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    Default Re: AMD has a big announcement...

    Can't wait!!!!!!!!

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    Default Re: AMD has a big announcement...

    Jim stopped showing up for work in a dress lol

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    Default Re: AMD has a big announcement...

    Bottom left corner Jimbo.

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    Default Re: AMD has a big announcement...

    40 minutes until the "Big Announcement"

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    Default Re: AMD has a big announcement...

    We are declaring bankruptcy!

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    Default Re: AMD has a big announcement...

    Quote Originally Posted by killjoyjim View Post
    Bottom left corner Jimbo.
    thanx

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoLoMoTo View Post
    We are declaring bankruptcy!
    PoLo you know jack.

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    64 bit arm server and CPU's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    PoLo you know jack.
    Yep he's a very nice guy.

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    Default AMD Unveils plans for 64-bit ARM Processors for servers

    If you guys didn't see today, AMD Unveiled its plans for ARM 64bit server based processors.
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    SAN FRANCISCO -- AMD has announced that it is teaming up with ARM to develop 64-bit ARM processors for servers to meet growing challenges for data centers.
    "AMD will transform the computing data center environment today," said AMD CEO and president Rory Read during a press conference on Monday afternoon, asserting that AMD will be the first company to offer both 64-bit ARM and x86 server processors.

    Lisa Su, senior vice president and general manager of global business units at AMD, remarked that data centers are being inundated with mass amounts of data, suggesting that there has to be a way to solve this problem more efficiently.

    Su described that the last five years have exploded with mobile devices and new business models, which have translated into a tremendous amount of strain and heavy workloads, which are changing at unprecedented rates.

    She cited a statistic asserting that global data center IP traffic will grow by more than 30 percent on a compounded annual growth rate, or 6.6 zettabytes, within five years.

    "The data center is where we think the growth will be and where the innovation will be," Su said, arguing that ARM technology-based CPUs can revolutionize the data center by providing disruptive compute per dollar and compute per watt rates.

    "We're going to open up the next level of computing with ARM 64, transforming the server area into a whole new opportunity," Read also commented, adding that includes differentiated IP across "an ambidextrous architecture."

    While that strategy might seem complex, the end goal is simple: deliver lower-cost solutions on a faster timeline.

    Read argued that together, "AMD and ARM can change the industry landscape" because they "share a common vision about the industry" as well as a vision on "how to disrupt it together."

    ARM CEO Warren East delivered his address via video, which was shot in the back of a London black taxi cab at Heathrow International Airport as his travel plans were derailed by Hurricane Sandy.

    Basically, both parties are trying to frame this as a win-win situation.

    East explained that ARM forged a partnership with AMD because of the chipmaker's knowledge of the channel, system designers, and the software ecosystem required in the server space makes for "a great match." Su added that ARM has a great client ecosystem as well.

    ARM-based AMD Opteron processors for servers are scheduled to launch in 2014. These ARM technology-based processors will embed the AMD SeaMicro Freedom supercompute fabric, which Su quipped is the "secret sauce" behind this solution.

    Additionally, AMD executives said the company will continue to design x86 CPUs and APUs for client and server markets.


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    I know jack. Jack Nelson. He is my old boss.

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    Default AMD Will Build 64 Bit ARM based Opteron CPU's for servers ,Production 1n 2014



    Last year AMD officially became an ARM licensee, although the deal wasn't publicized at the time. Fast forward to June 2012 and we saw the first fruits of that deal: AMD announced it would integrate ARM's Cortex A5 core into its 2013 APUs to enable TrustZone support. Today comes a much bigger announcement: AMD will be building Opteron processors based on a 64-bit ARM architecture. There are no product announcements today, but the 64-bit ARM Opterons will go into production in 2014. Today's announcement is about a processor license, not an ARM architecture license - in other words, AMD will integrate an ARM designed 64-bit core for this new Opteron.
    The only other detail we know is that these ARM based Opterons will embed SeaMicro's Freedom Fabric, presumably on-die.




