[Beowulf] More AMD rumors

Jonathan Aquilina eagles051387 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 19 06:45:06 PST 2012


Question becomes is how is the graphics card division doing. I think that
is what is keeping them a float.

On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 3:43 PM, Robert G. Brown <rgb at phy.duke.edu> wrote:

> On Mon, 19 Nov 2012, Douglas Eadline wrote:
>
> >
> > Though not formally announced, Semiaccurate seems to have learned
> > that AMD is leaving the X86 server business.
> >
> >
> http://semiaccurate.com/2012/11/19/amd-kills-off-big-cores-kaveri-steamroller-and-excavator/
>
> Hi Doug,
>
> Sad, but not surprising at the moment.  I benchmarked a four core i7
> against an eight core AMD FX, and the former literally blew the pants
> off of the latter -- out to eight parallel tasks!  Faster AND better
> scaling.  I would have hoped that AMD would dig in an innovate and
> regain at least parity if not the lead, because it is good for the
> industry for Intel to have serious competition, but while Intel could
> make money and survive as second best to AMD, AMD can't make any money
> as second best to Intel...
>
>     rgb
>
> >
> > --
> > Doug
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