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Nvidia Revs AI Engine: All about Nvidia’s new Blackwell architecture and B200 GPU

Nvidia’s latest chip promises to boost AI’s speed and energy efficiency.
Competition Heats Up in AI Chips: Huawei rises as key AI chip supplier amid U.S. export bans.
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Competition Heats Up in AI Chips: Huawei rises as key AI chip supplier amid U.S. export bans.

Huawei is emerging as an important supplier of AI chips. Amid a U.S. ban on exports of advanced chips to China, demand for Huawei’s AI chips is so intense that the company is limiting production of the chip that powers one of its most popular smartphones so it can serve the AI market.
GPU Data Centers Strain Grid Power: AI's electricity demands spur an expansion of power sources.
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GPU Data Centers Strain Grid Power: AI's electricity demands spur an expansion of power sources.

The AI boom is taxing power grids and pushing builders of data centers to rethink their sources of electricity.
More Cloud GPUs on the Way: Voltage Park offers Nvidia GPUs at $1.89/hour for startups and researchers
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More Cloud GPUs on the Way: Voltage Park offers Nvidia GPUs at $1.89/hour for startups and researchers

A new cloud-computing company promises to provide scarce AI processing power to startups and researchers. Voltage Park, a nonprofit north of Silicon Valley, will offer processing power from 24,000 top-of-the-line Nvidia H100 graphics processing units (GPUs)...
AI Chip Challenger Gains Traction: Nvidia's competitor Cerebras secured a contract with a major tech conglomerate.
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AI Chip Challenger Gains Traction: Nvidia's competitor Cerebras secured a contract with a major tech conglomerate.

An upstart supplier of AI chips secured a major customer. Cerebras, which competes with Nvidia in hardware for training large models, signed a $100 million contract with Abu Dhabi tech conglomerate G42. The deal is the first part of a multi-stage plan to build a network of supercomputers.
Series of NVIDIA chips disappearing one by one
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GPU Shortage Intensifies: All about Nvidia's GPU shortage

Nvidia’s top-of-the-line chips are in high demand and short supply. There aren’t enough H100 graphics processing units (GPUs) to meet the crush of demand brought on by the vogue for generative AI, VentureBeat reported.
A person's hand grabbing a handful of AI chips arranged on a table
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Restricted Chips Slip Through: Loopholes help Chinese companies get U.S. chips.

Chinese companies have found loopholes to sidestep United States limits on AI chips. Facing severe limits on U.S. exports of high-performance chips, Chinese AI firms are purchasing them through subsidiaries and using them through cloud services, the Financial Times reported.
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No More GPUs: Confronting the Fear of a Global Chip Shortage

Advanced AI requires advanced hardware. What if the global supply of high-end AI chips dries up? Most of the world’s advanced AI processors are manufactured in Taiwan, where tension with mainland China is rising.
Shot of Computer Processor Production Line at Advanced Semiconductor Foundry in Bright Environment
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AI Chips Spark International Tension: U.S. Blocks AI Chip Sales to China

New U.S. restrictions on chip sales aim to hamper China’s AI efforts. The U.S. government published sweeping limits on sales of processors that involve U.S. designs and technology to Chinese businesses. U.S. officials stated that the restrictions are meant to prevent China from militarizing AI.
Different Nvidia cloud-computing services
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Chipmaker Boosts AI as a Service: Nvidia Launches Cloud Service for NLP Models

Nvidia, known for chips designed to process AI systems, is providing access to large language models. Nvidia announced early access to NeMo LLM and BioNeMo, cloud-computing services that enable developers to generate text and biological sequences respectively.
Gif shows closeup images of graphics processing units from Nvidia and AMD.
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The Geopolitics of GPUs: US Bans Nvidia and AMD Chip Sales to China

The ban impacts Nvidia's A100 and H100 chips, and AMD's MI250.
Illustration of a robot with a captain costume
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Neural Networks: Find the Function — A Basic Introduction to Neural Networks

Let’s get this out of the way: A brain is not a cluster of graphics processing units, and if it were, it would run software far more complex than the typical artificial neural network. Yet neural networks were inspired by the brain’s architecture.
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Trillions of Parameters: Are AI models with trillions of parameters the new normal?

The trend toward ever-larger models crossed the threshold from immense to ginormous. Google kicked off 2021 with Switch Transformer, the first published work to exceed a trillion parameters, weighing in at 1.6 trillion.
First image showing the Google Tensor chip. Second image showing the Google Pixel 6 phone
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Competition Heats Up in Mobile AI: Google Designed Its Own Tensor AI Chip for Smartphones

Google designed its own AI chip for its new smartphone — a snub to Qualcomm, the dominant chip vendor in Android phones. What’s new: Google debuted the Tensor chip last week
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AI Chip Leaders Join Forces: Nvidia announces intent to purchase Arm.

A major corporate acquisition could reshape the hardware that makes AI tick.What’s new: U.S. processor giant Nvidia, the world’s leading vendor of the graphics processing units (GPUs) that perform calculations for deep learning, struck a deal to purchase UK chip designer Arm for $40 billion.
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