Nvidia Continues To Eat At Intel And AMD’s Dominance In Supercomputers

Nvidia Corp. announced on Monday that it has collaborated with the University of Bristol in the UK to develop a new supercomputer that would compete with Intel Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. using a new Nvidia chip.

The most popular manufacturer of graphics processing units (GPUs), which can be utilised to accelerate artificial intelligence operations, is Nvidia. As an illustration, thousands of Nvidia GPUs were used to build OpenAI’s ChatGPT.

However, the central processor unit (CPU), a market that has been dominated by Intel and AMD for decades, is often combined with Nvidia’s GPU chips. This year, Nvidia began selling Grace, a rival CPU processor that is built using technologies from SoftBank Group Corp.-owned Arm Ltd.

Nvidia announced on Monday that it has collaborated with British researchers and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co to create the Isambard 3 computer, which is entirely built on Grace CPU processors and without any of Nvidia’s GPUs. The University of Bristol system will be utilised, among other things, for research on medication discovery and climate science.

“What’s exciting is the whole thing is operating on 270 kilowatts of power. That’s actually six times more performance and energy efficiency than the university’s previous system, Isambard 2,” Ian Buck, general manager and vice president of accelerated computing at Nvidia, said during a press briefing.

(Adapted from Nasdaq.com)


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