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Over the weekend Barron’s put out a piece touting AMD’s chances of taking share in the mainstream server market that belongs to Intel with its SeaMicro microserver acquisition, a development that would tickle its tiny stock price, if it ever happened. But even the thought of it, althou...
Once upon a time, children – though this might sound like a fable, it’s a true story – little AMD scared the bejesus out of mighty Intel and forced it to change all it’s carefully laid 64-bit server chip plans. Until it did AMD ruled the server roost and made a little money. Then A...
"By widening the scope of collaboration under The Linux Foundation, the Xen Project community can set the bar even higher for innovation," said Peder Ulander, VP of Open Source Solutions at Citrix, as Citrix and The Linux Foundation today announced that open source community developmen...
Xyratex, the UK data storage house that spun out of IBM in a management buy-out 20 years ago, is now a strategic supplier to AMD, which picked the Brit’s OneStor Modular Enclosure as a building block for its Big Data and storage-intensive solutions. The Xyratex widgetry has been opti...
AMD’s SeaMicro SM15000 x86-based micro server has been certified for the Rackspace Private Cloud, which simplifies the management of large pools of compute, storage and networking resources using OpenStack. The so-called “Nova in a Box” and “Swift in a Rack” reference architectures a...
AMD is within two months or so or productizing Roadrunner, a system conceived on a turkey sandwich napkin over lunch in New York City to suit the needs of giant financial services companies like Fidelity and Goldman Sachs, which are working with AMD to spec it out and are currently eva...
Um, something happened this week you ought to know about. Facebook blew up the traditional monolithic server – and lit charges under the entire $55 billion-a-year server industry. GigaOm was first to say it that way and it may turn out to be true so it bears repeating. Facebook, ...
AMD Monday charged four former managers from its Boxborough, Massachusetts facility including its erstwhile VP of strategic development Robert Feldstein with looting its files and taking more than 100,000 confidential documents with them to new jobs at graphics rival Nvidia last year. ...
What with PC demand eroding, AMD is following Intel in cutting back on chips. It’s going to have to pay Globalfoundries, its manufacturer since it sold it its plants, $320 million not to make too many processors. AMD has also started using Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company...
AMD Tuesday denied a Reuters report saying the semiconductor shop hired JP Morgan to “explore options,” citing three unnamed sources “familiar with the situation.” The news wire said the financially flagging company might sell its patents and that the “outright sale” of the company w...
AMD has hinted for months that it was going to adopt the ARM architecture and last week in the middle of a blackout that turned New York and the stock market dark it disclosed its plans to make ARM’s smartphone and tablet widgetry into a server platform for use in the cloud and mighty ...
AMD is going to make “significant” layoffs, possibly amounting to 10%-20% of the company’s workforce, according to what the Wall Street Journal called “a person familiar with the situation.” All Things Digital puts the number closer to 30%. The Journal suspects that the company, whi...
AMD is going to squeeze into what it calls the performance tablet market with a new low-power 40nm Z-60 APU for Windows 8 platforms that has a two-core CPU running at 1GHz. The chip, codenamed Hondo and really meant for notebooks or netbooks, has a thermal design envelop of 4.5W. It r...
After the market closed in New York Thursday AMD warned that its Q3 wasn’t going to cut the mustard. Hoping against hope for better results AMD waited until the last minute to take down its guidance. Intel saw the handwriting on the wall in September and figured things weren’t going ...
AMD said Monday that it’s going to contribute to the Sumatra OpenJDK Project, which is focused on bringing heterogeneous computing capabilities to Java for server and cloud environments. Sumatra will explore how the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), as well as the Java language and APIs, m...
AMD finds itself in the increasing novel situation – sorta like Microsoft with its promised Surface tablets – of possibly competing against its OEMs with a system – and not just a box with Intel chips in it – which is novel enough, imagine AMD selling Intel chips – but a complete plug-...
AMD has poached the director of Apple’s mobile-focused Platform Architecture Group Jim Keller, credited with architecting several generations of the ARM-based chips found in the iPad, iPhone, iPod and Apple TV. It will be Keller’s second go-round at AMD. He was there years ago workin...
AMD, which has been suggestively flitting about ARM for months without committing, finally has – but not in the conventional way. It’s going to license ARM’s one-core Cortex-A5 smartphone processor and develop an x86 security processor using the A5’s TrustZone technology, which cordo...
"I finally registered for #CloudExpo," tweeted Michael Baylor (@CloudVisions) Monday. "It's now official," he added, "everyone on the planet is going to be there." Baylor was just one of thousands of IT professionals who are using Twitter right now to connect with other like-minded ...
MIPS Technologies, the coulda-been-great processor house that’s down-on-the-heels for the umpteenth time, has reportedly hired Goldman Sachs to find a buyer. Bloomberg say it got it from “people with knowledge of the decision” and apparently the search is already weeks-old. MIPS’ lar...
