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Friday, February 23, 2024

Nvidia Heralds Advent of AI Factories

Chip designer and software provider Nvidia reported a 126% increase in revenue for the year ending January 28th to 60.9 billion US dollars.  Data centre revenue for the fiscal 2024 year was 47.5 billion dollars, more than tripling from the prior year. "The world has reached the tipping point of new computing era," Nvidia said. "The 1 trillion dollar installed base of data centre infrastructure is rapidly transitioning from general purpose to accelerated computing. ...At the same time, companies have started to build the next generation of modern data centres, what we refer to as AI factories, purpose built to refine raw data and produce valuable intelligence in the era of generative AI." 

In the fourth quarter, data centre revenue was up 409% year-over-year, driven by the NVIDIA Hopper GPU computing platform, along with InfiniBand end-to-end networking, the company added.

Nvidia said the supply of Hopper architecture products is improving, but it expects its next-generation products to be "supply constrained" as demand far exceeds supply. Fourth quarter data centre growth was driven by both training and inference of generative AI and large language models across a broad set of industries, use cases and regions, Nvidia noted. Source: Nvidia collateral

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