Among the many events delayed or canceled due to the current coronavirus pandemic is NVIDIA’s annual GPU Technology Conference. After a false start, the spring event was rescheduled as an all-digital affair, centered around CEO Jensen Huang’s annual keynote. And with that keynote set to be broadcast on Thursday morning, the company has posted a short video teasing some of the new hardware we’re presumably going to see in the keynote.

In the video, titled “What’s Jensen been cooking”, Huang pulls out a rather heavy-looking 8 GPU baseboard from his oven, placing it on his kitchen counter. Calling it “the world’s largest graphics card”, the board has apparently “been cookin’ for a while.”

With no other context provided in the 27 second video, the board looks a great deal like an updated version of the baseboards used in NVIDIA’s DGX and HGX compute servers. And with NVIDIA’s next-generation compute architecture and GPU widely expected to be unveiled at the event, we are almost certainly looking at a server board full of NVIDIA’s next-gen accelerators.

No doubt we’ll be seeing and hearing a lot more about this board and the GPUs on it come Thursday, where NVIDIA's keynote starts bright and early at 6am PT.

Source: NVIDIA

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  • saylick - Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - link

    I'm stoked to see what Ampere is all about on Thursday but I do find this video to be ironic given how one of their debacles in recent history meant some users fixing graphics cards by putting them directly into ovens.
  • nathanddrews - Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - link

    As excited as I am for AMD's new GPUs, I think NVIDIA will probably steal the show. (again)
  • yeeeeman - Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - link

    Amd will basically fix what is broken in rdna...nothing spectacular. If they would have executed correctly then the RX5700XT would have been an entirely different story...
  • wishgranter - Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - link

    you mean the old Nvidia 8800 GTS ? Still have the notebook with it and its working :D
  • coburn_c - Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - link

    You don't understand advertising good sir. Now when you search 'nvidia oven' you will get this video instead. It's genius.
  • p1esk - Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - link

  • a5cent - Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - link

    You mean misleading... like all advertising.
  • edzieba - Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - link

    Both AMD and Nvidia GPUs were hit in the successive Macbook GPU solderball issues. Nobody is immune from suppliers swapping solder formulations without informing upstream customers.
  • Eliadbu - Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - link

    True there were issues with MacBook solder balls cracking, but heating in the oven is not a permanent fix it would works few weeks or few months (if you're lucky) and then break again, if you want to fix solder issues you nead to desolder the package and desolder with new solder balls for that you need more advanced equipment than home oven.
  • cosmotic - Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - link

    Cool mansion bro

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