NVIDIA’s $40 billion acquisition of Arm comes at a dynamic moment for data center hardware. Here’s how analysts see the deal’s implications for servers, AI, the Arm ecosystem and the data center industry.
The rise of specialized computing is bringing powerful new server hardware into the data center, a trend seen in new tech from Google, NVIDIA, AMD, ARM, Intel and Microsoft.
At last week’s Open Compute Summit, Microsoft confirmed that it is test-driving ARM cloud servers from Qualcomm and Cavium in its data centers.
The ISC16 conference showcased the next generation of hardware to power HPC workloads, including Intel’s Xeon Phi processor, a powerful new GPU accelerator from NVIDIA, and Fujitsu’s embrace of low-power ARM processors for a major supercomputer.