In last week's GTC 2020 Conference (video), NVIDIA officially launched a 7Nm amp GPU, starting with the NVIDIA ԡ A100 accelerator card in the data center. It is worth noting that NVIDIA has given up the brand of Tesla this time, and the words "Tesla" are not emphasized in the full text. When it was first published, it meant that NVIDIA had omitted the word "no Tesla" and the government had not corrected it. In fact, it was not omitted, but a new dynasty——German media learned from NVIDIA that the latter had given up Tesla and kept only geforce and Quadro.
As for the reasons for giving up,NVIDIA said Tesla and Musk's electric car brand have hit each other's names and are easy to confuse.
Speaking of this, the two companies have many origins. Tesla of electric vehicles has been using NVIDIA's Tegra as the processor of on-board electronic system for several years ago. Lao Huang himself is a Tesla fan, and at least two Tesla electric vehicles are in the garage.
However, in recent years, Tesla has started to develop its own processor and competed with NVIDIA in terms of automatic driving. NVIDIA's abandonment of Tesla is also reasonable.
The Tesla of electric vehicles was founded in 2003, NVIDIA launched the Tesla brand in 2007, the first product is the G80 architecture Tesla C870, the latter's core has also been used for the series of graphics cards.
Actually, this change of name isn't now, Last year's Telsa T4 had been renamed NVIDIA T4 understated It's just that the government did n' t make a big announcement and everyone didn't pay much attention to it.
In addition,It's reported that the core naming of A100 actually has a little change. It's no longer called ga100, and G has given upHowever, the existence of ga100 can still be found in NVIDIA's official documents, which is a bit vague.