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How 2 Smart Moves Help NVIDIA Win Big New Markets

Since the first GPU was invented in 1999, NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) has grown beyond PC gaming to become a leading supplier of graphics, data center, and edge AI solutions. According to this growth strategy, NVIDIA has recently completed two acquisitions that, if accepted, will allow NVIDIA to aggregate world-class CPUs, GPUs, and networking technology in its products—one-upping rivals and boosting profits in the process.

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Intel Xe-HP GPU Deployed for Aurora Exascale Development

At SC20, Intel revealed that it would make its Xe-HP high-performance discrete GPUs available to early-access developers. Notably, the latest chips have been installed at the Argonne National Laboratory. They will act as a transitional production vehicle for the future (2022) Aurora supercomputer, for the delayed Intel Xe-HPC ('Ponte Vecchio') GPUs computational backbone of the device.

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NVIDIA's RTX A6000 and A40 are New Pro-grade GPUs.

NVIDIA now has a solution for professionals ready to get a grip on its new Ampere architecture: the RTX A6000 and the A40. They are two powerful cards that comfortably outperform the drool-worthy $1,499 RTX 3090, with 10,752 CUDA cores and 48 GB of VRAM. And indeed, in case you were curious, they were the predecessors of the previous RTX 8000 and 6000 Quadro GPUs.It's not clear why NVIDIA removes the Quadro branding this time around, but the name on the card doesn't matter to anyone seeking professional results.

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AMD Helping to Bring Smart Access Memory to Nvidia GPUs