July 14, 2024
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Live coverage of the NVIDIA Computex 2024 keynote!

I managed to attend NVIDIA's exclusive Keynote at Computex 2024! Join me as I cover it live at the NTU Sports Center!

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Live coverage of the NVIDIA Computex 2024 keynote!

Despite the flight delay, I managed to make it to NVIDIA's exclusive Keynote at Computex 2024. Join me as I cover it live at the NTU (National Taiwan University) Sports Center here in downtown Taipei!

5:35 pm: It's a rainy, gloomy day, but NVIDIA's keynote at Computex 2024 is fully booked!

Recommended : AMD Computex 2024 Q&A with Dr. Lisa Su!

Live coverage of the NVIDIA Computex 2024 keynote!

5:55 PM: The waiting area is full of people! 😅

Live coverage of the NVIDIA Computex 2024 keynote!

6:15 pm: Finally get a chance to catch up with old friends 😆

6:23 pm: Inside the NVIDIA conference room, NTU Sports Center

Live coverage of the NVIDIA Computex 2024 keynote!

6:57 pm: The MC just announced that NVIDIA's keynote for Computex 2024 is about to begin… Stay tuned!

Live coverage of the NVIDIA Computex 2024 keynote!

7:10 pm: The NVIDIA main event has just started with an intro video!

7:12 p.m.: Jensen Huang appears on stage.

19:13: Jensen Huang talks about the importance of NVIDIA partners in Taiwan.

Live coverage of the NVIDIA Computex 2024 keynote!

7:15 pm: Jensen Huang starts the Omniverse demo which he said is created entirely using computer graphics.

7:18 pm: Jensen Huang made a joke about the video and said in Hokkien: It's not so bad, right? Beh pai kuah hoh?

7:20 PM: Jensen Huang talks about the dangers of computational inflation, due to slowing CPU scaling (performance).

19:25: Huang's law? The more you buy, the more you save. 😆

7:35: Jensen Huang – CUDA has achieved the virtuous cycle.

7:36: Jensen Huang introduces NVIDIA Earth-2, a digital twin of planet Earth, built on his Corridiff AI. Interestingly, the world is focused on Malaysia!

7:40: Jensen said that while he was writing the words, AI was used to make him appear to be speaking in Mandarin in that Earth-2 video.

NVIDIA Earth-2

7:50 pm: Tesla invented an AC generator, NVIDIA invented an AI generator.

19:51: The $3 trillion IT industry will soon support $100 trillion of industry.

19:53: The computer industry has reinvented itself. In the past, computers retrieved existing data, while in the future, computers will generate data. Generative AI will drive a complete reinvention.

7:54 pm: NVIDIA Inference Microservice (NIM) delivers pre-trained AI models, packaged and optimized to run on the CUDA installed base.

NVIDIA Inference Microservice (NIM)

20:02: Jensen Huang shows off the ultra-realism of NVIDIA's current “digital humans.”

NVIDIA Digital Humans

8:14 pm: Jensen Huang shows off a production unit of the NVIDIA Blackwell DB200 superchip, which features two Blackwell GPUs and a Grace CPU.

20:16: NVIDIA Blackwell reduced the energy needed to train GPT4-1.8T by 350 times in the last 8 years.

NVIDIA Blackwell production unit

8:20 pm: The NVIDIA DGX Blackwell GB200 superchip offers significantly higher performance in a single GPU domain than the previous DGX Hopper.

8:24 pm: Jensen Huang shows off the huge NVLink column used in NVIDIA DGX Blackwell.

8:30 pm: NVIDIA Spectrum-X switches will scan from tens of thousands of GPUs (Spectrum-X800) to hundreds of thousands of GPUs in next year's Spectrum-X800 Ultra, and the future Spectrum-X1600 will support millions of GPUs.

8:34 pm: NVIDIA continues its year-long pace for data center platforms, which are designed to be fully integrated but offered to customers as non-segregated options.

20:37: NVIDIA will introduce the Blackwell Ultra GPU next year, with the Spectrum X-1600 switch.

8:38 pm: Jensen Huang reveals that Rubin is the codename for NVIDIA's post-Blackwell platform!

NVIDIA Rubin platform revealed

8:47 pm: The video shows the new Foxconn factory designed with NVIDIA Omniverse. The Omniverse Digital Twin is also used to train its robots.

8:54 pm: Jensen Huang shows examples of humanoid robots, as well as more “conventional” looking robots.

8:55 pm: The video shows Taiwan's contribution to NVIDIA's success story. The audience applauds enthusiastically at the end of the video.

20:57: NVIDIA Keynote ends! Thanks for staying tuned!

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