Hikvision Nvidia Supercomputing Partnership

Author: John Honovich, Published on Jul 18, 2016

Hikvision is gearing up its supercomputing efforts.

Partnering with Nvidia, one of the US' largest tech companies, doing $5 billion revenue annually, Hikvision is getting the first of Nvidia's new supercomputers inside China.

In this report, we examine what Hikvision is doing, what Nvidia is offering and what this means for the future of video surveillance.

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