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HCLTech and Arm partner to create custom silicon chips for AI data centres

Written by Thu 30 May 2024

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HCLTech, a leading global technology company, has announced a collaboration with Arm. The partners will collaborate on the creation of custom silicon chips for use in AI processing.

According to the announcement of the endeavor, the chips will improve the efficiency of data centre operations for cloud service providers, semiconductor manufacturers, and system OEMs. The partnership will allow HCLTech to utilize pre-integrated Arm Neoverse Compute SubSystems (CSS) to accelerate AI adoption for clients, by improving performance and scalability for AI workloads.

Guru Ganesean, President of Arm India, emphasized the access afforded to partners through the Arm Total Design program. “Through Arm Total Design,” he said, “our partners can leverage the expertise and support of other industry leaders to bring custom silicon solutions to market faster.”

“HCLTech is a welcome addition to the ecosystem, and we are excited to see how they leverage their custom AI silicon capabilities and Arm Neoverse CSS to innovate next-generation solutions.”

As AI adoption advances and AI solutions grow more sophisticated, the need for advancements in speed, efficiency, and processing power has grown as well. AI chips are essential to meeting this demand. This, combined with the recent silicon chip shortage that affected technology companies across the supply chain, has led companies like Apple and Meta to look into manufacturing their own AI-enabled silicon chips.

Read more: Apple developing AI data centre chips

HCLTech is doubling down on investment in AI, announcing the addition of generative AI capabilities to its maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) solution. The latest release, iMRO/4 is targeted at improving performance and efficiency of complex processes in industries including transportation, tech, aerospace and energy.

First, HCLTech plans to introduce a GenAI bot to streamline operations in SAP S/4HANA. In phase 2, the company will utilize natural language processing and reporting based on the data in SAP S/4HANA.

“HCL’s collaboration with Arm will contribute tot he development of industry-leading custom AI silicon solutions that will revolutionise the way AI workloads are addressed in data centre environments,” said Ameer Saithu, Executive VP Engineering and R&D, HCLTech. “Together, we look forward to spearheading technology advancement and innovation in the semiconductor industry.”

Written by Thu 30 May 2024


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