NVIDIA expanding its CPU efforts with the new R&D group
NVIDIA is reportedly on a hiring spree in Israel as the company expands its research and development teams.
Micheal Kagan, NVIDIA CTO confirmed the company is creating a new CPU group in its latest effort to establish a bigger presence in the rapidly changing HPC market. Just last year in April, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang revealed NVIDIA’s first ARM-based CPU called Grace, which is now on track for early 2023 release.
Israel, with its unique wealth of talent, is a key player in the global tech ecosystem, and we are excited to be creating a new CPU group here. We look forward to further growing our local R&D activities both in this area and in our extensive work supporting the local ecosystem through unique programs for startups and developers.”
— Michael Kagan – Nvidia CTO
The new CPU Group is to work alongside other Israeli teams already developing high-speed networking, HPC technologies, and NVIDIA’s Data Processing Units.
After acquiring Mellanox in 2020, the NVIDIA Israel team has grown by a third to nearly 2800 employees. NVIDIA is still to hire hundreds of new employees more for the CPU group to cement its R&D efforts.
NVIDIA Grace CPU, Source: NVIDIA
NVIDIA Grace CPU is a CUDA-compatible next-gen ARM processor said to offer 10x more performance for AI training. It makes use of NVIDIA NVLink technology that allows up to 900 GB/s of connection between the GPU and NVIDIA discrete GPUs.
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