A new AI partnership aims to make VMware's data center managing software work better with Nvidia's AI and deep learning chips. The announcement comes as Nvidia’s $40b planned takeover of Arm faces a growing backlash from Beijing, which could block its Arm acquisition. In addition, the U.K. government and tech leaders are doubtful of the acquisition and related plans to build an AI research center with an Arm-powered AI supercomputer in the country.
- Under the deal, VMware plans to adopt Nvidia's data processing chips and integrate them across its platforms. VMware plans to customize its software to make them work better with Nvidia's AI chips to run AI applications without a specialized setup.
- Their goal, although ambitious, is to make AI available to more businesses through the new cloud, data-center, and edge-computing architecture. They want to deploy the AI capabilities in the cloud, data center, or edge.
- VMware digitally divides its servers to help businesses include more applications in data center spaces. It's been largely focused on making its software work better with Intel processors, which dominate the data center market.
- Arm’s IP will help Nvidia's servers and chips reach more users. But it still requires approval from the U.S., the U.K., China, and the E.U...