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AMD Announces SeaMicro SM15000 Server Citrix Ready

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I still don't understand why amd bought this.
 
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I still don't understand why amd bought this.
Most likely for smaller/medium size business customers. Not every company that needs servers is a huge corporation.
 
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Most likely for smaller/medium size business customers. Not every company that needs servers is a huge corporation.
So you are saying amd bought a micro server company just to sell its opteron processors. If so that must be a long term investment.
 
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There must have been some technology patents or something that they held that AMD wanted or needed.
 
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With all the negative press amd has recieved lately...... Businesses gonna be nervious investing in their hardware inspite of its benefits.
 
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I still don't understand why amd bought this.
what gave amd an edge in the athlon64 days was was not just the superior cpu but their hypertransport technology at the time along with the first opterons, so now that's the plan, without high bandwidth and low latency solutions between the cores no matter how powerful the cores are the server would be worthless, and since amd didnt invest in a replacement for hypertransport this is a must if they plan to stay in the server business. Not to mention their outdated chipset I/O. Now they have a pretty good echo system they just need better x86cores
 

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I still don't understand why amd bought this.
Do some work in a Virtual desktop environment designed to hold 100's and you will understand.

Businesses hate spending money on hardware and people to maintain said hardware, usually cheaper to offload that to businesses that specialise in running servers.
 
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I feel like I am the center of attention on this thread. ...dont like it...