Nvidia aims to knock Intel out of supercomputers with ARM CPUs and graphics chips

Nvidia is forging ahead with its plans to revolutionize supercomputers and workstations with a number of announcements today. Among them, the Barcelona Supercomputing Center will be the first in the world to adopt a solution that combines Nvidia’s low-power ARM-based Tegra central processing units (CPUs) with Nvidia’s graphics processing units (GPUs).

Will Nvidia’s new high-performance ARM chip run Windows?

Nvidia chief executive Jen-Hsun Huang announced today that Nvidia has been working for some time on Project Denver, a high-performance ARM microprocessor. He didn’t specifically say that this ARM chip would run Windows, but he showed a headline that said Microsoft plans a version of Windows 8 that will run on ARM chips.