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Qualcomm hurls hat into data center AI silicon race

Qualcomm’s expansion away from mobile devices continues. Having found not all that much in the way of demand for IoT devices, it is now chasing that other shiny new market – AI-based processing workloads in the data center. With its new Cloud AI 100 accelerator, a 7nm chip that claims 10x performance per watt than its rivals, Qualcomm is hoping to steal some thunder from Intel, Google, and Nvidia. Intel has been scrambling to find a way to make up for the shortcomings of its x86 CPU architecture in the new workloads demanded by AI and ML tasks – as these tasks favor the parallel computing capabilities of GPUs and FPGAs, which the serial CPUs can’t provide. Nvidia too is…

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