Arm-powered Grace CPU from Nvidia debuts
Nvidia comes for the data centre CPU market.
Nvidia introduced its Arm-based Grace CPU architecture that it says delivers 10X more performance than today’s fastest servers in AI and HPC workloads. The new chips will soon power two new AI supercomputers and come powered by unspecified “next-generation” Arm Neoverse CPU cores paired with LPDDR5x memory that pumps out 500 GBps of throughput, along with a 900 GBps NVLink connection to an unspecified GPU for the leading-edge devices.
Nvidia also revealed a new roadmap that shows a “Grace Next” CPU coming in 2025, along with a new “Ampere Next Next” GPU that will arrive in mid-2024. Nvidia’s pending Arm acquisition, which is still winding its way through global regulatory bodies, has led to plenty of speculation that we could see Nvidiabranded Arm-based CPUs.