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 Oct 30, 2012 - 09:00 AM - by Michael
* AMD goes ARM

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AMD's expanding their offerings - they've licensed an ARM chip design to be on the shelves in 2014.

AMD hopes to distinguish itself with two SeaMicro technologies -- a custom chip that integrates many components from a traditional server board onto one chip, allowing for dense server designs; and its Freedom Fabric, which can connect thousands of servers in a cluster with low latency and at relatively low cost.

"The fabric technology is the secret sauce; this is what will make AMD's server solution different from other vendors," Su said.

Intel has said it won't make ARM-based processors, in part because it doesn't want to pay ARM a royalty on each chip. But it has been working hard to reduce the power consumption of its own server chips and said it is confident of its technology roadmap.
Let the new server wars begin!

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