Jensen Huang Unplugged
At the Nvidia GPU Technology Conference held virtually in late March, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang showed all the energy and passion he’s known for when discussing the latest in GPUs, AI technologies and trends, and the company’s hardware and software endeavors.
However, after all the scripted product introductions, technology presentations, and roadmap discussions, Huang swapped his normal well-polished stage presence for a small wooden chair and met the press including CRN who were invited to ask him anything. And ask they did, on a wide range of topic that covered everything from Nvidia's failed attempt to acquire ARM to the promises and dangers of the kinds of AI technologies that Nvidia is building. Along the way, he also discussed the possibility of Nvidia working with Intel's upcoming foundry services, how Nvidia both partners and competes with Intel, and the importance to businesses of making it easy for employees to work from home or from wherever they feel comfortable.
Huang also told the press, and through them the entire IT industry, to not think of Nvidia as a GPU company, but as a computing platform company. “We’ve been working across that entire stack—we call it our four-layer stack—so that we can reinvent computer science and computing for the next decade where machine learning and artificial intelligence and data-driven approaches are going to be central to almost everything we do,” he said.
Huang unplugged from the lights and cameras of a major industry event offers an in-depth look at Nvidia, the IT industry, and where both are going. Click through the slideshow to learn more.