    AMD offering ARM based Opterons is really to target the microserver market. As for why AMD isn't using Jaguar for these parts, it's likely that by going with ARM it can lower the development time and cost to get into this market. The danger here is the total microserver market is expected to be around 10% of the overall server market, but that includes x86 + ARM. With x86 as the default incumbent, it's going to be an uphill battle for AMD/ARM to carve out a significant portion of that market.
    AMD was quick to mention that despite today's announcement, it will continue to build x86 CPUs and APUs for client and server markets.





    Overall the move sounds a lot like AMD trying to move quickly to capitalize on a new market. It's unclear just how big the ARM based server market will be, but AMD seems to hope that it'll be on the forefront of that revolution - should it happen. Embracing ARM also further aligns AMD with one of Intel's most threatening sources of competition at this point. The question is whether or not AMD is doing itself more harm than good by working to devalue x86 in the server space. I suspect it'll be years before we know the real impact of AMD's move here.
    The other major takeaway is that AMD is looking to find lower cost ways of bringing competitive platforms to market. I do think that a Jaguar based Opteron would likely be the best route for AMD, but it would also likely require a bit more effort than integrating an ARM core.



    Obviously competition will be more prevalent in the ARM server space, but here is where AMD hopes its brand and position in the market will be able to give it an advantage. AMD will also be relying heavily on the SeaMicro Freedom Fabric for giving its ARM based Opterons a leg up on the competition. This is one time where I really wish AMD hadn't spun off its fabs.

    AnandTech - AMD Will Build 64-bit ARM based Opteron CPUs for Servers, Production in 2014
    Last edited by xelosia; 29-10-2012 at 19:14.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    64 bit arm server and CPU's
    servers... I was hoping for something else

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    Differentiation and Choice – Advantage, AMD

    October 29, 2012 by Lisa Su





    In case you haven’t seen the news yet, earlier today, AMD made an announcement that represents a new era in the compute landscape and builds on our rich tradition of bringing disruptive technology to the data center. By announcing our intent to build 64-bit ARM technology-based server CPUs, AMD has embarked on a path that will effectively end the one size fits all compute era that has dominated the data center for the past two decades.
    With the explosion of new devices and business models that touch the internet, the data center has now become the center of the universe. New workloads are placing tremendous demands on the server infrastructure which is forcing the need for accelerating the pace of innovation. The largest data centers in the world are adding compute at an extremely fast pace, and the market is looking for disruptive ways to improve the efficiency and reduce the total cost of ownership in the data center.
    Small and efficient CPU, like ARM CPUs, bring a very unique capability to the data center. The compute/$$ and compute/watt is substantially improved in ARM CPUs over large-core CPUs, thus making them ideal for highly parallelizable tasks. However, the challenge with efficient CPUs is that they need to be linked to the network. If each individual efficient CPU is linked to the network, it becomes a very inefficient way to operate.
    This is where AMD can come in and can offer a unique advantage to drive the industry forward. AMD, through our SeaMicro acquisition, has the industry’s premier fabric, the AMD SeaMicro Freedom™ fabric. By using Freedom fabric to link ARM-based CPUs into a cluster, and then linking the clusters to the network, AMD can effectively solve the bottleneck of leveraging small, efficient CPUs in the mega data centers of tomorrow.
    There are a number companies that have talked about 64-bit ARM in the server space but only AMD comes in with the background and expertise to drive and accelerate the ARM 64-bit ecosystem. We start with a deep knowledge of what it takes to be successful in servers; industry-leading 64-bit microprocessor technology, a broad portfolio of IP and the experience of working with OEMs, ODMs and ISVs to really deliver an enterprise-class portfolio of features. In fact, at our press event in San Francisco earlier today, we pulled together a panel of industry leaders from Facebook, Dell, Red Hat, Amazon and ARM to talk about this movement to more flexible and energy-efficient compute solutions and what was required to further drive this data center inflection point.
    The best part of it is that we provide customers choice. In addition to ARM-based CPUs, AMD will continue to offer x86 CPUs and APUs so that customers can use the right processor for the right workload.
    We are extremely excited to be driving the industry at this key inflection point in the data center. This is an exciting time to be in our industry and we look forward to partnering with the entire ecosystem to drive this disruptive change.
    Take a look at the video here for highlights of today’s panel and event (Coming Soon).
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