back to article If you have cash to burn, racks to fill, problems to brute-force, Nvidia has an HGX-2 for you

Nvidia chose its GPU Technology Conference in Taiwan today to unveil the HGX-2: its latest stack of high-end kit to run artificially intelligent software in data centers and the cloud. CEO Jensen Huang is particularly enthusiastic about it all because with general-purpose processors running into physical walls, server and …

  1. IceC0ld Bronze badge

    Hmmmmmmm

    but can it run Overwatch at full spec ?

    HA thought not :oP

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Hmmmmmmm

      Is it Overwatch now? I've found that one to be OK as well as Fortnite.

      It used to be Crysis but assume it's now PUBG - which runs like a dog sometimes on my Nvidia

      1. Aladdin Sane Silver badge

        Re: Hmmmmmmm

        It's still Crysis.

        Also, will it blend?

  2. Brian Miller

    Bypass: psychedelica

    OK, you've gone and trained your AI. You've spent God only knows how much only to be defeated by tie-dye psychedelic clothes and prismatic reflectors. That, and even with "good" data your algorithm has devised a new way to recognize grass and differentiate between sunny and cloudy days.

    Somehow, this feels like big data for the sake of big data. How much of any of this has improved sales? "We implemented AI in the sales department, and gross profits lept 50%." Maybe not. Has AI picked stocks better than a dart board? Not that I've heard. IBM fired most people in Watson Health. The killer AI app is autopilot for cars.

    Snake oil and suckers, and then do it on a computer.

  3. CheesyTheClown

    CPU from the Terminator?

    When I saw the picture, it reminded me of the CPU from the Terminator. Maybe this is what it looked like before it was shrunk?

    I’m not sure if that’s relevant when discussing AI

  4. defiler Silver badge

    Pick two

    cash to burn, racks to fill, problems to brute-force

    Is this a "pick two" scenario? 'Cos I don't have money to burn... :(

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    How long til someone starts this cryptomining and performing single miner 51% attacks :-P

  6. Starace

    If only they didn't like to double dip

    I have to be honest that my feelings towards their data centre products aren't what they were since they decided to charge an extra license fee to actually use the highly specialised hardware that you just bought at great expense.

    That's just greedy.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Will this make my BT broadband faster?

  8. Aladdin Sane Silver badge

    Has anybody seen my friend's white mice, Frankie and Benjy, recently?

    1. Michael Habel Silver badge

      They were last seen on the legendary planet of Magrathea, (somewhere in the Horese Head Nebua), on their way back home.

      1. Bob H

        When was the last time you saw a dolphin?

        So long and thanks for all the fish!

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