IBM has cut a deal to offload semiconductor manufacturing to GlobalFoundries.
Microsoft isn’t taking the low-cost Chromebook threat lightly. Instead it’s working with partners to create $199 to $249 Windows laptops and it has enlisted HP’s help with the HP Stream 14. It even comes with cloud storage for 2 years, just like a Chromebook.
The PlayStation 4 is about to be released, but what will you be getting when you open that box?
Underdog chip company AMD reported a profit during its third quarter financial results in part because the Sony PlayStation 4 and the…
AMD SeaMicro SM15000 servers will power Verizon’s ambitious new enterprise cloud. This is more bad news for the traditional big server vendors who are seeing market share eaten away by “no name” boxes.
Lower-power servers are a trend, and so is server virtualization. Hence the arrival of ARM support on the Xen hypervisor, which could be a boon for webscale players.
AMD is following Intel into Chrome OS devices and Android tablets, breaking away from its Windows exclusivity. With another Microsoft hardware partner playing the field, the trend is clear: The times are a-changing!
If you want an HP Project Moonshot server, you can get one today. The question is many of the big, webscale companies HP is targeting are already building their own servers.
Intel has released its first Atom system on a chip aimed at the data center. The new SoC consumes 6 watts and has many enterprise-class features. But with ARM taking aim at the same market Intel has a totally different type of competition to worry about.
AMD, which has fallen behind its chief rival Intel in the x86 processor business, announced on Monday plans to make new 64-bit chips based on ARM’s chip technology that will target data center and cloud computing companies. AMD will continue to make x86 processors as well.
Apple is Samsung’s biggest chip buyer, but that didn’t stop Apple from hiring away a high-profile industry veteran from Samsung to come work for them. Such a move is bound to increase the growing tension between the two companies.
Got an AMD chip in your Windows PC? Then you just gained access to more than half a million Google Android apps thanks to an AMD partnership with Bluestacks. A virtualization app and website filled with Android titles can help bridge your mobile and desktop world.
Semiconductors, the building block of most of our technology products are the canary in the coal mine: if they are doing well, the future looks bright for tech sector. And when they are not, well future’s not so bright. Analysts are worried about chip-business these days.
Facebook has made waves by detailing its plans to use what an executive calls chips that have a cell-phone architecture in its future data centers. The social network plans to test such chips now and next year and will likely have them in production in 2014.
Will hyperscale data centers like those at Facebook, Google and Amazon be willing to adopt low power ARM or even Linux based multi core processors in their data centers?
As we move into the age of webscale and cloud computing the traditional data center architecture is blowing apart, according to execs of startups that have built new kinds of disruptive data center gear and software at the Structure conference on Wednesday in San Francisco.
We’re number 1! An IBM supercomputer topped the semi-annual list of the 500 top supercomputers for the first time in three years. Sequoia, an IBM BlueGene/Q System using 1,572,864 processor cores scored 16.32 petaflop/s on the Linpack Benchmark used to rate such things.
AMD has taken an ARM license, a huge step for the company. But in taking an ARM license, which gives AMD the ability to design ARM-based chips, AMD is targeting security — not phones or even servers.
Dell showed off a box that contains 48 ARM-based servers, joining others making boxes with processors that uses the same architecture as the chips inside your cell phone. The server consumes less power and could find a home in web servers and Hadoop clusters.
Intel and AMD are at it again. Intel could have bought SeaMicro, the energy efficient server vendor that recently got snapped up by AMD, but it decided to pass, said Diane Bryant, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Datacenter and Connected Systems Group.
AMD acquired low-power server maker SeaMicro in a move that says a lot about how low power is the new black and how the relationships and market dynamics between chip makers and server OEMs is transforming.
The compute and server world is changing rapidly, with webscale companies such as Facebook and Amazon dominating the web and creating new lines of business. With that comes change to the value chain of server and silicon companies, and we now stand at an inflection point that could alter the server market radically. One one side is the commodity hardware built around Intel’s x86 architecture, rich in history and powering 90 percent of the world’s servers. On the other lies the competition: ARM-based architectures put forth by new and existing chip companies and server makers. Which stands to win? We take a close look at both here.
Can ARM wrestle its way into the server market? Calxeda and HP think so. On Tuesday Calxeda launched its EnergyCore ARM server-on-a-chip (SoC), and the world’s largest server maker committed to building EnergyCore-based servers that will consume as little as 5 watts total.
The Open Compute Foundation’s new board of directors includes a big name from Intel, but not from AMD. And, Open Compute Project members so far include Dell but not HP. What vendors are in or out is of interest to data center pros.
The Open Compute Foundation, with directors including Andy Bechtolsheim, aims to bring more vendors to the Open Compute mix, make sure contributed IP is well tended, and foster the idea that open-source development — so important in software — can benefit the stodgy world of data center servers.
AMD says it has set a new record for the “highest frequency of a computer processor” by overclocking its 8-core AMD FX desktop processor. The chip had a top speed of 8.429 gigahertz on Aug. 31. The previous record was 8.308 GHz.
The future of data centers is not about performance. It’s about performance per watt. It’s about building a data center that uses less power, lowers operating costs and leaves a smaller carbon footprint.
Intel has purchased an Ethernet silicon company in a move that mimics the industry trend toward viewing the data center as the computer as computing becomes more distributed. Intel said on Tuesday it would buy Fulcrum Microsystems, a venture-backed company that’s 11 years old.
In the debate over the future of server hardware, it comes down to the need for highly efficient hardware using up a fraction of the space and a fraction of the power of legacy hardware solutions, versus the desire for more powerful options from existing manufacturers.
It’s an interesting collection of links today, most of which are focused on money — specifically, Google’s sky-high Q4 infrastructure spending and AMD’s continually dismal performance. There’s also a great analysis of the PaaS market post-Elastic Beanstalk and a look at Heroku’s recent security hole.
A government investigation into insider trading has, unsurprisingly, found its way into the mobile industry. Yesterday, four people — inclu…
AMD recently spilled the beans on an upcoming partnership with Apple during an AMD Financial Analyst Day presentation. Senior VP and Chief Sales Officer Emilio Ghilardi gave a presentation to analysts in attendance which confirmed Apple will be a hardware partner for its Fusion processing platform.
Bolstering the argument that money makes the world go ’round, Google’s earnings, and spending, were big news today, as is the third-quarter decrease in VC funding. AMD’s “better than expected” net loss and the prospect of cloud-caused job losses also garnered attention.
When it comes to computing platforms, the two most prevalent choices are Intel and AMD. What’s the difference between them? All things being equal, one is generally less expensive but offers more oomph while the other plods along slower but longer. Which is right for you?
Qualcomm (NSDQ: QCOM) said it will acquire certain assets from AMD’s handheld business, including graphics and multimedia assets, for $65 mi…