NVIDIA’s new “Project Denver” ARM Computing Core
NVidia has today announced a new project codenamed “Project Denver” that looks to steal back a bit of the mojo Intel and AMD have packed into their Sandy Bridge and Fusion products. Combining their previous Tegra expertise with ARM processors, they’re looking to develop their own compute core that can work on anything from Mobile Phones to Supercomputers.
This new processor stems from a strategic partnership, also announced today, in which NVIDIA has obtained rights to develop its own high performance CPU cores based on ARM’s future processor architecture. In addition, NVIDIA licensed ARM’s current Cortex™-A15 processor for its future-generation Tegra® mobile processors.
It’s an ambition gamble, but they are sharing a mindset with Steve Jobs here: The future of computers isn’t in desktops, but rather in “the cloud”: High-speed access from small portable devices to bigger computational assets elsewhere.
Now, if they can just convince all those “clouds” to run ARM.. You know, the clouds made of lots of computers. hrm..
via NVIDIA Newsroom.