Mar 21

NVIDIA Unveils Large Language Model Chip

  • NVIDIA H100 NVL for Large Language Model Deployment has 94 gigabytes of accompanying memory and is tailored to handle "inference" tasks on so-called large language models, the natural language programs of which ChatGPT is an example. 
  • The second chip is the L4 for AI Video, which the company says "can deliver 120x more AI-powered video performance than CPUs, combined with 99% better energy efficiency."
Read More at zdnet.com
Mar 14

Microsoft Shows How It Combines Azure With NVIDIA Chips To Make AI Supercomputers

  • Microsoft has announced a new AI virtual machine that used upgraded GPUs from NVIDIA.
  • The new ND H100 v5 VM from Microsoft use NVIDIA's H100 GPUs, an upgrade from the previous A100 GPUs.
  • This is in addition to Microsoft's previously announced ChatGPT in Azure OpenAI Service, which lets third parties access the chatbot tech through Azure
Read More at neowin.net
Mar 10

Nvidia May Be Putting An End To RTX 30-Series Graphics Cards

  • In a surprising twist, Nvidia’s RTX 30-series Founders Edition graphics cards are no longer available for sale. You can still buy cards made by Nvidia’s partners, but not the official FE versions prepared by Nvidia itself.
  • While the company’s focus has been solely on the RTX 40 series lately, the RTX 30 cards are still some of the best GPUs. 
Read More at digitaltrends.com
Mar 07

NVIDIA acknowledges CPU usage spikes in GeForce driver 531.18

  • Nvidia updated its list of known issues for GeForce driver 531.18 to acknowledge user reports of high CPU usage after exiting games.
  • Developers are working on a hotfix, which will arrive on Tuesday.
  • Those who need an immediate solution and don't want to mess with internal files should reboot their PCs after exiting a game or roll back to an earlier driver until the hotfix arrives.
Read More at techspot.com
Mar 06

Nvidia Driver Bug Increases CPU Usage

  • Nvidia's latest driver, version 531.18, appears to have a bug that causes high CPU usage after exiting games.
  • However, the company admits that the problem exists, so expect Nvidia to issue a hotfix or a new driver version that fixes the annoying bug. 
  • As it turns out, Nvidia's Display Container Service causes 10% - 15% higher CPU usage after a game is closed, which can be observed in Windows Task Manager.
Read More at tomshardware.com