Advanced Computing in the Age of AI | Thursday, May 26, 2022

Microsoft Azure Adds Ampere Arm-based Virtual Machines

Further evidence of the blossoming diversity of architectures offered in the cloud arrived this week with the news that Ampere Altra Arm-based processors have been added to Microsoft’s Azure ...Full Article

Nvidia Reportedly Backing Away From its Proposed $40B Arm Acquisition

For GPU-maker Nvidia, it was not supposed to end this way, with the company giving up on its grandiose plans to acquire chip IP vendor, Arm Ltd. But after ...Full Article

Ceremorphic Touts Its HPC Silicon Technology for Supercomputing and Exits Stealth

In a market still filling with fledging silicon chips, Ceremorphic, Inc. has exited stealth and is telling the world about what it calls its patented new ThreadArch multi-thread processor ...Full Article

Are the Wheels Falling Off on the Nvidia-Arm Deal?

Nvidia’s 14-month-long, $40 billion proposal to acquire chip IP vendor Arm has hit another potential regulatory roadblock after being hit with two earlier challenges in Europe since October. This ...Full Article

Nvidia: U.S. Federal Trade Commission Is Reviewing the Proposed $40B Arm Acquisition

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has been added to the growing list of government agencies around the world that are reviewing the proposed $40 billion acquisition of U.K.-based Arm ...Full Article

France’s Jean Zay Supercomputer Getting a Major Nvidia A100 Power Boost for AI Research

Since coming online in the fall of 2019 in Paris, the Jean Zay supercomputer has been one of Europe’s most powerful supercomputers available to HPC and AI researchers. And ...Full Article

Update: UK Orders In-Depth Antitrust Investigation into Proposed $40B Nvidia Arm Acquisition

With antitrust and national security concerns continuing amid the proposed $40 billion acquisition of U.K.-based Arm Ltd. by Nvidia, the British government today (Nov. 16) ordered an in-depth, 24-week ...Full Article

UK Government Delving Deeper into Nvidia-Arm Acquisition Proposal: Report

The British government will reportedly soon order an in-depth antitrust investigation into the proposed $40 billion Nvidia acquisition of Arm, following a similar investigation that was undertaken just three ...Full Article

Cerebras Systems Expanding its Wafer-Scale Computing Tech with $250M in New Funding

Wafer-scale compute vendor Cerebras Systems has raised another $250 million in funding – this time in a Series F round that brings its total funding to about $720 million. ...Full Article

Nvidia Debuts Enterprise-Focused 530B Megatron Large Language Model and Framework at Fall GTC21

Bringing large language model (LLM) capabilities directly to enterprises to help them expand their business strategies and capabilities is the focus of Nvidia’s new NeMo Megatron large language framework ...Full Article
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