NVIDIA datacenter GPUs are now also in short supply

Posted on Tuesday, December 08 2020 @ 11:38 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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We've known for weeks that supply of NVIDIA's new video cards is a total shitshow but what's new information is that the datacenter market is also affected. Tom's Hardware reports NVIDIA has trouble with meeting demand for its expensive A100-based datacenter cards. The exact price of these cards is unknown as NVIDIA doesn't communicate it to the general public but it's believed to be in the $15,000 range. The A100 is one the largest chips ever made by TSMC and it has 40GB HBM2 onboard.

Just like with the gaming cads, NVIDIA anticipates it will take several months until it can meet the high demand from the datacenter and scientific markets:
"It is going to take several months to catch up some of the demand," said Ian Buck, vice president of Accelerated Computing Business Unit at Nvidia, at Wells Fargo TMT Broker Conference Call. "What's exciting is the sort of the interest and growth in both training and inference. […] Every time we introduce a new architecture, it's a game changer, right? So A100 is 20x better performance than V100, and with that comes a new wave of demand and interest in our products." (based on SeekingAlpha's transcript.)

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