Among the many events delayed or canceled due to the current coronavirus pandemic is NVIDIA’s annual GPU Technology Conference. After a false start, the spring event was rescheduled as an all-digital affair, centered around CEO Jensen Huang’s annual keynote. And with that keynote set to be broadcast on Thursday morning, the company has posted a short video teasing some of the new hardware we’re presumably going to see in the keynote.

In the video, titled “What’s Jensen been cooking”, Huang pulls out a rather heavy-looking 8 GPU baseboard from his oven, placing it on his kitchen counter. Calling it “the world’s largest graphics card”, the board has apparently “been cookin’ for a while.”

With no other context provided in the 27 second video, the board looks a great deal like an updated version of the baseboards used in NVIDIA’s DGX and HGX compute servers. And with NVIDIA’s next-generation compute architecture and GPU widely expected to be unveiled at the event, we are almost certainly looking at a server board full of NVIDIA’s next-gen accelerators.

No doubt we’ll be seeing and hearing a lot more about this board and the GPUs on it come Thursday, where NVIDIA's keynote starts bright and early at 6am PT.

Source: NVIDIA

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  • The_Assimilator - Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - link

    I'm inclined to believe it's purposefully ironic.
  • Tomatotech - Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - link

    Say it ain't so! Next you'll be telling me no leather jackets were involved in this video.
  • yeeeeman - Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - link

    I wonder what the CPUs are...
  • mode_13h - Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - link

    I'm sure it's dual Xeon Platinums, on another board, like in previous generations:

    As Intel encroaches further into Nvidia's core markets, I wonder if Nvidia will partner up with an ARM server vendor, like Ampere.
  • mode_13h - Sunday, May 17, 2020 - link

    In case anyone happens upon this thread, it actually turned out to be dual-AMD EPYC 7742 processors. Wow, how times have changed!
  • Sivar - Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - link

    Sure, but can it run Crysis Remastered?

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