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FTC to Sue Nvidia for ‘Illegal’ Arm Deal

Already facing worldwide regulatory challenges and delays, the planned acquisition by Nvidia of Arm Ltd.  may have finally run into a roadblock too high. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced today it is suing to block the planned $40 billion acquisition, charging that the “vertical deal between chip supplier Nvidia and chip design provider Arm […]

UK Regulator Announces Additional Concern with Nvidia-Arm Deal

Nvidia’s proposed $40 billion acquisition of UK microprocessor designer Arm has run into more regulatory roadblocks with today’s announcement by a British regulator, the Competition and Markets Authority, that it has “significant competition concerns” with the deal. The CMA sent a review of its findings to the UK’s Secretary of State for Digita, Oliver Dowden, […]

Add UK to Nvidia-Arm Acquisition Snags

On the heels of potential regulatory problems in China and Europe for Nvidia’s planned Arm acquisition, another press report, from Bloomberg, states that UK regulators are considering blocking the $40 billion takeover on the grounds of national security risks. It’s not known what those risks may be, but the Bloomberg story said a report by the UK government’s Competition and Markets Authority “contains worrying implications for national security, with the country now leaning towards blocking the deal,” according to an article in Data Centre Dynamics.

Arm-based Oracle Ampere with HPC-class Instances Now on Oracle Cloud

Oracle today said its first Arm-based compute offering, OCI Ampere A1 Compute, is available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) while also announcing tools and support for Arm-based application development. “We’re seeing interest from early customers that are using our new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Ampere A1 Compute instances for computationally intensive workloads like machine learning inferencing, encoding […]

Arm Releases Details on 2 Neoverse Platforms and Mesh Interconnect for HPC, ML

Arm Holdings this morning released information on two new compute platforms and an interconnect for HPC, machine learning and other workloads introduced last September: The Arm Neoverse V1 platform is a new computing tier for Arm and the first Arm-designed core to support Scalable Vector Extension (SVE), delivering 50 percent more performance for HPC and […]

Los Alamos National Lab 1st to Receive Nvidia ‘Grace’ Arm CPU-based  Supercomputer

April 12, 2021 – Los Alamos National Laboratory will be the first United States customer to receive a supercomputer based on Nvidia’s new “Grace” Arm-based CPU, announced today, with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) as the system provider. Delivery is targeted for early 2023. The Grace CPU is an Arm-based processor built for data-intensive applications requiring […]

CircleCI Extends Arm Support to CI/CD Cloud Offering

SAN FRANCISCO — Mar. 30, 2021 — CircleCI, a continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform, today announced a preview of additions to its build fleet with the introduction of Arm-based compute. The Arm architecture, known for its power and performance benefits, has rapidly gained traction across a broad range of solutions from cloud to edge […]

Arm Unveils First New Architecture in a Decade – Armv9

Arm’s ambition to take on the x86 CPUs in HPC, AI and specialized computing workloads took expression today with the introduction of Armv9, the first new Arm architecture in a decade. The launch comes on the heals of AMD’s March 16 introduction of 7nm EPYC “Milan” CPUs and ahead of new Intel 3rd Gen Xeon […]

Google, Microsoft and Qualcomm Protest Nvidia-Arm Acquisition

On the heels of an announcement by Arm Holdings yesterday that its silicon partners in the third quarter of 2020 shipped 6.7 billion Arm-based chips, news stories from CNBC and Bloomberg report that Google, Microsoft and Qualcomm are filing complains to U.S. antitrust regulators about Nvidia’s intended acquisition of Arm from Softbank for $40 billion, […]

Arm Ecosystem Reports Record 6.7B Arm-based Chips Shipped in Q3 2020

February 11, 2021 — Arm reported today that its silicon partners in the third quarter of 2020 shipped a record 6.7 billion Arm-based chips, which equates to ~842 chips shipped per second. To date, Arm partners have shipped more than 180 billion Arm-based chips. Arm said it continues to be the leading architecture for IoT and […]