NVIDIA Turing

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  1. keybored

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    I think there are some parts of that which are not accurate.
     
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    Agreed. Here is the original source and it's all speculation: Nvidia may reveal dedicated ‘Turing’ cryptocurrency mining cards in March

     
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    I have been saving for the new Nvidia Volta cards, but if this is true......
     
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    @Klee - think about how much Volta V100 die space is for the Tensor cores. That is silicon that makes little sense for gaming and crypto mining.
     
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    I have not read much about the Volta gpu's at all, so whats the story on them?
     
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    So does that mean that it has large areas of the die that could not be used for gaming or mining or that it would have to run new software that is able to use it for gaming or mining?

    I never messed around with machine learning at all and am unsure how "general purpose" Tensor can be.
     
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    funkywizard mmm.... bandwidth.

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    Seems to me that if someone wanted to make a new cryptocurrency, a proof of work that used matrix-fused-multiply-add (what tensor cores are for), would be quite interesting.

    You would take hardware that currently makes no sense for mining (Volta and a handful of other special purpose chips), and suddenly it would be 10x or better at mining than alternative hardware.

    Ideally you would want to balance memory use, memory bandwidth/latency, and compute, to maximize the advantage of Volta versus other hardware, so that ASIC would not be viable.
     
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