AI continues to shake up the tech industry. Nvidia’s plans to buy UK-based Arm Holdings from Japan-based SoftBank illustrates that point.
Nvidia GPU chipsets make-up the majority of data-center focused AI hardware applications. The Arm Holding licensee ecosystem offers a new territory for Nvidia to harness the power of AI.
Just about every mobile device (smartphones, IoT, etc.) in the world uses compute engines with Arm technology. Guess where AI growth will be fastest on the near future? Mobile devices. Coincidence? Probably not.
In any case, the AI hardware ecosystem continues evolve and expand. The upcoming virtual AI Hardware Summit 2020 comes at the perfect time. It will offer context, commentary and guidance from industry luminaries, analysts and the HW suppliers themselves.
AI Interconnect Solutions
As an interconnect solutions provider, Samtec offers a unique perspective from across the ever-changing AI hardware landscape. From our viewpoint, we see a few key trends leading the industry.
First, we see a number of emerging AI chipsets – SOCs, CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, TPUS and others – dominating AI applications. These solutions are fine-tuned for training or inference whether at the edge or in the data center.
Second, AI SoMs, CoMs and Carriers offer a complete AI subsystem on a single PCB. They also provide a path from prototype to production. Newer SoMs and CoM feature increased speed and density.
Third, AI Accelerators offload repetitive processes from compute engines to optimize system performance and resource utilization. AI Accelerators utilize industry-standard form factors. A number of new suppliers continue to emerge on the market.
Lastly, AI application-specific architectures continue to emerge. From wafer scale processing to chiplets, unique substrate and package-based interconnect are key to optimized system performance.
Register to Attend
Samtec offers a broad array of interconnect solutions for AI applications. Fortunately, Samtec technical experts will discuss the latest AI interconnect technology at the event.
For more information, register here. Make sure to use discount code SAMTEC10 to receive 10% off.