Today, in 1906, Grace Hopper was born in New York City. She is best known for her career as a US Navy Officer and computer scientist. Hopper was one of the first developers on the Harvard Mark II computer. It is fabled that she found the first computer program error on this computer, caused by a moth in the mechanism – coining the term computer bug.
Hopper went on to develop the first code compiler, as well as leading the development of the COBOL computer language. Here in the modern world of IT, there are rumours that Nvidia is going to codename some upcoming GPUs in honour of Grace Hopper. The latest news we have from Taiwanese industry sources indicated that Hopper GPUs will use TSMC’s CoWoS advanced packaging and power the next architecture for accelerators targeting enterprise and supercomputer use. Meanwhile, Lovelace GPUs will be used in consumer-facing GeForce graphics cards.
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