[Beowulf] More AMD rumors

Robert G. Brown rgb at phy.duke.edu
Mon Nov 19 06:43:09 PST 2012

On Mon, 19 Nov 2012, 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/

Hi Doug,

Sad, but not surprising at the moment.  I benchmarked a four core i7
against an eight core AMD FX, and the former literally blew the pants
off of the latter -- out to eight parallel tasks!  Faster AND better
scaling.  I would have hoped that AMD would dig in an innovate and
regain at least parity if not the lead, because it is good for the
industry for Intel to have serious competition, but while Intel could
make money and survive as second best to AMD, AMD can't make any money
as second best to Intel...


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