Skip to comments.BREAKING NEWS: AMD Teams Up with ARM to Transform the Datacenter Industry.
Posted on 10/29/2012 5:45:17 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Advanced Micro Devices and ARM Holdings on Monday announced initiative that promises to change the datacenter industry. Under the terms of the agreement, AMD will offer datacenter-class microprocessors based on both ARM and x86 architectures. The first AMD Opteron chips based on the ARM architecture and AMD/SeaMicro Freedom fabric are projected to emerge in 2014.
"AMD led the data center transition to mainstream 64-bit computing with AMD64, and with our ambidextrous strategy we will again lead the next major industry inflection point by driving the widespread adoption of energy-efficient 64-bit server processors based on both the x86 and ARM architectures. Through our collaboration with ARM, we are building on AMD's rich IP portfolio, including our deep 64-bit processor knowledge and industry-leading AMD SeaMicro Freedom supercompute fabric, to offer the most flexible and complete processing solutions for the modern data center," said Rory Read, president and chief executive officer at AMD.
AMD's Opteron microprocessors based on x86 and ARM architectures will integrate high-performance production-proven Freedom fabric originally designed at SeaMicro. The Freedom can connect thousands of processor cores, memory, storage and input/output traffic with up to 1.28Tb/s (160GB/s) speed. SeaMicros fabric supports multiple processor instruction sets, which makes it compatible with both AMD x86 and ARM technologies.
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Things are changing.
Sounds like they’re taking a RISC
It just a bunch of circuits arranged in some manner.
I dunno... it sounds like a MIPS IV+ might be better. (Not having the clutter of x86, plus a uniform instruction-set.)
Things are changing.
Yes they are..
160GB a blink is moving the old data along purty good.. I remember the old days, 4K on a good day o the bus .. 50 bits a sec on the old TTY, 110 going downhill..
When will it become self-aware?
2014 is an eternity in their business. AMD may be bankrupt by then.
This is really a big deal. The Freedom Fabric is breaking down the barriers between individual systems. I can only imagine how this will change the Virtual environment.