While creating self-driving car systems, it’s natural that different companies might independently arrive at similar methods or results — but the similarities in a recent “first of its kind” Nvidia proposal to work done by Mobileye two years ago were just too much for the latter company’s CEO to take politely.View More Mobileye CEO clowns on Nvidia for allegedly copying self-driving car safety scheme
Nvidia wants to be a cloud powerhouse. While its history may be in graphics cards for gaming enthusiasts, its recent focus has been on its data center GPUs for AI, machine learning inference, inference and visualization. Today, at its GTC conference, the company announced its latest RTX server configuration for Hollywood studios and others who […]View More Nvidia announces its next-gen RTX pods with up to 1,280 GPUs
Today at Nvidia GTC 2019, the company unveiled a stunning image creator. Using generative adversarial networks, users of the software are able to sketch images that are nearly photorealistic with just a few clicks. The software will instantly turn a couple of lines into a gorgeous mountaintop sunset. This is MS Paint for the AI […]View More Nvidia AI turns sketches into photorealistic landscapes in seconds
In the coming weeks, AWS is launching new G4 instances with support for Nvidia’s T4 Tensor Core GPUs, the company today announced at Nvidia’s GTC conference. The T4, which is based on Nvidia’s Turing architecture, was specifically optimized for running AI models. The T4 will be supported by the EC2 compute service and the Amazon […]View More Nvidia’s T4 GPUs are coming to the AWS cloud
Ray tracing has been a major topic of conversation at both GDC and GTC so it seems fitting that that the overlapping conventions would both kick off with an announcement that touches both industries. Today at GTC, Nvidia announced that it has built-out a number of major partnerships with 3D software makers including some apparent […]View More Unity adds preview support for Nvidia’s ray tracing tech to push gaming realism
President Donald Trump is an automated-vehicle skeptic, a point of view that lies in stark contrast with agencies within his own administration, including the U.S. Department of Transportation . According to a recent scoop by Axios, Trump has privately said he thinks the autonomous-vehicle revolution is “crazy.” Trump’s point of view isn’t exactly surprising. His […]View More Trump’s views about ‘crazy’ self-driving cars are at odds with his DOT
Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. We love the reader feedback. Keep it coming. Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transportation Weekly? Catch up by reading the first edition here or check out last week’s edition, which offered the gamut of mobility news from Lyft and Bird to […]View More Transportation Weekly: Uber’s spending habits, Tesla Model Y, scooters and AVs in Austin
As part of TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics + AI, we are happy to announce a partnership to deliver a brand new course from NVIDIA’s Deep Learning Institute (DLI). Called the NVIDIA Deep Learning for Robotics Workshop, this brand new, never before offered workshop will provide training in a new 3D accelerated remote desktop environment on April […]View More Take NVIDIA’s new Deep Learning Robotics Workshop at TC Sessions: Robotics + AI
Editor’s note: Starting as a trial, the Extra Crunch Daily newsletter is going to be delivered Tuesday-Saturday, in order to faithfully analyze the happenings in the startup and financial world Monday-Friday. Open AI’s capped returns OpenAI announced yesterday that they are going to be offering a “capped return” security for investors as part of the […]View More NVIDIA and OpenAI’s capped returns
The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. NVIDIA to buy supercomputer chipmaker Mellanox for $6.9B, beating out Intel and Microsoft The news caps off what the media had […]View More Daily Crunch: NVIDIA is buying Mellanox for $6.9B
Nvidia has come out on top in a bidding war for chipmaker Mellanox.
In a on Monday, Nvidia announced its $6.9 billion acquisition of Mellanox, an Israel and California-based networking technology and supercomputer chipmaker. The all-cash acquisition is the for Nvidia, a company best known for its graphics processors for high-performance gaming.
Mellanox’s focus is on technology for networking and data storage. The company creates InfiniBand and Ethernet products for use in the cloud and data centers as well as in the artificial intelligence sector. It boasts that its technology is used in half of the top 500 most powerful supercomputers. Read more…View More Nvidia outbids Microsoft, Intel to acquire chipmaker Mellanox for $6.9 billion
Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch . This is the fifth edition of our newsletter and we love the reader feedback. Keep it coming. Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transportation Weekly? Catch up here, here and here. As I’ve written before, consider this a soft launch. Follow […]View More Transportation Weekly: Waymo unleashes laser bear, Bird spreads its wings, Lyft tightens its belt