For the longest time, the CPU market has been predominantly about two players — AMD and Intel. While there are others, they are way behind the Big Two. But French company SiPearl seems to be making a play to be the third party with the signing of a major licensing agreement with Arm.
Take that, Intel! GPU giant NVIDIA has fired back at Intel, which reported that its Xeon Scalable processors outperforms NVIDIA GPU on ResNet-50 deep learning Inference.
NVIDIA is among six technology companies to receive a total of US$258 funding from the US Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP).
The funding is to accelerate the development of next-generation supercomputers with the delivery of at least two exascale computing systems, one of which is targeted by 2021.
Such systems would be about 50 times more powerful than the US’ fastest supercomputer, Titan, located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.