Ampere Next, Grace Next and Bluefield-3: Nvidia’s plans in the datacenter sector
Not only Grace, Nvidia during the GTC 2021 also published one roadmap (to be understood linked to the datacenter world) from here to 2025 regarding the three pillars that will make up the offer: GPU, CPU and DPU.
“Any chip architecture will have a two-year rhythm, and probably an improvement in between, “said Huang.” One year we will focus on x86 platforms, one year on ARM platforms. Nvidia architecture and platforms they will support x86 and ARM, whatever customers and markets prefer“.
In truth the roadmap is vague, as the company did not mention names in precise codes, merely adding “Next” next to the names already known. If we look at the most important news of these hours, namely the Grace CPU expected in 2023, we see that in 2025 “Grace Next” will arrive.
On the GPU front, after Ampere in 2020 here is “Ampere Next “in 2022 and then” Ampere Next Next “in 2024. On the net, the toto-names on Ampere Next have already been unleashed, between those who bet on Hopper (which with the Grace CPU would thus form Grace Hopper) and those on Lovelace. We’ll see.
Finally, Nvidia showed the roadmap of its DPUs (data processing unit) Bluefield, the result of the acquisition of Mellanox, repeating the plans already announced in the past, with families BlueField-3 and BlueField-4 already under development and expected in 2022 and 2024 respectively.