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    Exactly. Sharks who stop swimming drown.*

    Also, by waiting 'too long' with replacing pascal, or even hinting at a replacement, you might well end up with holdouts who were sitting on maxwell generation (or perhaps even prior) cards who originally wanted a bigger performance upgrade than pascal offered buy a pascal card anyway because the wait is simply getting too long, or maybe their card died. So now when pascal-next comes along they're no longer in the market for a new GPU, that's lost customers.

    *Actually, no they don't, we know that now. Still a good figure of speech tho.
     
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    Pretty sure nVidia is limited by engineering resources too, not ambition. They are fighting on multiple fronts (quite sucessfuly on all of them) so it isn't such a big surprise one year they may prioritize AI and HPC over gaming architectures.
     
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    Although there is synergy in the GPU R&D between Geforce/Quadro/Tesla, I cannot see these ever being fully disconnected from each from other due to the timeframe for the R&D feedback from various teams for product development; it helps to reduce pressure/cost/resources.
    One of the senior Nvidia engineers did mention awhile back that Tensor Cores were early in the R&D-development stage for V100 from a Tesla perspective, but this technology also has relevance and synergy to Gameworks/OptiX.

    But that also puts pressure on keeping product cycles reasonably on schedule because it would be very difficult to break the window timeframe too much between the segments; case in point not only have we not seen Geforce but we also have not seen Tesla/Quadro next generation of GPUs.
    The risk of messing this up too greatly can be seen as others have said with regards to Intel.

    That said not sure if Intel will ever learn from others; their 10nm debacle and IHVs told them repeatedly their approach was going against what the industry knew worked, now they finally admit they have problems when they had plenty of time to rectify it in the past and given headsup by others.
     
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    Nvidia Hitting On All GPU Cylinders
    May 11, 2018
    https://www.nextplatform.com/2018/05/11/nvidia-hitting-on-all-gpu-cylinders/
     
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    Nvidia’s ‘infinite resolution’ patent could change gaming forever
    https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/nvidia-infinite-resolution-patent-filing/
     
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    So they started using PDF or SVG technology... ;)
     
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    Sounds like procedural stuff that isn't a good fit for many purposes, but is excellent for some.
     
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    Details are here:

    We propose a new texture sampling approach that preserves crisp silhouette edges when magnifying during close-up viewing, and benefits from image pre-filtering when minifying for viewing at farther
    distances.

    During a pre-processing step, we extract curved silhouette edges from the underlying images. These edges are used to adjust the texture coordinates of the requested samples during magnification. The original image is then sampled -- only once! -- with the modified coordinates.

    The new technique provides a resolution-independent image representation capable of billions of texels per second on a mid-range graphics card.

    Link: http://research.nvidia.com/publication/infinite-resolution-textures
    Paper: http://research.nvidia.com/sites/default/files/pubs/2016-06_Infinite-Resolution-Textures/inret.pdf
     
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    Nvidia demos AI method to convert 30fps image into 480fps slow motion video
     
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    Not bad, but far from perfect or even good enough, horrible artifacting on the hockey clip at least
     
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    That quite damn impressive.
     
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    Yeah, that was probably the most problematic clip, but it is pretty impressive nonetheless.
     
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    NVIDIA invites journalists for Gamescom
    https://videocardz.com/newz/nvidia-invites-press-for-gamescom
     
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    Bosch, Daimler, Nvidia Seal Robotaxi Pact

    A German automotive tag team of tier one automotive supplier Bosch and OEM Daimler announced Tuesday their choice of Nvidia as the AI platform for development of a robotaxi scheduled for mass production in the early 2020s.
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    Specifically, the two German companies — Bosch and Daimler — will join to deploy Nvidia’s Drive Pegasus platform for “machine-learning methods in generating vehicle-driving algorithms,” according to Bosch. Nvidia will provide its Drive Pegasus based platform, including “high-performance AI automotive processors along with system software,” Bosch added.
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    Meet Drive Pegasus. Nvidia boasts that Pegasus, consisting of two Xavier SoCs and two yet-to-be announced “next-generation” GPUs, delivers 320 TOPS (trillions of operations per second) to “handle diverse and redundant algorithms.” More important, Shapiro stressed, “Pegasus offers the most energy efficient solution at one TOPS per watt.”

    Asked about the new GPU inside Pegasus, Shapiro declined to provide details, noting that the company has not disclosed it yet.


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    https://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?_mc=RSS_EET_EDT&doc_id=1333462
    Edit: Correct link.
     
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    So previously the safety features weren't functional?
     
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    Mobileye's safety model is currently being proposed but based on what I've read it's far from perfect. I think Nvidia is focusing on implementing checks and balances similar to the Doer/checker approach.

    https://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1333308
     
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    'Functional safety' is automotive slang. (I've worked some 6 years in the dreaded automotive field )

    So they are adverting to offer features for 'functional safety'. I.e. some sort of support for code that is critical and needs to be run safely (safety functions) .
    I've personally (thankfully) not delt with too many safety stuff in my auto stint and I've yet to figure out weather they help in any way. Or it's all just for regulatory bodies to check and for trials to be based upon

    LE :
    What is posted above wrt to mobileEye is not related to functional safety, if I may remark. The mobileEye thinggie seems to target self driving of some flavour. While for the 'Functional safety features' are just a bullet for the gen purpose ARM core.
    It's just that any core sold for the automotive market should support functional safety in some way, least they'll loose marketing batles.

    LELE : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_26262 is the wiki page describing functional safety ISO standard
     
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    They are trying to keep the average selling price high so people stay used to it as normal. IMO
     

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