CRN's 2019 Products Of The Year
CRN editors looked at the best new products and major updates of 2019 and then turned to solution providers to choose the winners based on technology, revenue and profit opportunities, and customer demand.
NVIDIA TITAN RTX
Nvidia’s flagship Titan RTX desktop GPU delivers massive performance for demanding applications such as artificial intelligence research, data science and content creation. The GPU builds off Nvidia’s AI-boosted Turing graphics processor architecture. The Titan RTX includes 576 multi-precision Turing Tensor Cores for deep-learning performance, and 24 Gigabytes of high-speed GDDR6 memory—double the memory of last-generation Titan GPUs. The Titan RTX ultimately delivers 130 teraflops of deeplearning performance. Meanwhile, the Titan RTX includes 72 Turing RT cores for ray-tracing performance, the next-generation rendering technique that realistically models how light interacts with objects to produce cinema-quality graphics in real time.
Subcategory Winner—Technology: Intel Xeon Scalable, 2nd Gen
Via Intel’s Deep Learning Boost technology, the second-generation Xeon Scalable processors are the first to feature built-in inference acceleration for artificial intelligence workloads. The highestperformance processor in the series is the Xeon Scalable Platinum 9200, which offers up to 56 cores and a design that gives each CPU core access to expanded memory interfaces.
Subcategory Winner—Revenue and Profit: AMD EPYC, Second Generation
AMD’s second-generation EPYC processors are the industry’s first 7-nanometer server CPUs, designed to enable high-performance workloads such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. They feature up to 64 cores with base frequencies of up to 3.2GHz.