Imagination extends mobile GPUs to automotive and data centres with 6Tflop B-Series

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Up to 30% reduction in power and 25% area reduction is claimed over previous generations of Imagination GPUs. “B-Series is a further evolution delivering the highest performance per mm2 for GPU IP and offering new configurations for lower power and up to 35% lower bandwidth for a given performance target,” it said.

The flagship part is the quad core BXT 32-1024 MC4 (right), which can offer 6Tflop of 32bit floating point calculation, 192Gpixel/s or image processing or an artificial intelligence processing peak of 24Tops – in 1.5GHz form on PCI express card.

“Out Series 5 GPUs had multi-core options. Since then we have designed single high-performance cores,” Imagination product manager Andrew Girdler told Electronics Weekly. “Customers liked single high performance cores, but wanted to go beyond for automotive and data centre applications, and also dual cores for phones.”

In the B-Series multi-core implementation, individual cores are essentially self-contained cores that

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IndyCar extends deals with Chevrolet and Honda, delays new engine

INDIANAPOLIS — The IndyCar Series will continue running the same engines each of the next two seasons.

It also will be working with the same two engine manufacturers, Chevrolet and Honda, into the foreseeable future.

IndyCar president Jay Frye announced Saturday the three parties agreed to delay the introduction of a new engine until 2023 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. They also reached a multiyear contract extension, which fits neatly into the series’ five-year plan that runs through 2028.

“It’s been a huge challenge,” Frye said, referring to keeping this season on track. “So it’s great that there’s some clarity now — clarity with the schedule, clarity with this deal.”

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The new 2.4-liter, twin-turbocharged V-6 engine with hybrid technology was expected to be ready next season.

A newly designed powertrain system that gives drivers the ability to start their own cars, rather than needing the traditional handheld starters,

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GM extends talks on $2 billion deal with Nikola after fraud, sexual assault allegations surface against Trevor Milton

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General Motors and Nikola are not expected to finalize a $2 billion deal scheduled to close before Wednesday after allegations of fraud and sexual abuse surfaced against the embattled start-up’s founder and former executive chairman, Trevor Milton, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.

Executives at both companies are expected to extend the talks, the people said, asking not to be identified because the negotiations aren’t public. 

The deal was initially viewed as a no-lose situation for GM. The partnership would give the Detroit automaker an 11% stake in the company for supplying Nikola battery and fuel cell technologies as well as producing Nikola’s Badger pickup.

Shares of Nikola closed Tuesday down 7.4% to $17.88 – the stock’s lowest closing since the company went public on June 4. Nikola’s shares rose by more than 5% in after-hours trading. GM

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