AMD Plans To Compete On Price/Performance In Servery

I pretty well wrote off AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) when they utterly failed to develop an ARMed CPU many years ago for the thin client and mobile markets but there’s still some hope. In their latest roadmap, there’s an ARMed CPU for servers…

‘“Seattle” will be the industry’s only 64-bit ARM-based server SoC from a proven server processor supplier.  “Seattle” is an 8- and then 16-core CPU based on the ARM Cortex-A57 core and is expected to run at or greater than 2 GHz.  The “Seattle” processor is expected to offer 2-4X the performance of AMD’s recently announced AMD Opteron X-Series processor with significant improvement in compute-per-watt.  It will deliver 128GB DRAM support, extensive offload engines for better power efficiency and reduced CPU loading, server caliber encryption, and compression and legacy networking including integrated 10GbE.  It will be the first processor from AMD to integrate AMD’s advanced Freedom™ Fabric for dense compute systems directly onto the chip. AMD plans to sample “Seattle” in the first quarter of 2014 with production in the second half of the year.’

see AMD Unveils Server Strategy and Roadmap

If this is on par with their introduction of 64-bit computing in 2004 as AMD predicted in 2010, AMD may truly remain relevant on servers and small cheap computers of all kinds.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.

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One Response to AMD Plans To Compete On Price/Performance In Servery

  1. ram says:

    Still, there are no new motherboards with AMD processors presently available that run Linux. Obviously the AMD views the Linux community as unimportant and thinks there future is in Microsoft video games.

    I think it is too late for AMD. Rapidly declining sales doesn’t help research and development efforts. Nor does a level of debt greater than their capitalization. A slight uptick in interest rates and they are gone.

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