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10 Hottest Semiconductor Companies To Watch In 2021
A look at some of the hottest chip startups and semiconductor giants in 2021 that are making big, bold moves and shaping the future of IT and beyond.
Graphcore is taking on Nvidia’s AI prowess with its line of intelligence processing units that it said can outpace the rival’s A100 GPU. Last year, the Bristol, U.K.-based startup launched its Colossus MK2 IPU, which consists of 1,472 independent processor cores, 8,832 separate parallel threads and 900 MB of on-board ultra-high-speed RAM. The startup’s purpose-built 1U M2000 system is outfitted with four MK2 IPUs, making it capable of 1 petaflop, or 3 quadrillion calculations per second. The M2000 is also equipped with the startup’s ultra-low-latency IPU-Fabric, which can support scale-out deployments of up to 64,000 IPUs. The startup recently said that its IPUs are now supported by Supermicro Ultra servers, which are available through the Graphcore Elite Partner Program.