April 20th, 2012
NVIDIA To Present 7-Billion Transistor Kepler GPU during GTC 2012
NVIDIA will present a new chip from Kepler series during GTC 2012 Event in San Jose. GPU Technology Conference which will take place between 14-17th May, will focus on high performance computing, revealing latest breakthroughs and new technologies in GPU-enabled computing (sounds great doesn’t it?).
NVIDIA is reveling in brief information that Stephen Jones, CUDA Developer, and Lars Nyland, Senior Architect from NVIDIA, will present probably the most powerful GPU ever made. For know, the GPU which has the highest number of transistors is Radeon HD 7970′s Tahiti XT. Tahiti XT which holds 4.3-billion transistors has a die size of 356mm2. The latest card from NVIDIA – GeForce GTX 680 – based on GK104 holds 3.54-billion transistors, with a die size of 294mm2.
7-billion transistors would be twice the amount of transistors from GK104, so it’s basically an upcoming GTX 690 card, but in one chip. So what is it then? Kepler GK110 is not planned for this quarter and it wouldn’t feature so many transistors. We think this could be some engineering sample, which wouldn’t even be released as a GeForce graphics card. Is it Tesla? What do you think?
S0642 – Inside Kepler
Stephen Jones ( CUDA Developer, NVIDIA )
Lars Nyland ( Senior Architect, NVIDIA )
In this talk, individuals from the GPU architecture and CUDA software groups will dive into the features of the compute architecture for “Kepler” – NVIDIA’s new 7-billion transistor GPU. From the reorganized processing cores with new instructions and processing capabilities, to an improved memory system with faster atomic processing and low-overhead ECC, we will explore how the Kepler GPU achieves world leading performance and efficiency, and how it enables wholly new types of parallel problems to be solved.
Topic Areas: Parallel Programming Languages & Compilers
Session Level: Beginner