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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 […]

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 […]