Letter From Jensen: Creating a Premier Company for the Age of AI

NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang sent the following letter to NVIDIA employees today:

Hi everyone, 

Today, we announced that we have signed a definitive agreement to purchase Arm. 

Thirty years ago, a visionary team of computer scientists in Cambridge, U.K., invented a new CPU architecture optimized for energy-efficiency and a licensing business model that enables broad adoption. Engineers designed Arm CPUs into everything from smartphones and PCs to cloud data centers and supercomputers. An astounding 180 billion computers have been built with Arm — 22 billion last year alone. Arm has become the most popular CPU in the world.   

Simon Segars, its CEO, and the people of Arm have built a great company that has shaped the computer industry and nearly every technology market in the world. 

We are joining arms with Arm to create the leading computing company for the age of AI. AI is the most powerful technology force of our time. Learning from data, AI supercomputers can write software no human can. Amazingly, AI software can perceive its environment, infer the best plan, and act intelligently. This new form of software will expand computing to every corner of the globe. Someday, trillions of computers running AI will create a new internet — the internet-of-things — thousands of times bigger than today’s internet-of-people.   

Uniting NVIDIA’s AI computing with the vast reach of Arm’s CPU, we will engage the giant AI opportunity ahead and advance computing from the cloud, smartphones, PCs, self-driving cars, robotics, 5G, and IoT. 

NVIDIA will bring our world-leading AI technology to Arm’s ecosystem while expanding NVIDIA’s developer reach from 2 million to more than 15 million software programmers. 

Our R&D scale will turbocharge Arm’s roadmap pace and accelerates data center, edge AI, and IoT opportunities. 

Arm’s business model is brilliant. We will maintain its open-licensing model and customer neutrality, serving customers in any industry, across the world, and further expand Arm’s IP licensing portfolio with NVIDIA’s world-leading GPU and AI technology. 

Arm’s headquarter will remain in Cambridge and continue to be a cornerstone of the U.K. technology ecosystem. NVIDIA will retain the name and strong brand identity of Arm. Simon and his management team are excited to be joining NVIDIA.  

Arm gives us the critical mass to invest in the U.K. We will build a world-class AI research center in Cambridge — the university town of Isaac Newton and Alan Turing, for whom NVIDIA’s Turing GPUs and Isaac robotics platform were named. This NVIDIA research center will be the home of a state-of-the-art AI supercomputer powered by Arm CPUs. The computing infrastructure will be a major attraction for scientists from around the world doing groundbreaking research in healthcare, life sciences, robotics, self-driving cars, and other fields. This center will serve as our European hub to collaborate with universities, industrial partners, and startups. It will also be the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute for Europe, where we teach the methods of applying this marvelous AI technology.  

The foundation built by Arm and NVIDIA employees has provided this fantastic opportunity to create the leading computing company for the age of AI. The possibilities of our combined companies are beyond exciting.   

I can’t wait. 

Jensen

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Letter From Jensen: Creating a Premier Company for the Age of AI

NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang sent the following letter to NVIDIA employees today:

Hi everyone, 

Today, we announced that we have signed a definitive agreement to purchase Arm. 

Thirty years ago, a visionary team of computer scientists in Cambridge, U.K., invented a new CPU architecture optimized for energy-efficiency and a licensing business model that enables broad adoption. Engineers designed Arm CPUs into everything from smartphones and PCs to cloud data centers and supercomputers. An astounding 180 billion computers have been built with Arm — 22 billion last year alone. Arm has become the most popular CPU in the world.   

Simon Segars, its CEO, and the people of Arm have built a great company that has shaped the computer industry and nearly every technology market in the world. 

We are joining arms with Arm to create the leading computing company for the age of AI. AI is the most powerful technology force of our time. Learning from data, AI supercomputers can write software no human can. Amazingly, AI software can perceive its environment, infer the best plan, and act intelligently. This new form of software will expand computing to every corner of the globe. Someday, trillions of computers running AI will create a new internet — the internet-of-things — thousands of times bigger than today’s internet-of-people.   

