Grace is NVIDIA’s first datacenter CPU. All Grace products start with a system-on-chip (SoC) that comprise 72 high-performance Arm v9 cores and feature the NVIDIA-proprietary Scalable Coherency Fabric (SCF) network-on-chip for incredible core-to-core communication, memory bandwidth, and new GPU I/O capabilities. Grace provides a high-performance compute foundation in a low-power system-on-chip.
Built on standards such as Arm SystemReady SR, the Grace CPU is compatible with a wide variety of Arm-compatible operating systems, PCIe and USB peripherals, drivers, and application software already commonplace in existing Arm deployments— whether in the datacenter or the public cloud—including NVIDIA’s CUDA and GPU driver ecosystem.
Grace is available in a variety of platforms for traditional and accelerated compute— including Grace Hopper products like GH200, which integrate a single 72-core Grace CPU with a H100 GPU on a new common memory subsystem to enable the next frontier of accelerated workloads—and the Grace CPU Superchip, which features a dual-CPU configuration with 144 cores, delivering the performance of today’s highest-end conventional 2-socket CPU-based servers while improving datacenter efficiency by 2x.
Grace systems can run a variety of Linux distributions that support the AArch64 architecture. With the proper kernel support and configurations, you can run one of the following Linux distros and take advantage of the advanced Grace features. These guides provide information about how to install a Linux distribution on Grace systems.