I have been around Siggraph 2018 this days. Its in Vancouver this year, and is the first time I attend it! Very happy since I follow all siggraph online, and be there, meeting so amazing people, 3dsmax developers, Naiad/bifrost developers, Houdini and max presentations, and see what its coming was amazing!
I did a video showing Arnold GPU running on the new Nvidia Quadro RTX 6000, just presented during Siggraph, and this things are FAST! The new TensaCores and RTX cores are the beginning of a revolution where I think offline and realtime will converge in to something incredible in a few years.