At the SIGGRAPH 2018 computer graphics conference in Vancouver, Canada, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang revealed Turing, the company’s eighth-generation GPU architecture.
At the SIGGRAPH 2018 computer graphics conference in Vancouver, Canada, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang revealed Turing, the company’s eighth-generation GPU architecture. But there’s more! Let’s wrap up the team’s announcements.
The greatest leap since the invention of the CUDA GPU in 2006, Turing features new RT Cores to accelerate ray tracing and new Tensor Cores for AI inferencing which, together for the first time, make real-time ray tracing possible. NVIDIA Turing GPU architecture brings together dedicated hardware and software acceleration of neural networks, ray tracing and advanced programmable shading in a scalable architecture.
NVIDIA announced its first Turing architecture-based GPUs, revolutionizing the work of 50 million designers and artists by enabling them to render photorealistic scenes in real time, add new AI-based capabilities to their workflows, and enjoy fluid interactivity with complex models and scenes. The NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000, Quadro RTX 6000 and Quadro RTX 5000 bring hardware-accelerated ray tracing, AI, advanced shading and simulation to creative professionals. We also announced the Quadro RTX Server, a reference architecture for on-demand rendering and virtual workstation solutions from the datacenter.
Many graphics software companies and visual effects studios are excited about Turing. This blog includes endorsements from Adobe, Pixar, WETA Digital, Epic Games, Autodesk, Solidworks, Otoy, Redshift and more.
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You can get more details on NVIDIA’s announcements from SIGGRAPH 2018 here.