back to article Nvidia's data centre biz tops gaming as lead revenue source – and it should enjoy being king while it lasts

Nvidia's data centre products have topped its gaming-centric products as a revenue source in 2020's second quarter, thanks to its acquisition of Mellanox. The chip giant won $3.87bn of revenue for the quarter ended July 26, up 50 per cent from the same period last year. Profit jumped to $622m, compared to $552m for the same …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge
    Stop

    "how many people around the world are depending on gaming at home”

    Um, isn't that a bit exaggerated ? There may be more people gaming right now because of the current situation, but a lot of them are out of a job, so if they are depending on anything, it's on a chance to get another paycheck.

    I'm glad that you are doing well, I have long been a customer and your products are good, but let's not lose our heads over what you do : you sell graphics cards and specialized GPU processors for data centers. You do not support our lifestyle, nor are you a cornerstone of our lives.

    Don't try and make us believe that you are helping us get through these trying times. You're profiting from this situation (in an honorable way), that's all.

    1. chuckufarley Silver badge
      Mushroom

      Re: "how many people around the world are depending on gaming at home”

      "Don't try and make us believe that you are helping us get through these trying times. You're profiting from this situation (in an honorable way), that's all."

      If they really wanted to do something to help they could donate some computing power to World Community Grid's Open Pandemics project, like Nokia:

      https://twitter.com/nokianetworks/status/1291046322355744769

      Or they could help the scientists running WGC's Open Pandemics project port the code to OpenCL so the work can get done faster:

      https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/about_us/viewNewsArticle.do?articleId=635

      Or they could develop and sell a low cost Cuda and OpenCL accelerator chip by cutting out all the graphics related stuff and removing the crippled clock speeds for FP64 computation. Even the highest end consumer Nvidia cards will only do FP64 at 1/32nd of max clock speed.

      What use is all that money if it's just going to burn with the rest of the world?

  2. Blackjack Silver badge

    They are going for an ARM

    Next they will go for a leg or an eye.

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