San Francisco, CA - Nvidia has launched the "HeatSync Mug", a GPU-powered smart-mug/warmer. The device is powered by a miniaturized version of Nvidia's ultra-popular A100 GPU, and is capable of keeping a mug of coffee or tea at a constant temperature of 140 degrees Fahrenheit for up to 1000 hours. The device is also capable of heating a mug of coffee or tea from room temperature to boiling in under 5 seconds. Users who are seeking multiple forms of functionality can also use "sauna mode", which can instantly vaporize a cup of water into the air using heat from the embedded A100 GPU.
The smart-mug category has relatively few competitors, with the most popular being the Ember smart-mug, which can keep beverages a constant temperature of 140 degrees Fahrenheit for up to 2 hours. Nvidia's HeatSync Mug aims to compete not only on heating capability but also with additional functionality. It will be able to power LLMs (Large Language Models) and comes with Meta's Llama 2 model pre-installed. Future versions will be able to directly interface with Nvidia's DGX SuperPOD, allowing users to train LLMs directly on their mug.
A spokesperson for Nvidia said the company is "excited to be entering the smart-mug market and is looking forward to the future of smart-mug/GPU technology." Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, said that they were working to bring ChatGPT functionality to the HeatSync as soon as possible. Nvidia said the mugs would go on sale in Q1 2024 for $59,999.99, and that they would be available in black and green.