Uniting NVIDIA’s AI computing with the vast reach of Arm’s CPU, we will engage the giant AI opportunity ahead and advance computing from the cloud, smartphones, PCs, self-driving cars, robotics, 5G, and IoT. 

NVIDIA will bring our world-leading AI technology to Arm’s ecosystem while expanding NVIDIA’s developer reach from 2 million to more than 15 million software programmers. 

Our R&D scale will turbocharge Arm’s roadmap pace and accelerates data center, edge AI, and IoT opportunities. 

Arm’s business model is brilliant. We will maintain its open-licensing model and customer neutrality, serving customers in any industry, across the world, and further expand Arm’s IP licensing portfolio with NVIDIA’s world-leading GPU and AI technology. 

Arm’s headquarter will remain in Cambridge and continue to be a cornerstone of the U.K. technology ecosystem. NVIDIA will retain the name and strong brand identity of Arm. Simon and his management team are excited to be joining NVIDIA.  

Arm gives us the critical mass to invest in the U.K. We will build a world-class AI research center in Cambridge — the university town of Isaac Newton and Alan Turing, for whom NVIDIA’s Turing GPUs and Isaac robotics platform were named. This NVIDIA research center will be the home of a state-of-the-art AI supercomputer powered by Arm CPUs. The computing infrastructure will be a major attraction for scientists from around the world doing groundbreaking research in healthcare, life sciences, robotics, self-driving cars, and other fields. This center will serve as our European hub to collaborate with universities, industrial partners, and startups. It will also be the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute for Europe, where we teach the methods of applying this marvelous AI technology.  

The foundation built by Arm and NVIDIA employees has provided this fantastic opportunity to create the leading computing company for the age of AI. The possibilities of our combined companies are beyond exciting.   

I can’t wait. 

Jensen

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Letter From Jensen: Creating a Premier Company for the Age of AI

NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang sent the following letter to NVIDIA employees today: Hi everyone,  Today, we announced that we have signed a definitive agreement to purchase Arm.  Thirty years ago, a visionary team of computer scientists in Cambridge, U.K., invented a new CPU architecture optimized for energy-efficiency and a licensing business model that Read article >

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NVIDIA and Arm to Create World-Class AI Research Center in Cambridge

Artificial intelligence is the most powerful technology force of our time. 

It is the automation of automation, where software writes software. While AI began in the data center, it is moving quickly to the edge — to stores, warehouses, hospitals, streets, and airports, where smart sensors connected to AI computers can speed checkouts, direct forklifts, orchestrate traffic, and save power. In time, there will be trillions of these small autonomous computers powered by AI, connected by massively powerful cloud data centers in every corner of the world.

But in many ways, the field is just getting started. That’s why we are excited to be creating a world-class AI laboratory in Cambridge, at the Arm headquarters: a Hadron collider or Hubble telescope, if you like, for artificial intelligence.  

NVIDIA, together with Arm, is uniquely positioned to launch this effort. NVIDIA is the leader in AI computing, while Arm is present across a vast ecosystem of edge devices, with more than 180 billion units shipped. With this newly announced combination, we are creating the leading computing company for the age of AI. 

Arm is an incredible company and it employs some of the greatest engineering minds in the world. But we believe we can make Arm even more incredible and take it to even higher levels. We want to propel it — and the U.K. — to global AI leadership.

We will create an open center of excellence in the area once home to giants like Isaac Newton and Alan Turing, for whom key NVIDIA technologies are named. Here, leading scientists, engineers and researchers from the U.K. and around the world will come develop their ideas, collaborate and conduct their ground-breaking work in areas like healthcare, life sciences, self-driving cars and other fields. We want the U.K. to attract the best minds and talent from around the world. 

