Cloud computing’s impact on chip and hardware design

1 Summary

Cloud computing is shaking up the worlds of computer design and microprocessor-chip design, and its related concepts and business models have changed both industries, possibly forever.

In the near future we will see a division between the traditional players (typified by Intel and AMD) that stick with their existing product lines and a separate group of nontraditional players (Tilera and others) that start fresh in order to make the world’s microprocessor chips as efficient as possible. This report examines some of the most important trends and technologies influencing this space right now.