Nvidia satisfies US export controls with GPU for China

Chinese GPU runs under the wire.

Jon Peddie

Keen to keep China’s server farms and AI recommender systems running, Nvidia has introduced an AIB that is almost as good as the now banned A100. The Nvidia A800 GPU, which went into production in Q3, is another alternative product to the Nvidia A100 GPU for customers in China. The A800 meets the US government’s clear test for reduced export control and cannot be programmed to exceed it. Nvidia’s A800 Ampere GPU-based AIB with 80GB HBM2E memory and 5,120-bit bus has a slower than 1,512 MHz clock found on the A100, and 1.934TB/s memory bandwidth, which is less than the

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