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IBM makes pretty awesome server chips. But they cost (way more than) an arm and a leg.
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That's 32nm SOI vs 22nm SOI though, probably 9590 TDP would be half or something If it was ported to that process.

And have a quarter of the performance.

 

Much, much less than that for the workloads this processor is aimed at.

   
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And have a quarter of the performance.

Generally we are comparing apples to oranges (different ISA,process,generation etc). AMD could probably make something like 16 to 24 core excavator with that die and process and that would be no pushover. Regardless of performance, Intel (Xeon line) has dominated IBM in server area, though.
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How does this differ to say Knights Landing?
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I wonder what kind of yields they get out of the Manufacturing Process?
It seems like it would be a lot lower yield because each chip has so much room to make a mistake on.
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LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THE CHIP! O______________________O


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POWER servers begin near six-figures.....
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How does this differ to say Knights Landing?
Knights Landing (Xeon Phi) is a co-processor (or a VM on a manycore).

This is what Xeon competes against.
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Imagine having one in your keychain. It'd be so badass! biggrin.gif
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Due to a lack of understanding, why is it exactly 1) Intel is dominating this part of the market and 2) Why has big blue not been around in it?
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POWER servers begin near six-figures.....
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How does this differ to say Knights Landing?
Knights Landing (Xeon Phi) is a co-processor (or a VM on a manycore).

This is what Xeon competes against.

Sort of. The next Xeon Phis will be stand alone processors, but they're still competing with GPUs.

4P/8P Xeons E7s compete with lower end IBM servers, but they just don't scale up like these Power chips do. Sure you can have a Xeon cluster, but the interconnect will be a huge bottleneck in certain workloads, whereas you can get servers with dozens of tightly connected IBM CPUs.
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