AMD Opteron X-Series APUs running Fedora Linux are an important development for companies looking to transition to x86 APU servers but who don't want to introduce new tools and software platforms into the IT environments.
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ARM-based servers haven't taken over the data center yet, but the runway is getting crowded. Can ARM-based servers really get 25 percent of the data center market by 2019 as AMD hopes?
Verizon plans to transition seven of its 53 data centers to AMD SeaMicro hardware in order to power "the world's most resilient, flexible, secure, and scalable infrastructure platforms."
AMD wants to be more than just an alternative to Intel. It wants to lead ARM's gains in the data center as 2014 shapes up to be a pilot year for hyperscale servers.
With all the major PC players looking to diversify beyond desktops, notebooks, and servers, AMD has hired two engineers who both used to work at the company before moving on to Apple and Qualcomm.
AMD is the first to unveil its Open Compute Project "open source" motherboard. Called the Open 3.0, the board is suitable for cloud server, storage servers, and high-performance computing clusters.
Five 4U servers equipped with 25 AMD Radeon-powered GPUs linked together using an Infiniband switched fabric link can crunch through up to 348 billion password hashes per second.
Hewlett-Packard leverages its R&D strength and manufacturing experience here to launch five Itanium-based Integrity servers.
AMD executives asserted that the chipmaker will be the first company to offer both 64-bit ARM and x86 server processors.
AMD has introduced new gear based on technology picked up in its SeaMicro acquisition, which lets high-density servers manage vast quantities of storage, potentially transforming the cloud datacentre.
Rich Fichera looks at the risks and potential rewards of AMD's recent acquisition of innovative server startup SeaMicro.
Microprocessors for desktops and laptops "bread and butter" for chipmaker but server business will play bigger role in determining AMD's future, exec says.
HP has unveiled a project to bring two disparate chip architectures closer together, announcing some high-end x86-based servers while also working some of its high-end features for Itanium into x86 software
Oracle maintains that it would have never supported HP's Itanium servers if it knew Leo Apotheker and Ray Lane were being hired.
The Xeon-based range, formerly known as the Westmere-EX family, are Intel's main chip family aside from Itanium to target the high-end, high-power mission critical servers
Dell is rounding out its roster of AMD servers and looking to claim the high ground on energy efficiency over IBM and Hewlett-Packard courtesy of power supply and airflow innovation.
Server shipments worldwide are up 27 percent and revenue up 14 percent year-on-year, but while x86-based servers streak ahead, Risc-Itanium Unix servers are left behind
Chips are everywhere. Processors are in your PCs, laptops, servers, cars and every gadget you can think of. In addition, the processor market is shifting---especially in the mobile market. Key trend: Graphical processing units. Key players include Intel, AMD, Nvidia, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments among others.
With the end of Itanium support for future versions of Windows Server and Red Hat Linux what does the future hold for HP's flagship enterprise-class servers?
Intel and AMD say their fancy new servers can help IT consolidate and save big money. But, do IT leaders still care about servers? We're not so sure.
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