When only the full RTX 3000 lineup appeared on the market in its entirety, it was when we got rumors of what the RTX 4000 could be like. Who would be codenamed by another computer scientist, this time a woman. , the first time NVIDIA has used a historic female eminence.
NVIDIA Lovelace, 5 nm and without chips
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4000 would continue with the design of monolithic GPUs, all on a single chip, which we have seen so far in all NVIDIA GPUs since the launch of the first GeForce, hence the move to a GPU broken down into several the chips would not match the next generation NVIDIA desktop GPUs.
For the moment we know almost nothing, beyond the code name and the manufacturing process, for the moment we do not know which foundry will manufacture it, but taking into account part of the time between the RTX 2000 and the RTX 3000 It’s been two years since Apple absorbed 80% of TSMC production at 5nm by 2021, so we are talking about a launch that would be thought for at least 2022.
All of this means that NVIDIA Hopper might be lagging behind or not being an architecture just for the high-performance computing market.
Who was Ada Lovelace?
Ada Lovelace is historically considered to be the first programmer, although she lived long before the era of electronic computers. Among the concepts that I invent, there is that of the computer algorithm, for that I take the Bernoulli numbers in order to describe by means of a diagram the operations that would have to be carried out to calculate them. But how could he be if there were no computers?
Back then there were things like the Jacquard loom, which was a power loom that used punch cards which were the patterns of the fabric you wanted to weave. It was the closest thing to the beginning of the 19th century, but it was not the system in which Ada Lovelace gave up all her talent.
The system that Lovelace was most interested in was Babbage’s Analytical Engine, which could have been considered the first computer if it weren’t for the fact that it was impossible to build, but the working principles of Babbage’s engine were easily understood. by Lovelace. .
Ada not only invented the concept of algorithm, but also of subroutine, which is a segment of a program that can be called at any time, and loops, which are parts of a program that can be called. automatically. recursive. Elements that are used today in all computer programming languages.