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Huawei taps Nvidia engineers, might make its own GPU

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A new report from China revealed that Huawei is setting up a research facility in South Korea with new recruits from Nvidia.
Huawei taps Nvidia engineers, might make its own GPU
File photo: Huawei server racks in Shenzhen, China

Huawei to make its own GPU soon?

To recall, Huawei already makes its own CPU and AI chips. This report suggests that the Chinese tech titan will likely make its own GPU.

Just note that this GPU might be designed for Huawei's cloud computing and AI businesses. 

Huawei has a powerful chip in this market, the Ascend 910 AI chipset that provides 256 TeraFLOPS for a half-precision floating-point (FP16) operations and 512 TeraOPS for integer precision calculations (INT8), and max power consumption of 310W. But, Nvidia is still dominating in the server-grade GPU market.

This move is not surprising as Huawei's 2012 laboratory has been developing its own custom GPU chip for many years.

If true, making its own GPU should help Huawei be more independent from other companies, especially American companies like Nvidia Corporation.

This move should also satisfy Huawei's own needs as they can fully customize its performance and experience.

What do you guys think?

Source: Mydrivers
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