Global Robot Software Market Report 2021

Source: Orbis research, February 15, 2022 [1]
In the past few years, the Robot Software market experienced a growth, the global market size of Robot Software reached 1142.0 million $ in 2020, of what is about 366.0 million $ in 2015. The global Robot Software market size will reach 7527.0 million $ in 2025.

Nvidia's 'medical grade' chip strategy

Source: Protocol, April 8, 2022 [2]
Nvidia has become the most valuable chip company in the U.S. The company recently pursued the $10 trillion health care market and aims to deliver a 'medical grade' chip strategy.

AMD's Future CPUs Could Feature a 3D-Stacked ML Accelerator

Source: Tom's Hardware, April 8, 2022 [3]
AMD has patented a processor featuring a machine learning accelerator that is stacked on top of its I/O die. System-on-chips (SoCs) with integrated FPGA or GPU-based machine learning accelerators. Technology could be added to future CPU SoCs for datacenter use.

How Apple’s Monster M1 Ultra Chip Keeps Moore’s Law Alive

Source: Wired, April 11, 2022 [4]
By combining two processors into one, the company has squeezed a surprising amount of performance out of silicon.

NVIDIA Orin Leaps Ahead in Edge AI, Boosting Leadership in MLPerf Tests

Source: NVIDIA Blog, April 6, 2022 [5]
Pre-production version of NVIDIA Orin led in five of six performance tests. Orin is a low-power system-on-chip based on the NVIDIA Ampere architecture. It ran up to 5x faster than previous generation Jetson AGX Xavier.

Nvidia Dominates MLPerf Inference, Qualcomm also Shines, Where’s Everybody Else?

Source: HPCwire, April 6, 2022 [6]
The MLPerf Inference benchmarks primarily focus on datacenter and edge systems and submitters include Alibaba, ASUSTeK, Azure,, Dell, Fujitsu, FuriosaAI, Gigabyte, H3C, Inspur, Intel, Krai, Lenovo, Nettrix, Neuchips, NVIDIA, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., Supermicro, and ZhejiangLab.

Nvidia Claims Arm Grace CPU Superchip 2X Faster, 2.3X More Efficient Than Intel Ice Lake

Source: Tom's Hardware, April 10, 2022 [7]
Nvidia unveiled its new 144-core Grace CPU Superchip, its first CPU-only Arm chip designed for the data center, back at GTC. Nvidia shared a benchmark against AMD's EPYC to claim a 1.5X lead

Nvidia’s Next GPU Shows That Transformers Are Transforming AI

Source: IEEE Spectrum, April 11, 2022 [8]
Transformers are the neural network behind OpenAI's GPT-3 and other big natural-language processors. Transformers pay "attention" to multiple sentences, enabling them to grasp context. Nvidia's new Hopper H100 is proof that the leading maker of chips for accelerating AI is a believer.

ROS 2 Simplifies Hardware Acceleration for Robots

Source: IEEE Spectrum, September 27, 2021 [9]
The process of creating optimized, hardware specific, compute architectures can be time consuming and complex. The ROS 2 Hardware Acceleration Working Group (HAWG) is working to simplify hardware acceleration engineering tasks by creating acceleration kernels based on open standards.

Previous Hardware Acceleration in Robotics Newsletters

Past ROS 2 Hardware Acceleration Working Group meetings

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