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    AMD confirms Xilinx acquisition, aims to be an HPC leader

    Deal will cost AMD $35bn in stock. Combined enterprise value approx $135bn.
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    Re: AMD confirms Xilinx acquisition, aims to be an HPC leader

    Wow, almost as much as Nvidias ARM acquisition.

    Although, which one will benefit the other more?

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    Re: AMD confirms Xilinx acquisition, aims to be an HPC leader

    I'd say this one (AMD) is slightly better. Imagine what AMD could do with FPGA style tech and their IP
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    Re: AMD confirms Xilinx acquisition, aims to be an HPC leader

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    Wow, almost as much as Nvidias ARM acquisition.

    Although, which one will benefit the other more?
    Both good but in different ways, either way AMD is now back at the big table again

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    Re: AMD confirms Xilinx acquisition, aims to be an HPC leader

    Story updated with the investor presentation slides just out

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    Re: AMD confirms Xilinx acquisition, aims to be an HPC leader

    AMD is a big guy out there, with huge experience in all fields, it is amazing the comeback it had against Intel, and now chewing on Nvidia as well.

    To me it does not matter who has the best of the best though or which brand I support or not, to me the competetion matters, for better prices and I would prefer most of all to roll a 1d2 to if getting whatever brand hardware, however.

    Currently CPU wise, AMD will be an all time winner due to if buying a mobo, it would last 3-4 generations of CPU's, that is a bit thing on my end that make me sway away from chosing Intel again, the price you pay for a new socket all the time.

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    Re: AMD confirms Xilinx acquisition, aims to be an HPC leader

    AMD did not want to be the cheap brand,and after this they certainly won't be!!

    I just hope they integrate this better than they did with ATI,which nearly scuppered the company.
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    Re: AMD confirms Xilinx acquisition, aims to be an HPC leader

    OMG PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Make a Ryzen 6990X with an FPGA on the package!!! <3 <3 <3

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    Re: AMD confirms Xilinx acquisition, aims to be an HPC leader

    Quote Originally Posted by ultrasbm View Post
    OMG PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Make a Ryzen 6990X with an FPGA on the package!!! <3 <3 <3
    I suppose a 6800X variant with one chiplet of CCD and one of fpga could be interesting. But Epyc packaging could be more interesting, allowing the FPGA to have its own dedicated ram channels. You would need someone like Microsoft bulk buying them to make it a viable product though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    I suppose a 6800X variant with one chiplet of CCD and one of fpga could be interesting. But Epyc packaging could be more interesting, allowing the FPGA to have its own dedicated ram channels. You would need someone like Microsoft bulk buying them to make it a viable product though.
    Imagine the possibilities

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    Re: AMD confirms Xilinx acquisition, aims to be an HPC leader

    Quote Originally Posted by ultrasbm View Post
    Imagine the possibilities
    The problem is the FPGA devices I have worked on have needed special IO connected up, as well as dedicated ram. The ram could be done with an HBM stack, the IO means hanging something off of PCIe.

    The other possibility is to look at it the other way up: embedding a Ryzen core or two in an FPGA. Would stomp the pair of ARM A9 hard cores I'm currently using in this Cyclone V.

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    Re: AMD confirms Xilinx acquisition, aims to be an HPC leader

    Another interesting idea: ...embedding a Ryzen core or two in a dedicated for mining-cryptocurrency FPGA

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    Re: AMD confirms Xilinx acquisition, aims to be an HPC leader

    Quote Originally Posted by John_Amstrad View Post
    Another interesting idea: ...embedding a Ryzen core or two in a dedicated for mining-cryptocurrency FPGA
    I believe crypto currencies have moved on to ASIC, so an FPGA won't be competitive.

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