According to 8-k filing, At settlement, Barclays may be required to deliver additional shares of common stock to NVIDIA, or, under certain circumstances, NVIDIA may be required to deliver shares of its common stock or may elect to make a cash payment to Barclays, based on the average of the daily volume-weighted average price of NVIDIA common stock during the term of the ASR Agreement.
For the first time, a computer has beaten a human professional at the game of Go — an ancient board game that has long been viewed as one of the greatest challenges for Artificial Intelligence.
Demis Hassabis, who oversees DeepMind, mentioned in a recent article that DeepMind’s deep learning system works pretty well on a single computer equipped with a decent number of GPU accelerators, but for the match against Fan Hui, the researchers used a larger network of computers that spanned about 170 GPUs. This larger computer network both trained the system and played the actual game, drawing on the results of the training.
Rémi Coulom, the French researcher behind what was previously the world’s top artificially intelligent Go player, has spent the past decade trying to build a system capable of beating the world’s best players, and now, he believes that system is here. “I’m busy buying some GPUs,” he says.
This is actually a positive news for NVDIA. It demonstrates that GPU a critically important technology for Intel despite the fact Intel has spend 17 billions buying FPGA maker. Secondly, as a negotiation tactics, Intel should make a gesture of exploring alternatives. Thirdly, with or without Intel, NVIDIA will dominate GPU market with 80+% market share.
Nvidia Wins Trial Brought by Samsung Over Memory-Chip Patent
Nvidia Corp. won a scaled back patent-infringement trial brought by Samsung Electronics Co. over computer-memory chip technology, potentially tipping the scales in a fight between the two over royalties for computer graphics.
Nvidia fended off a claim that it infringed a patent owned by Samsung, in a federal jury trial in Richmond, Virginia, said Friday. The case had originally started with four Samsung patents and was whittled down to just one after Samsung dropped one patent before trial and the judge ordered a mistrial on two others.
“We are pleased with the outcome of this case, which reflects the jury’s careful attention to the facts and the law that applied,” said Hector Marinez, an Nvidia spokesman.