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UK chipmaker Arm is migrating the vast majority of its workloads, including those used to test semiconductor designs, to Amazon Web Services, bringing about a dramatic reduction of its data centre footprint.
By switching workloads from its own infrastructure to instances hosted in Amazon’s hyperscale data centres, the semiconductor giant will reduce its on-premises infrastructure by 45 percent, and slash on-premises compute to a fifth of previous levels.
The Wafer Scale Engine (WSE), designed to process AI applications, comes packed with 1.2 trillion transistors and measures 46,225m², making it 57 times the size of Nvidia’s flagship V100 data centre graphics card, which contains 21.1 billion transistors. While Samsung has previously built a flash memory chip with 2 trillion transistors, Cerebras’s chip stands out in that it’s built for processing.