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AMD Delivers New Generation Opteron and Xeon "Ivy Bridge" Processors in SM15000 MSC

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AMD today announced the availability of three pioneering innovations that firmly cement the company as the leader in fabric computing, micro servers and data center technology. The first innovation is a new chassis, AMD's SeaMicro SM15000 server, which extends fabric-based computing across racks and aisles of the data center to connect to massive disk arrays supporting over five petabytes of storage capacity. In addition, AMD is announcing a new generation of compute cards for its industry-leading micro servers based on AMD Opteron and Intel Xeon "Ivy Bridge" processors. These innovations continue the AMD tradition of providing industry-leading density, power efficiency and bandwidth for tomorrow's data center.

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what to the who now? :eek:
 
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If you can't beat them join them... AMD is now selling stuff with Intel procs!?
 

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AMD needs to clear this up actually, sounds like an inaccuracy
 
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Or we are back in the old days again (80x86 era), lol.
 
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Freedom Fabric makes me want to vomit.


Is it a contingious memory address space? Or just BS marketing.


There they go with core counts again as if it means anything except in a few benchmarks and very specific situations.
 
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If you can't beat them join them... AMD is now selling stuff with Intel procs!?
AMD aquired a company (SeaMicro) that makes server/data center machines, all this is just business as usual for that branch ;)
The same way that ATi made chipsets for Intel when AMD merged with them.
 
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AMD needs to clear this up actually, sounds like an inaccuracy
In what way ?
SeaMicro use Xeon > AMD acquire SeaMicro > SeaMicro use Xeon and Opteron.

SeaMicro still have Intel platform customers they need to service, and I'm pretty sure AMD need SeaMicro to be a turnkey profitmaker while they attempt to gain a bigger profile in datacentre/microserver operations with Opteron.
 

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In what way ?
SeaMicro use Xeon > AMD acquire SeaMicro > SeaMicro use Xeon and Opteron.

SeaMicro still have Intel platform customers they need to service, and I'm pretty sure AMD need SeaMicro to be a turnkey profitmaker while they attempt to gain a bigger profile in datacentre/microserver operations with Opteron.
Nah this didnt make sense at first, but ya from another view point

Vehicles or brands that have been discontinued still need to be supported by the original manufacturer

Example

Mercury- Ford Parts-other than body panels
Saturn- Supported by Chevrolet Parts- other than body panels
Pontiac- Supported by Chevrolet Parts- other than body panels

just making sense of the matter
 
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Example
Mercury- Ford Parts-other than body panels
Saturn- Supported by Chevrolet Parts- other than body panels
Pontiac- Supported by Chevrolet Parts- other than body panels
Not quite the same. Mercury is/was a division of Ford, and Saturn was a Pontiac subsidiary. Pontiac and Chev of course are both divisions of GM.

A closer analogy would be BMW buys Rolls Royce and continues making the Phantom rather than axing it in favour of a long wheelbase 120D ;)
 

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Not quite the same. Mercury is/was a division of Ford, and Saturn was a Pontiac subsidiary. Pontiac and Chev of course are both divisions of GM.

A closer analogy would be BMW buys Rolls Royce and continues making the Phantom rather than axing it in favour of a long wheelbase 120D ;)
I was just making the anology that the parts in certain models could be used from other companies.
 
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:eek:
:roll:

New strategy revealed! Intel cant compete with intel! :rolleyes: wonder if it'll be cheaper
 

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He means AMD is smart by using Intel's success in their favor. intel does better = SeaMicro does better = AMD profits
 
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He means AMD is smart by using Intel's success in their favor. intel does better = SeaMicro does better = AMD profits
that's what i called with smart moves. epic win.. lol
 
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some of you not getting the fact AMD have a server division then, if customer a wants a micro server with intel or AMD cpu's in he will have no trouble getting it anywhere, they have bent to this difinative in order to sell more servers porbably via AMD seamicro division, im not in the procurement of IT trade but seems fair enough to me, this and amds latest dealings are an obviouse progression to be fair.
 

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From my understanding, this is a transition and like HumanSmoke said, some clients are serviced with Intel products until support is upgraded completely.
 
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At first the Topic title will throw people off.

AMD/Sea micro servers are using AMD and Intel processors.