NVIDIA has now announced the new date for its failed online event as part of GTC 2020: the 14th. May 2020. The company also launched a pun that the audience should then become "GET AMPED", which seems to be a wink to the upcoming GPU architecture: Ampere. In March, the company was still trying to save the GTC 2020 in some way by not canceling the event completely, but turning it into an online-only show. Only that with the big press conference didn't work anymore.
The good news is that you can see yourself in a position to do so on 14 May. May 2020, i.e. in a few weeks. Although the company used the words "Get Amped" in its press release, which seems to be a wink with the fence post, one should keep calm. Until the architecture and graphics processor are actually exposed, NVIDIA is free, as always, to change the naming scheme. However, it is certain that the company is planning this catch-up announcement as part of the GTC 2020 big, so let's be surprised!
So we can be sure that the master of the black leather jackets will mothball them again and give an interesting lecture. In the exact text, this reads as follows:
Get Amped for Latest Platform Breakthroughs in AI, Deep Learning, Autonomous Vehicles, Robotics and Professional Graphics
SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 24, 2020 — NVIDIA will release its GTC 2020 keynote address, featuring founder and CEO Jensen Huang, on YouTube on May 14, at 6 a.m. Pacific time.
Huang will highlight the company's latest innovations in AI, high performance computing, data science, autonomous machines, healthcare and graphics during the recorded keynote. Participants will be able to view the keynote on demand at www.youtube.com/nvidia.
Originally scheduled for March 23, the GTC 2020 keynote was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. NVIDIA moved the conference online, where the GTC Digital event has attracted more than 45,000 registered attendees who have participated in 300 recorded talks and dozens of instructor-led sessions.
Announcements included in the keynote will be posted at nvidianews.nvidia.com.
It is good that the event is actually streamed free of charge on YouTube for all interested parties. COVID may have choked off the actual event, but you can already bet that this will be probably the biggest GTC of all time – at least in terms of the number of participants. With all eyes on NVIDIA and not much else happening across the industry, this will certainly be a highlight in May.
This is also not the first time the company has hinted at such a market launch during the GTC. In fact, Jensen announced back in February: "…. Come to me. You won't be disappointed." Considering that Jensen generally does not make false promises, we can look forward to the products presented. Jensen loves the big stage and YouTube is certainly a perfect medium for that.
If NVIDIA unveils the Ampere GPU, it will most likely be a server GPU as usual. Maximum still something for the workstation. I'll buy a ticket for the hype train with a seat ticket. Then I don't have to sit on the floor.