Jensen Huang gave a talk last week at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) 2017 in China, he mentioned that in the future the GPU would exceed the power of the CPU and that with it the Law of Moore would be officially dead.
“GPUs WIll Replace CPUs In Future” – Nvidia Founder & CEO
Moore’s law is the name given to an observation made by the co-founder of Intel in 1965. Moore’s Law talks about doubling the number of transistors per inch in about every two years.
However, in recent years, Intel has strived to keep pace and comply with the Moore’s Law. NVIDIA chairman Jensen Huang gave a talk last week at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) 2017 in China, he mentioned that in the future the GPU would exceed the power of the CPU and that with it the Law of Moore would be officially dead.
Huang referred to Moore’s Law by saying that although the number of transistors has increased by 50% each year, this is not reflected in performance.
The NVIDIA CEO recognizes that it is becoming increasingly difficult for chip designers to increase this number and so is exploring other options such as multi-chip GPUs.
The manufacturer says its GPUs are positioning themselves in the field of artificial intelligence and recently announced its Volta architecture, although this will not reach the hands of consumers this year.
During the conference, Jensen Huang said that the top 5 e-commerce powers of China, Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu, JD.com, and IFYTEK are now using Nvidia Volta GPUs to support their cloud. Even companies like Lenovo and Huawei have deployed HGX-based GPU servers.
Huang’s statements clearly show his faith in Nvidia’s GPUs and claimed that they’ll be able to replace CPUs in the nearby future. So, what do you think about this? Share your views in the comment box below.