The center in Cambridge will include: 

  • An Arm/NVIDIA-based supercomputer. Expected to be one of the most powerful AI supercomputers in the world, this system will combine state-of-the art Arm CPUs, NVIDIA’s most advanced GPU technology, and NVIDIA Mellanox DPUs, along with high-performance computing and AI software from NVIDIA and our many partners. For reference, the world’s fastest supercomputer, Fugaku in Japan, is Arm-based, and NVIDIA’s own supercomputer Selene is the seventh most powerful system in the world.  
  • Research Fellowships and Partnerships. In this center, NVIDIA will expand research partnerships within the U.K., with academia and industry to conduct research covering leading-edge work in healthcare, autonomous vehicles, robotics, data science and more. NVIDIA already has successful research partnerships with King’s College and Oxford. 
  • AI Training. NVIDIA’s education wing, the Deep Learning Institute, has trained more than 250,000 students on both fundamental and applied AI. NVIDIA will create an institute in Cambridge, and make our curriculum available throughout the U.K. This will provide both young people and mid-career workers with new AI skills, creating job opportunities and preparing the next generation of U.K. developers for AI leadership. 
  • Startup Accelerator. Much of the leading-edge work in AI is done by startups. NVIDIA Inception, a startup accelerator program, has more than 6,000 members — with more than 400 based in the U.K. NVIDIA will further its investment in this area by providing U.K. startups with access to the Arm supercomputer, connections to researchers from NVIDIA and partners, technical training and marketing promotion to help them grow. 
  • Industry Collaboration. The NVIDIA AI research facility will be an open hub for industry collaboration, providing a uniquely powerful center of excellence in Britain. NVIDIA’s industry partnerships include GSK, Oxford Nanopore and other leaders in their fields. From helping to fight COVID-19 to finding new energy sources, NVIDIA is already working with industry across the U.K. today — but we can and will do more. 

We are ambitious. We can’t wait to build on the foundations created by the talented minds of NVIDIA and Arm to make Cambridge the next great AI center for the world. 

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NVIDIA and Arm to Create World-Class AI Research Center in Cambridge

Artificial intelligence is the most powerful technology force of our time.  It is the automation of automation, where software writes software. While AI began in the data center, it is moving quickly to the edge — to stores, warehouses, hospitals, streets, and airports, where smart sensors connected to AI computers can speed checkouts, direct forklifts, Read article >

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NVIDIA and Arm to Create World-Class AI Research Center in Cambridge

Artificial intelligence is the most powerful technology force of our time. 

It is the automation of automation, where software writes software. While AI began in the data center, it is moving quickly to the edge — to stores, warehouses, hospitals, streets, and airports, where smart sensors connected to AI computers can speed checkouts, direct forklifts, orchestrate traffic, and save power. In time, there will be trillions of these small autonomous computers powered by AI, connected by massively powerful cloud data centers in every corner of the world.

But in many ways, the field is just getting started. That’s why we are excited to be creating a world-class AI laboratory in Cambridge, at the Arm headquarters: a Hadron collider or Hubble telescope, if you like, for artificial intelligence.  

NVIDIA, together with Arm, is uniquely positioned to launch this effort. NVIDIA is the leader in AI computing, while Arm is present across a vast ecosystem of edge devices, with more than 180 billion units shipped. With this newly announced combination, we are creating the leading computing company for the age of AI. 

Arm is an incredible company and it employs some of the greatest engineering minds in the world. But we believe we can make Arm even more incredible and take it to even higher levels. We want to propel it — and the U.K. — to global AI leadership.

We will create an open center of excellence in the area once home to giants like Isaac Newton and Alan Turing, for whom key NVIDIA technologies are named. Here, leading scientists, engineers and researchers from the U.K. and around the world will come develop their ideas, collaborate and conduct their ground-breaking work in areas like healthcare, life sciences, self-driving cars and other fields. We want the U.K. to attract the best minds and talent from around the world. 

