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http://semiaccurate.com/2012/02/29/amd-buys-seamicro-and-what-a-buy-it-is/
http://247wallst.com/2012/02/29/amd-acquires-server-maker-amd-intc-armh/
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203986604577253501384154044.html
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That’s right, AMD just bought a company that builds servers using Intel chips. Both companies have been trying to compete with low-power servers based on chips from ARM Holdings plc (NASDAQ: ARMH). The so-called “micro-servers” cost less than standard servers, use less power, and can be installed essentially anywhere.

What does new AMD CEO Rory Read plan to do with SeaMicro and the company’s established relationship with Intel? Can AMD be planning to let SeaMicro continue to sell servers with Intel chips? Doesn’t seem likely in the long-run, but for the time being AMD may have no choice. Of course, Intel might have something to say about that too.

$5 AMD is going to make a Jaguar APU cluster server via Temash
Edited by Seronx - 2/29/12 at 12:31pm
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Maybe AMD will use Intel's 22nm Foundry to produce custom CPU's to be implemented within SeaMicro's infrastructure?
    
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I don't know what to think of this :? I hope they know what they're doing.
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Maybe AMD will use Intel's 22nm Foundry to produce custom CPU's to be implemented within SeaMicro's infrastructure?
Not going to happen ever AMD is purely IBM R&D process only and only GlobalFoundries can make the yield happen
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I don't know what to think of this :? I hope they know what they're doing.
AMD bought SeaMicro
http://www.seamicro.com/
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http://gigaom.com/2012/02/29/with-seamicro-buy-amd-doubles-down-on-servers/
^another source
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Not going to happen ever AMD is purely IBM R&D process only and only GlobalFoundries can make the yield happen

I don't think that for ultra low power servers they would be worried about yield as much as ultra low power consumption... but who knows, maybe they won't be worried about being 3 years or so behind the competition.
    
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I don't think that for ultra low power servers they would be worried about yield as much as ultra low power consumption... but who knows, maybe they won't be worried about being 3 years or so behind the competition.

What competition?

AMD in the low-end is not competiting with anyone..

Intel Atom does only 32b as far as I know
AMD Bobcat does 64b
AMD Jaguar does 64b
AMD ULV Trinity does 64b

No crippled parts but the topic isn't about process it is about SeaMicro and AMD

Temash and Clustering is my prediction

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Atoms can do 64 bit.
    
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I was talking about competing with ARM, and whoever decides to uses Intel's 22nm Fab...
    
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This is kinda odd. Its like coke buying a vending machine that only dispenses Pepsi products... Just doesnt make sense to me. Im sure they have a plan obviously and we should find out soon enough.
    
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