NVIDIA, it seems, will stop releasing GPU-based computing accelerators called Tesla. It is reported that the decision to stop using this brand was made in order to avoid confusion with electric vehicles of the American company Tesla. Of course, because people often confuse graphics accelerators and cars.
The Tesla series of accelerators appeared in 2007 with the Tesla C870 based on the Tesla G80 GPU. This accelerator was similar to a traditional video card due to the use of a cooling system with a tangential fan. Later, NVIDIA abandoned such coolers for the sake of passive radiators, which are purged with powerful fans of the server racks themselves.
The latest NVIDIA Tesla product was the Tesla T4 tensor core accelerator with Turing architecture, released last year. It is noteworthy that the company has now decided to rename it, and now it is simply called NVIDIA T4.
By the way, last week the accelerator of calculations based on the latest Ampere GA100 GPU was presented. Before, he probably would have received the name Tesla A100, but now he came out under the name NVIDIA A100. This marked the end of the era of computing accelerators with the names Tesla.
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