NVIDIA Unveils Its First Data Center CPU

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During today’s GTC 2021 keynote, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang revealed his company’s first data center CPU: the NVIDIA Grace. NVIDIA Grace is an Arm-based processor that is said to deliver 10x the performance of today’s fastest servers for complex AI and other high-performance computing workloads when tightly coupled with NVIDIA GPUs. The CPU, which was named after computer scientist Grace Hopper, also boasts great efficiency thanks to its energy-efficient Arm-based cores and innovative low-power memory subsystem.

“Leading-edge AI and data science are pushing today’s computer architecture beyond its limits – processing unthinkable amounts of data,” said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA. “Using licensed Arm IP, NVIDIA has designed Grace as a CPU specifically for giant-scale AI and HPC. Coupled with the GPU and DPU, Grace gives us the third foundational technology for computing, and the ability to re-architect the data center to advance AI. NVIDIA is now a three-chip company.”

Source: NVIDIA

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