The center in Cambridge will include: 

  • An Arm/NVIDIA-based supercomputer. Expected to be one of the most powerful AI supercomputers in the world, this system will combine state-of-the art Arm CPUs, NVIDIA’s most advanced GPU technology, and NVIDIA Mellanox DPUs, along with high-performance computing and AI software from NVIDIA and our many partners. For reference, the world’s fastest supercomputer, Fugaku in Japan, is Arm-based, and NVIDIA’s own supercomputer Selene is the seventh most powerful system in the world.  
  • Research Fellowships and Partnerships. In this center, NVIDIA will expand research partnerships within the U.K., with academia and industry to conduct research covering leading-edge work in healthcare, autonomous vehicles, robotics, data science and more. NVIDIA already has successful research partnerships with King’s College and Oxford. 
  • AI Training. NVIDIA’s education wing, the Deep Learning Institute, has trained more than 250,000 students on both fundamental and applied AI. NVIDIA will create an institute in Cambridge, and make our curriculum available throughout the U.K. This will provide both young people and mid-career workers with new AI skills, creating job opportunities and preparing the next generation of U.K. developers for AI leadership. 
  • Startup Accelerator. Much of the leading-edge work in AI is done by startups. NVIDIA Inception, a startup accelerator program, has more than 6,000 members — with more than 400 based in the U.K. NVIDIA will further its investment in this area by providing U.K. startups with access to the Arm supercomputer, connections to researchers from NVIDIA and partners, technical training and marketing promotion to help them grow. 
  • Industry Collaboration. The NVIDIA AI research facility will be an open hub for industry collaboration, providing a uniquely powerful center of excellence in Britain. NVIDIA’s industry partnerships include GSK, Oxford Nanopore and other leaders in their fields. From helping to fight COVID-19 to finding new energy sources, NVIDIA is already working with industry across the U.K. today — but we can and will do more. 

We are ambitious. We can’t wait to build on the foundations created by the talented minds of NVIDIA and Arm to make Cambridge the next great AI center for the world. 

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Letter From Jensen: Building the New NVIDIA Together

NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang sent the following letter to our enlarged employee base when the Mellanox acquisition closed earlier this week:

​Hi everyone,

I hope all of you and your families are well and safe during these extraordinary times.

On March 11 last year, we announced plans to buy Mellanox, the world leader in high-performance networking.  Last week, China gave us the green light. In addition to the U.S., E.U., and Mexico, all jurisdictions have approved our combination.  I am thrilled to announce that today, April 27, 2020, NVIDIA and Mellanox are officially one company!

Mellanox is now NVIDIA’s networking brand, our networking business unit, and Israel is one of NVIDIA’s most important technology centers, with 2,500 employees.  The new NVIDIA has a much larger footprint in data center computing, end-to-end and full-stack expertise in data center architecture, and tremendous scale to accelerate innovations. We are uniting two powerful forces and doubling down on data center.

Our journey started in my hotel room at SC18 on November 18, 2018. Eyal and I had a 7 am breakfast meeting at the Dallas Ritz-Carlton. He told me there were multiple parties interested in buying Mellanox and asked if NVIDIA would like to join the bid. I told him that I loved Mellanox – the company, the technology, the products, and strategic position. We’ve partnered to build many supercomputers and AI systems. “Mellanox is an amazing company,” I said to Eyal.  He went on for the next hour, telling me that “Mellanox is an amazing company.” I agreed. He’s incredibly proud of Mellanox, and rightfully so.  At the end of the conversation, I told him that NVIDIA would be the final and highest bidder. The bidding was intense. NVIDIA was the highest bidder.

NVIDIA and Mellanox are a perfect combination. The first reason is that we both care deeply about high-performance computing. Our companies are both wired for performance and technology leadership.  NVIDIA accelerates 50% of the new supercomputers on the latest Top500 list. Mellanox is the networking in 6 of the top 10 supercomputers. When NVIDIA accelerates compute by 10-50x, moving data becomes the bottleneck. Amdahl’s law. Mellanox and NVIDIA amplify each other’s technologies.

