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AMD Launches 7nm ‘Milan’ EPYC Chips, Ups Price/Performance Ante for HPC, Data Center CPUs

Striving to continue on its path back to HPC and data center processor market prominence, AMD this morning introduced a new series of EPYC “Milan” CPUs that industry analysts and customers say looks to be a price/performance juggernaut. The EPYC 7003 series (SKUs below), designed by AMD and fabricated using Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.’s 7-nanometer […]

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 […]