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GTC 2020: NVIDIA holds off sharing "exciting products and news" amidst COVID-19 concerns

NVIDIA puts all GTC 2020 news on hold due to coronavirus concerns. (Image Source: NVIDIA)
NVIDIA puts all GTC 2020 news on hold due to coronavirus concerns. (Image Source: NVIDIA)
NVIDIA has decided to hold off any GTC 2020-related announcements for the time being. Previously, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang was expected to deliver an online-only keynote but even that stands cancelled as of today given the increasing need for people to focus on personal health amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Last month, NVIDIA detailed its agenda for GTC 2020 that included keynotes, workshops, and training events. NVIDIA was also expected to reveal some information about the upcoming Ampere GPUs at the event. However, concerns of COVID-19 meant that NVIDIA had to move to an online-only format much like many of the other events this year. However, even the online event now stands cancelled.

In a blog post titled "GTC News Can Wait", NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang said GTC news is being put on hold for now amidst the growing virulence of COVID-19. He wrote,

We have exciting products and news to share with you.

But this isn’t the right time. We’re going to hold off on sharing our GTC news for now.

That way, our employees, partners, the media and analysts who follow us, and our customers around the world can focus on staying safe and reducing the spread of the virus.

We will still stream tons of great content from researchers and developers who have prepared great talks.

This is a time to focus on our family, our friends, our community. Our employees are working from home. Many hourly workers will not need to work but they’ll all be fully paid.

Stay safe everyone. We will get through this together."

We have recently seen several leaks of what appear to be Ampere GPUs surface online, which have considerably increased anticipation about what is in store for graphics this year. That being said, NVIDIA's decision to put their announcements on hold is perfectly justified given the need for people to focus on personal and community health. We will keep you posted of any further developments, so stay tuned.

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2020-03-17 (Update: 2020-03-17)