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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 […]

UK Antitrust Agency to Probe Nvidia Acquisition of Arm

Nvidia’s intended acquisition of chip maker Arm from SoftBank, the biggest tech deal of 2020 and one with major implications for HPC and AI, is now under investigation by British regulators. A story in today’s Wall Street Journal by Stu Woo reported that the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said “it was inviting third […]

HPC Predictions 2021: Quantum Beyond Qubits; the Rising Composable and Memory-Centric Tide; Neural Network Explosion; 5G’s Slow March

Annual technology predictions are like years: some are better than others. Nonetheless, many provide useful insight and serve as the basis for worthwhile discussion. Over the last few months we received a number of HPC and AI predictions for 2021, here are the most interesting and potentially valid. Let’s check in 12 months from now […]

Arm Moves Production-Level EDA to the Cloud with the Help of AWS

The following is a blog announcement from Arm: Released in February, the Arm Cortex-M55 CPU became a milestone for the Arm ecosystem because it gave hardware and software developers the power to incorporate machine learning capabilities into the billions of IoT products coming to market. It also was the first time Arm leveraged Arm-based AWS Graviton2 […]