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    News - AMD purchases SeaMicro as part of a rather clever strategy

    Micro-server firm, SeaMicro, now part of AMD's Cloud strategy.
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    Re: News - AMD purchases SeaMicro as part of a rather clever strategy

    I think they might get a backlash if they still let ARM based server be sold, it would either have to be specifically AMDs own chips or everyones, else its on the fine border on anti competitive behaviour i would have thought anyways as it always seems common sense never makes it way into these areas (the commissions etc).

    Good decision regardless by AMD, their chips are extremely good for servers and yes Intel is actually going to have serious competition! I just hope AMD can back it enough
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    Re: News - AMD purchases SeaMicro as part of a rather clever strategy

    Well isn't it only anti-competitive if SeaMicro owned a large part of market share, but either way it is both clever and very risky

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    Re: News - AMD purchases SeaMicro as part of a rather clever strategy

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    Well isn't it only anti-competitive if SeaMicro owned a large part of market share, but either way it is both clever and very risky
    AMD says they will be still supporting the Intel products AFAIK.

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    Re: News - AMD purchases SeaMicro as part of a rather clever strategy

    Misread the article
    "Whilst it's expected that SeaMicro servers will continue to offer up ARM and MIPS based offerings in the future, Intel is off the table"

    So they will probably either sell none or all chips, seems silly to sell arm ones as you will be taking potential market share away from yourselves!
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    Re: News - AMD purchases SeaMicro as part of a rather clever strategy

    "We are accelerating AMD's transformation into an agile, disruptive innovator capable of staking a data centre leadership position,"
    "The unmatched combination of AMD's processing capabilities, SeaMicro's system and fabric technology, and our ambidextrous technology approach uniquely positions AMD with a compelling, differentiated position..."

    This guy needs to lay off the coffee and/or hallucinogens. An "agile, disruptive innovator?" What the actual fudge is that meant to mean?

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    Re: News - AMD purchases SeaMicro as part of a rather clever strategy

    Marketing b*****s

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    Re: News - AMD purchases SeaMicro as part of a rather clever strategy

    While this maybe a blow to Intel, surely wouldn't be too hard for Intel to roll out their own version?

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    Re: News - AMD purchases SeaMicro as part of a rather clever strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by Roobubba View Post
    "We are accelerating AMD's transformation into an agile, disruptive innovator capable of staking a data centre leadership position,"
    "The unmatched combination of AMD's processing capabilities, SeaMicro's system and fabric technology, and our ambidextrous technology approach uniquely positions AMD with a compelling, differentiated position..."

    This guy needs to lay off the coffee and/or hallucinogens. An "agile, disruptive innovator?" What the actual fudge is that meant to mean?
    Agile mean they have the ability to change quickly. Disruptive technologies are technologies which supplant existing ones - in this case it would be the change from classical servers to the new version. Ambidextrous means that they have more than one solution.

    It's a bit of a dig at intel who are completely stuck in a very old mindset when it comes to server technology. And yes, it's also marketing BS.

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    Re: News - AMD purchases SeaMicro as part of a rather clever strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikumba View Post
    While this maybe a blow to Intel, surely wouldn't be too hard for Intel to roll out their own version?

    Kimbie
    When was the last time intel did anything "new" well? Intel makes money on old technology at high prices - not cutting edge innovation that causes sweeping change. Anytime they attempt something new it normally ends up in failure. They are much more likely to dig in here instead of attempting to embrace the upstart tech.

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    Re: News - AMD purchases SeaMicro as part of a rather clever strategy

    couples nicely with AMD moving into ARM themselves - wouldn`t be a conflict then.

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