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Crypto crash leads to inventory pile-up at Nvidia, sales slaughtered • The Register
The top line slide for the quarter was "driven primarily" by a 45 per cent drop in gaming revenue to $954m, "weaker than expectations heading into the quarter", said CFO Colette Kress on an earnings call with financial analysts.

She said: "Post crypto inventory of GPUs in the channel caused us to reduce shipments in order to allow excess channel inventory to sell through." The level of stock is predicted to "normalise" in the current Q1 of fiscal '20. Nvidia made a big gamble on crypto miners snaffling up fat GPUs and it simply hasn't paid off.

The second reason given from the gaming sales collapse was "deteriorating macro economic conditions, particularly in China, impacted consumer demand for our GPUs". Again, this is another challenge voiced by Apple.

The third and final excuse was that sales of the high-end next-gen architecture, the GeForce RTX 2080 and 2070, came in lower than planned.
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3 days ago by nicoladagostino
Video: Nvidia support was abandoned in macOS Mojave, and here's why
The first Mac to include an Nvidia graphics processor was released in 2001, but Apple was still using chips made by ATI, the company that was eventually bought out by AMD in 2008.

In 2004, the Apple Cinema Display was delayed, reportedly because of Nvidia's inability to produce the required graphics card, the GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL.

Then in 2008, Apple's MacBook Pro shipped with Nvidia graphics chips that revolutionized the MacBook by taking over the functions of the Northbridge and Southbridge controllers alongside actual graphics rendering. Because of it, Intel filed a lawsuit against Nvidia, making things a bit complicated for Apple.


Nvidia processor in a 2008 MacBook Pro


Not only that, but Apple had to admit that some 2008 MacBook Pros had faulty Nvidia processors, which led to a class-action lawsuit for Nvidia and lost profits for Apple due to MacBook Pro repairs.

Around the same time, the iPhone transformed the mobile computing market and meant phones now needed GPUs, and Apple decided to go with Samsung instead. At this time, Nvidia believed that its own patents also applied to mobile GPUs, so they filed patent infringement suits against Qualcomm and Samsung, trying to get them and possibly Apple to pay license fees.

In 2016, Apple said no to putting Nvidia processors in the 15-inch MacBook Pro and instead went with AMD, publicly because of performance per watt issues.


Nvidia competitor AMD recently launched the Radeon 7, a high-performance 7-nanometer GPU that reportedly has drivers on the way for macOS Mojave


And now, in 2019, there aren't any functional drivers for modern cards in Mojave at all. In October of 2018, Nvidia issued a public statement stating that Apple fully controls drivers for macOS and that they can't release a driver unless it's approved by Apple.
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4 days ago by nicoladagostino
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6 days ago by tomjlowe
Introducing AresDB: Uber’s GPU-Powered Open Source, Real-time Analytics Engine | Uber Engineering Blog
The most common problem that real-time analytics solves at Uber is how to compute time series aggregates, calculations that give us insight into the user experience so we can improve our services accordingly. With these computations, we can request metrics by specific dimensions (such as day, hour, city ID, and trip status) over a time range on arbitrarily filtered (or sometimes joined) data. Over the years, Uber has deployed multiple solutions to solve this problem in different ways.
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