The big picture reason is that the future of the data center is being reshaped and playing into our strengths. Yesterday’s cloud data center architecture is called Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, where CPU-servers with integrated storage “scale out” into large data centers.  Cloud computing was born and revolutionized the industry. AI is now driving an architecture change from Hyper-Converged Infrastructures to Accelerated-Disaggregated Infrastructure. NVIDIA and Mellanox are at the epicenter of this shift.

AI, the most powerful technology force of our time, is a fundamentally new computing model that is reshaping data center architectures. AI is insanely computation- and data-intensive.  Because CPUs designed for general-purpose computing cannot efficiently handle the workload, NVIDIA is used to accelerate AI algorithm processing, and Mellanox is used to accelerate data processing and networking.  The data center is now accelerated.

Simultaneously, the rapid adoption of data center-scale workload orchestration platforms like Kubernetes is changing software development and data center operations in a significant way.  Applications and services are decomposed into smaller executable containers and deployed onto available servers across the data center.  Services can dynamically compose the infrastructure with the optimal type and amount of computing elements to process each workload.  Large monolithic applications no longer bog down some computers while leaving others sitting idle.  Data center utilization, throughput, ease and cost of operations are all improved.

The data center is now a composable computer.  The data center computing elements are disaggregated — i.e., CPU servers, GPU servers, and storage servers are separated and scaled independently. Mellanox’s networking fabric that connects the computing elements becomes all-important to the data center.

Our growing businesses reflect the need for fast computing and networking.  When we announced the acquisition a year ago, Mellanox did $305M in revenue that quarter.  Mellanox had 4 consecutive record quarters since and just announced $429M in quarterly revenue – increasing 41%.  During that same period, NVIDIA’s data center business grew from $680M to approaching $1B last quarter, also increased over 40%.  This is just the beginning.

Breakthroughs in natural language understanding, conversational AI, and deep recommendation systems are pushing AI complexity to new levels. The models are complex.  Data intensity is growing exponentially.  And the relentless push to smarter predictions and faster response is driving computation demands.

AI computing, networking, and data processing are more important than ever in this new world. Together we possess deep expertise and exceptional capabilities to invent this future.  NVIDIA and Mellanox are a dream team combination.

The fastest computing and the fastest networking go hand in hand. That’s why NVIDIA selected Mellanox for our DGX AI systems. Mellanox switches and networking fabric connect NVIDIA’s own research AI supercomputers. Mellanox data processing chips do networking, storage, and security for our EGX edge AI and 5G platform and our AGX self-driving car computer.

It is a tremendous joy to work with Mellanox’s world-class people. Getting to know you more deeply this past year, we love the company, the technology, the products, and strategic position even more. Eyal, the management team, and all the people of Mellanox have built a truly extraordinary company.

We are thrilled to become one family and invent the future together.

Bruchim abahim le mishpachat NVIDIA!

Jensen

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Letter From Jensen: Building the New NVIDIA Together

NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang sent the following letter to our enlarged employee base when the Mellanox acquisition closed earlier this week: ​Hi everyone, I hope all of you and your families are well and safe during these extraordinary times. On March 11 last year, we announced plans to buy Mellanox, the world leader in Read article >

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GTC News Can Wait

We have exciting products and news to share with you.

But this isn’t the right time. We’re going to hold off on sharing our GTC news for now.

That way, our employees, partners, the media and analysts who follow us, and our customers around the world can focus on staying safe and reducing the spread of the virus.

We will still stream tons of great content from researchers and developers who have prepared great talks.

This is a time to focus on our family, our friends, our community. Our employees are working from home. Many hourly workers will not need to work but they’ll all be fully paid.

Stay safe everyone. We will get through this together.

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