[Beowulf] More AMD rumors

xingqiu yuan xingqiuyuan at gmail.com
Mon Nov 19 12:21:33 PST 2012


About ten years ago, when we choose CPUs for supercomputer in our
supercomputer center. AMD cpus have much better performance than Intel
cpus. It is a great pity to hear this news, although I hope this will NOT
be true...It is good to have choice instead of only one....




On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 3:07 PM, Douglas Eadline <deadline at eadline.org>wrote:

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> > On 11/19/2012 09:28 AM, Douglas Eadline wrote:
> >> Though not formally announced, Semiaccurate seems to have learned
> >> that AMD is leaving the X86 server business.
> >>
> >>
> http://semiaccurate.com/2012/11/19/amd-kills-off-big-cores-kaveri-steamroller-and-excavator/
> >>
> >>
> > of course the article was amended at 10:15am to say that AMD contacted
> > them to say that Kaveri and the big cores are still on track.
> >
>
> I hope that is true. There was also the "looking for a buyer"
> rumor that surfaced last week. In my unofficial discussions with
> AMD, they said they are looking forward to APU on server (which
> flies in the face of the semiaccurate claim) and that the new
> roadmap will get them to back to competing.
>
> The key will be sales of the three major game consoles, all of
> which AMD won video deals. If they can work their roadmap
> while the console revenues keep them going things might
> be looking good in 2-3 years. For now, Intel owns the
> street. Although Intel seems to have their howitzer pointed
> at NVidia at the moment -- MIC/Phi and all that.
>
> But I have to give Intel soem major geek credit. Bringing the
> original Star Trek bridge to SC12 was the highlight of the show.
> And yes I sat in Kirk's chair and have the pictures to prove it.
>
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