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    In other news involving prices with more zeros than any of us can afford…. it’s on, it’s off “allegedly”?, it’s..

    https://nvidianews.nvidia.com/news/nvidia-to-acquire-arm-for-40-billion-creating-worlds-premier-computing-company-for-the-age-of-ai

    Of course ARM tech is inside Cavium processors which are seldom seen unless associated with some serious networking and servers..

    What do you mean you’ve never heard of a Cavium Thunder X2? (OK, I jest. I have wondered but none of our customers could afford one and none of them were big on Linux.. and now there’s a X3..).

     

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    • #2421487

      Forgot to mention, Nvidia have their own processor – Nvidia Tesla. Likewise not something you run Windows on.

    • #2421490

      Old irrelevant news.

      Nvidia failed to get regulators approval and canceled the purchase.

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    • #2421496

      Thanks for the update alex, linked article in the original thread post is from Sunday, September 13, 2020

      moving on

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    • #2421585

      The “allegedly” was because it depends where you read. Nvidia are I guess the most liable for their news content so that was the one I posted. Not surprised as to the regulatory involvement.

      I thought I’d dump it in the junk drawer as I found it somewhere a bit off beam for the askwoody audience.. and I guess it fits with the timeline depending on the time to page..

      https://hackaday.io/page/11753-nvidia-denies-abandoning-its-acquisition-of-arm

       

    • #2423919

      Nvidia officially terminates its Arm purchase

      Nvidia is officially pulling the plug on its planned purchase of Arm from SoftBank.

      Details: SoftBank confirmed the news in a statement Tuesday announcing plans for an initial public offering for Arm within the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023…

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