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Nvidia Enters The Arms Race With Homegrown “Grace” CPUs

There has been talk and cajoling and rumor for years that GPU juggernaut Nvidia would jump into the Arm server CPU chip arena once again and actually deliver a product that has unique differentiation and a compelling value proposition, particularly for hybrid CPU-GPU compute complexes.

Nvidia Enters The Arms Race With Homegrown “Grace” CPUs was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Next Platform.

Intel Fields A 10 Nanometer Server Chip That Competes

At long last, Intel is finally shipping a Xeon SP processor that is based on a 10 nanometer chip manufacturing process and it is finally able to do a better job competing on the technical and economic merits of its Xeon SP processors as architected rather than playing the total system card or the risk card or the discount card to keep its core datacenter compute engine business humming along.

Intel Fields A 10 Nanometer Server Chip That Competes was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Next Platform.

Arm’s v9 Architecture Explains Why Nvidia Needs To Buy It

Many of us have been wracking our brains why Nvidia would spend a fortune – a whopping $40 billion – to acquire Arm Holdings, a chip architecture licensing company that generates on the order of $2 billion in sales – since the deal was rumored back in July 2020.

Arm’s v9 Architecture Explains Why Nvidia Needs To Buy It was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Next Platform.

Intel Decides To Engineer Its Fab-Filled Future After All

Newly anointed Intel chief executive officer Pat Gelsinger held the coming out party for his strategy to get the world’s largest chip manufacturer and designer back on track, called “Intel Unleashed: Engineering The Future,” on Tuesday after the market closed.

Intel Decides To Engineer Its Fab-Filled Future After All was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Next Platform.

Server Sales Boom In China, Bleed Air Elsewhere

The server market is a multi-cylinder engine, with eight major hyperscalers and cloud builders all doing their thing almost independently of each other and of the economic conditions at large and the rest of the market being more subject to the waxing and waning of the economic tides.

Server Sales Boom In China, Bleed Air Elsewhere was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Next Platform.

Google Says The SOC Is The New Motherboard

For two decades now, Google has demonstrated perhaps more than any other company that the datacenter is the new computer, what the search engine giant called a “warehouse-scale machine” way back in 2009 with a paper written by Urs Hölzle, who was and still is senior vice president for Technical Infrastructure at Google, and Luiz André Barroso, who is vice president of engineering for the core products at Google and who was a researcher at Digital Equipment and Compaq before that.

Google Says The SOC Is The New Motherboard was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Next Platform.

The Third Time Charm Of AMD’s Milan Epyc Processors

With every passing year, as AMD first talked about its plans to re-enter the server processor arena and give Intel some real, much needed, and very direct competition and then delivered again and again on its processor roadmap, it has gotten easier and easier to justify spending at least some of the server CPU budget with Intel’s archrival in the X86 computing arena.

The Third Time Charm Of AMD’s Milan Epyc Processors was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Next Platform.

Taking A Superhybrid Approach To HPC/AI Convergence

AMD has been on such a run with its future server CPUs and server GPUs in the supercomputer market, taking down big deals for big machines coming later this year and out into 2023, that we might forget sometimes that there are many more deals to be done and that neither Intel nor Nvidia are inactive when it comes to trying to get their compute engines into upper echelon machines.

Taking A Superhybrid Approach To HPC/AI Convergence was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Next Platform.

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