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Supermicro Announces Ampere ARM-based Servers

SAN JOSE, Dec. 21, 2022 — Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI) has announced ARM-based series of servers as part of the MegaDC family. Using Ampere Altra and Ampere Altra Max processors, the Mt. Hamilton platform leverages a single unified motherboard design, targeting cloud-native applications. In addition, the new servers address several objectives for cloud-native workloads, specifically delivering high performance per […]

Arm Announces New Board Members

Arm today announced the appointment of new board members Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, chairman and CEO of XCOM Labs and former CEO and executive chairman of Qualcomm Inc., and Rosemary Schooler, former corporate vice president and general manager of Data Center and AI Sales for Intel. Both bring significant public company experience spanning technology development, […]

HPE Introduces ProLiant Gen11 Servers for On-prem or via GreenLake As-a-Service

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced new ProLiant Gen11 servers available for on-premises infrastructures or through HPE’s GreenLake as-a-service platform. The new servers are designed for compute- and data-intensive workloads, such as AI, machine learning, analytics, rendering, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and virtualization. The servers support several architectures, including 4th Generation AMD EPYC processors, […]

HPC-AI Chips in the News: NVIDIA, AMD Ensnared in US-China Trade War; Arm Sues Qualcomm

NVIDIA and AMD, makers of advanced GPUs used in HPC-AI workloads, became embroiled this week in the deteriorating relations and ongoing trade war between the US and the People’s Republic of China. Yesterday, Nvidia said it has been prohibited by the US government from selling to the PRC its A100 Tensor Core GPU, on the […]

HighPoint Expands NVMe Solution with Gen3 and Gen4 Host Connectivity Adapter Series

August 2022 – Fremont, CA — HighPoint Technologies, Inc. is now shipping high-performance NVMe25, HBA solutions for x86-64 Intel/AMD, Nvidia ARM PC and Mac Platforms. For nearly three decades, HighPoint has designed, manufactured and deployed a comprehensive range of high-performance, high-port-count controller boards for the storage and connectivity industry. HighPoint has leveraged the breadth and […]

GIGABYTE Releases Arm-Based Server for NVIDIA Baseboard Accelerators for HPC, AI

May 19, 2022 – GIGABYTE Technology, (TWSE: 2376), maker of high-performance servers and workstations, today announced a scalable server, G492-PD0, that supports dual Ampere Altra Max or Altra processors with NVIDIA HGX A100 Tensor Core GPUs for cloud infrastructure, HPC, AI and other high performance environments. “Leveraging Ampere’s Altra Max CPU with a high core […]

NVIDIA Introduces 144-Core Grace CPU ‘Superchip’ for AI, HPC

NVIDIA dropped its attempted acquisition of Arm Ltd. earlier this year, but it remains an Arm technology licensee. And today, in a bid to take on the x86 architecture’s long dominance in data center server chips, the company announced its first Arm Neoverse-based data center CPU “designed for AI infrastructure and high performance computing, providing […]

Fugaku, Tokyo Medical & Dental University Investigate Drug Resistance in Cancer Treatment

Fujitsu and the Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) today announced it is using the world’s top-ranked supercomputer and AI to investigate mechanisms of drug resistance in cancer treatments. Leveraging Fujitsu’s “Fugaku” HPC system, the new technology enables high-speed calculation of 20,000 variables of data in a day and is intended to find causal relationships […]

Nvidia and SoftBank: Attempted Arm Deal Is Off; Arm to Prepare IPO

SANTA CLARA, Calif., and TOKYO – Feb. 7, 2022 – NVIDIA and SoftBank Group Corp. (“SBG” or “SoftBank”) today announced the termination of the previously announced transaction whereby NVIDIA would acquire Arm Limited (“Arm”) from SBG. The parties agreed to terminate the Agreement because of significant regulatory challenges preventing the consummation of the transaction, despite […]

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 […]