Nvidia has just announced a new workstation-focused graphics card — the RTX 6000 Ada. The 48GB powerhouse is the latest model to join the company’s family of high-end, enterprise-grade GPUs designed for demanding content creation. Nvidia sees the RTX 6000 being used for metaverse projects, thanks to the card’s Ada Lovelace generation AI, massively improved ray tracing and other cutting-edge features.
It’s important to point out that Nvidia doesn’t view this GPU as something the general public will buy — the predicted $8,000 price will undoubtedly prevent that from happening — but instead is positioning the card as a tool for TV broadcasters, scientists and other professional applications.
“The new workstation GPUs are truly game-changing, providing us with over 300% performance increases — allowing us to improve the quality of video and the value of our products,” says Andrew Cross, CEO of Grass Valley (TV broadcast equipment).
So what do the specs look like in Nvidia’s new RTX 6000 Ada? For starters, there are over 18,000 CUDA cores, 48GB of GDDR6 memory and a power rating of 450 watts. 568 Tensor cores and 142 RT cores help to triple the video encoding performance, and Nvidia virtual GPU (vGPU) software enables multiple remote users to share resources and workloads.
“The NVIDIA RTX 6000 is ready to power this new era for engineers, designers and scientists to meet the need for demanding content-creation, rendering, AI and simulation workloads required to build worlds in the metaverse,” says Bob Pette, NVIDIA vice president of professional visualization.
The Nvidia RTX 6000 Ada will be available from December 2022 through global distribution channels and manufacturing partners.
ABB E-mobility Delivers Its Millionth EV Charger
Continued growth has been facilitated by doubling production capacity after the launch of the company’s new DC fast charger facility in Valdarno, Italy.
ABB is a leader in electrification and automation solutions and has just announced the delivery of its millionth electric vehicle charger — the latest milestone in the company’s ongoing mission to create an emission-free future using smart and reliable EV charging solutions.
ABB currently boasts a presence in over 85 markets. After the launch of the company’s new $30 million, 16,000 squared meter production facility in Valdarno, Italy, production capacity has doubled over the last two years. The cutting-edge manufacturing plant recently set a new benchmark for the EV sector, producing a fast charger unit every 20 minutes, thanks to the high-tech factory’s seven simultaneous production lines.
“While our continual investment in research and development shows our ongoing commitment to enhance the field of e-mobility, the global delivery of these solutions at scale is integral to the realization of our goals. I want to thank our customers globally for their continued collaboration in hitting this one millionth charger milestone. I look forward to the millions yet to come, and to the cleaner, greener world they will help create,” says Frank Mühlon, ABB E-mobility CEO.
In the United Arab Emirates, ABB has installed over 80 fast and high-power DC charging stations, making it one of the largest projects from a single brand in the region. The biggest station is in Yas, Abu Dhabi, and offers 20 DC fast and high-power chargers for owners of emissions-free vehicles.
“We are proud that ABB chargers are today powering electric vehicles across strategic locations in the country, including the sites of the Dubai Utility provider, DEWA, and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company. Most of the car manufacturers and dealers in the UAE have ABB chargers in their showrooms and as well as car parking areas. We are confident ABB’s technical know-how, products, and research in the field of E-Mobility will continue to support the decision-makers in the Middle East to drive the transition to an emission-free future,” says Ahmed Abdu, E-mobility division lead, MENA region.
In addition to its Italian facility, ABB E-mobility has continued its global expansion. Earlier this month, the company announced a new United States facility that will eventually turn out over 10,000 chargers per year for the public sector, providing power to school buses and other fleets. As well as expansion into the USA, ABB E-mobility’s stake in Chinese charging provider, Chargedot, opens up another lucrative market for the EV charging giant.