MLPerf Inference provides an indication of how well systems perform at inferencing tasks such as image classification and speech recognition. Nvidia's A100 achieved the highest performance per accelerator in the Data Center Offline and Server tests.
The race to perfect the Arm platform to power ultra slim and light Windows 11 and Chromebook PCs is hotting up with the newest generation of 5nm processors from Qualcomm, fighting back against x86 processors and Apple's Arm-based M1-class processors, with Qualcomm's inbuilt 5G one of the differentiators for the "Always On, Always Connected" experience.
Of 60 major telecom markets globally, 16 will launch 5G services in 2022, but challenges in spectrum availability and pricing will cause delays, according to a forecast by the Economist Intelligence Unit in its Telecoms and Technology in 2022 report.
Together, Intel and Microsoft are delivering people’s "favourite mobile apps" to PCs with Intel Bridge Technology, as announced at the Windows 11 launch this morning.
Oracle today announced a new range of Arm compute instances based on Ampere’s ARM processors along with the tools and support to accelerate Arm-based application development. The new Arm offerings clock in at a single cent per core hour, the industry’s lowest cost per core.
Company News: The Bytecode Alliance, a community dedicated to creating new software foundations, building on standards such as WebAssembly and WebAssembly System Interface (WASI), today announced incorporation as a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organisation. Incorporated by Fastly, Intel, Mozilla and Microsoft, the Bytecode Alliance now invites organisations to join its cross-industry collaborative mission alongside new members Arm, Dfinity Foundation, Embark Studios, Google, Shopify, and University of California at San Diego.
The United Kingdom has announced that it is looking afresh at the proposed deal between GPU vendor NVIDIA and CPU specialist ARM, with the former to buy the latter for US$40 billion (A$51.5 billion), on the grounds of national security.
Parallels Desktop 16.5 for Macs now lets M1 and Intel-powered Macs run native code to run Windows 10 at "native speeds on Macs with a seamless experience loved by millions".
As usual, Nvidia had a raft of product announcements ready for its annual GTC conference which started today. Among the standouts were the Grace data centre CPU, a next-generation BlueField DPU, Omniverse Enterprise for 3D collaboration, and updates to the company's Drive platform.
Chip designer Arm has released details of its new Armv9 architecture, which it says "will form the leading edge of the next 300 billion Arm-based chips".
Open-source file syncing and sharing software company Nextcloud has teamed up with Canonical, the firm behind Ubuntu, and online office productivity suite provider Collabora to offer a content creation solution on the ARM platform.
Finnish telecommunications equipment provider Nokia has struck deals with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Google to pair its radio access network technologies for 5G with the cloud services of the three companies.
A new "Surface Laptop Go" delivers a more affordable laptop price with 10th-gen Core i5 processors has arrived alongside an updated Surface Pro X with an SQ 2 ARM processor with more power and longer battery life, as have some new accessories.
China plans to invest up to US$1.4 trillion (A$1.9 trillion) to build up its semiconductor industry so that it can achieve self-sufficiency and not be subject to the kind of sanctions that the US has imposed on Huawei, a report claims.
GPU vendor Nvidia has agreed to buy CPU specialist Arm from SoftBank for US$40 billion.
There have been many discussions centred around the possibility that China may try to retake Taiwan and speculation as to the likely American reaction, but hardly any consideration has been given to the fact that even a failed bid by Beijing would have a massive effect on the American reliance on Taiwan's semiconductor manufacturers.
Technology giant Apple has announced that it will switch to its own processors, based on ARM architecture and that both iPad and iPhone apps would be able to run natively on ARM-powered Macs.
A news report in an online publication's sponsored 5G section talks about the benefits of an always-on 5G connection in the latest crop of Windows-based ARM-powered PC notebooks, but 5G is hard to find, it's not free and your always-on smartphone is an alternative you already own.
GPU maker Nvidia has introduced a reference design platform to make it easier for companies to build GPU-accelerated Arm-based servers.
A veteran Linux kernel developer at Germany-based SUSE says the one thing that keeps him and his team busy these days is CPU vulnerability mitigations.
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