Nvidia Corp (NVDA.O) on Tuesday announced new chips and technologies that will boost the computing speed of increasingly complicated artificial intelligence algorithms, increasing competition against rival chipmakers vying for lucrative data center business.
The company provided details of new graphic chips (GPU) that will be at the core of AI infrastructure, releasing the H100 chip and a new processor chip called the Grace CPU Superchip, based on British chip firm Arm Ltd’s technology. It’s the first Arm-based chip from Nvidia to be unveiled since its deal to buy Arm fell apart last month.
“Data centers are becoming AI factories – processing and refining mountains of data to produce intelligence,” said Nvidia Chief Executive Officer Jensen Huang at Nvidia’s AI developer conference online, calling the H100 chip the “engine” of AI infrastructure.
“It’s clear from the latest announcements that Nvidia is becoming a more significant threat to Intel and AMD in the data center and cloud computing markets,” said Bob O’Donnell chief analyst at TECHnalysis Research.