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Nvidia announces Grace CPU Superchip

by on23 March 2022

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GPU maker named after a Roman vengeance daemon, Nvidia announced new chips and technologies that it said will boost AI computing speed.

The H100 chip and a new processor chip called the Grace CPU Superchip, based on British chip firm ARM technology, which Nvidia failed to buy.

Nvidia announced its new supercomputer "Eos", which it said will be the world's fastest AI system when it begins operation later this year.

Nvidia Chief Executive Officer Jensen Huang said: “Data centres are becoming AI factories - processing and refining mountains of data to produce intelligence."

He called the H100 chip the "engine" of AI infrastructure.

Nvidia said the new technologies together will help reduce computing times from weeks to days for some work involving training AI models.

Intel has been the biggest maker of central processors for data centers but has seen competition for the lucrative fast growing space rise.

However, all might not be well with the H100 chip's power consumption which is said to be a little on the hungry side, so it might be "not tonight Grace" for many data centers. 


Last modified on 23 March 2022
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