intelligence and recently announced its Volta architecture, although this will not reach the hands of consumers this year.
During the conference, Jensen Huang said that the top 5 e-commerce powers of China, Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu, JD.com, and IFYTEK are now using Nvidia Volta GPUs to support their cloud. Even companies like Lenovo and Huawei have deployed HGX-based GPU servers.
Huang’s statements clearly show his faith in Nvidia’s GPUs and claimed that they’ll be able to replace CPUs in the nearby future.
Willthis innovation come to life as anticipated? lets keep our fingers cross… We will update you as it goes.