AMD says it’s got a new Opteron for dedicated web hosting. The 3200 Series is part of the company’s Web/Cloud initiative. The single-socket widget is supposed to deliver up to 38% better price/performance and up to 19% less power per core than an Intel Xeon E3. The company says E...
We’re seeing a lot of changes in the IT landscape. Oracle buying its way into the Cloud, AMD wants in on the server business, Dell is no longer a PC company, and some legacy players are learning about the Cloud market the hard way (see: Harris Scraps Secure Public Cloud). Harris claims...
AMD is giving up what remains of its ownership of its manufacturing plants, turning its 8.8% position over to the Abu Dhabi owners of Globalfoundries. You saw this coming, right? AMD will keep getting its chips made by Globalfoundries under a new negotiated take-or-pay wafer pricin...
AMD said late Wednesday that it’s buying microserver start-up SeaMicro for $334 million. It means to pay $281 million in out-of-pocket cash and the remaining $53 million in its disrespected stock. If memory serves, AMD hasn’t bought much of anything since it impoverished itself buyin...
AMD said late Tuesday that its chief sales officer Emilio Ghilardi had left the company and that CEO and president Rory Read is going to do his job while a replacement is sought. AMD didn’t say why Ghilardi left but it’s assumed Read wants his own people. Read is relatively new to th...
AMD Thursday told financial analysts it’s gonna try not to become road kill by addressing the “trends around consumerization, the cloud and convergence” and switching to a new “ambidextrous” strategy that includes other people’s technologies and IP to deliver differentiated products su...
Wyse Technology, a provider of cloud client computing, on Tuesday announced the newest member of its top-performing Z class thin client family with the availability of the Wyse Z90DE7 thin client. Built on an extended hardware platform that includes a PCI express (PCIe) expansion slot,...
Wyse Technology, a provider of cloud client computing, on Monday announced the newest member of its top-performing Z class thin client family with the availability of the Wyse Z90DE7 thin client. Built on an extended hardware platform that includes a PCI express (PCIe) expansion slot, ...
Virtualization Review today announced that cloud client computing products from Wyse Technology have been named Winner and Preferred Products in the 2012 Virtualization Review Readers Choice Awards. Wyse Z90 is Winner in the Thin/Zero Client Computing category, and Wyse Xenith Pro was...
AMD has named Rajan Naik chief strategy officer, reporting to CEO Rory Read. Naik, 40, was a partner in McKinsey’s technology practice. His charter will embrace both the company’s short- and long-term strategy development, including market opportunities, strategic partnerships and in...
A couple of months late, as is its time-honored fashion, AMD Monday wheeled out its 16-core Interlagos server chip, based on its new long-awaited Bulldozer architecture and formally christened it the Opteron 6200. There’s also the Valencia, a smaller low-power eight-core chip now off...
As soon as the market closed Thursday, AMD said it was going to lay off 1,400 people, upwards of 10% of its worldwide staff. Seems they are the wrong people and it wants to trade them in for people who can get it into low power, the cloud and emerging markets, all deemed more profita...
AMD has finally found a replacement for ousted CEO Dirk Meyer ending a long seven-month executive search. It has hired Lenovo’s president and COO Rory Read, 49, as its CEO and president. He’s taking a job that Apple’s new CEO Tim Cook, Oracle co-president Mark Hurd and EMC COO – and ...
The top honchos at Abu Dhabi-controlled Globalfoundries, where AMD’s fabs had to go to live, are stepping down. CEO Doug Grose, inherited from AMD, will become a senior advisor to the company, replaced by interim CEO Ajit Manocha, a former Spansion exec, and COO, former Chartered CEO...
AMD is reportedly finding out that its ousted CEO Dirk Meyer is irreplaceable even if he didn’t have the most scintillating mobile strategy or even one at all. The company and its headhunters Heidrick and Struggles went looking for a pick-of-the-litter replacement and have been turned ...
Pretty much still an Intel loyalist, Dell admittedly acted out of character Monday and wheeled out a high-end AMD Magny-Cours server, claiming to have put more cores, more memory and more I/O in a humble little 2U than anyone ever has. It said it could not get its kind of 96-core den...
AMD is bidding a fond farewell to SVP, corporate strategy Marty Seyer and chief operations and administrative officer Robert Rivet, who will soon be going off to “pursue new opportunities” after the board suddenly fired CEO Dirk Meyer last month apparently because he didn’t have a mobi...
AMD, apparently unhappy with his performance, has bounced its president and CEO Dirk Meyer. It has named CFO Thomas Seifert interim CEO while AMD chairman Bruce Claflin mounts a search for Meyer’s replacement. Seifert, who joined AMD in 2009, reportedly doesn’t want the job permane...
AMD started shipping its very first hard-won Fusion chips to OEMs Tuesday. Those are the long-promised widgets that mate CPUs and DirectX11-compatible GPUs on a single die made possible by the company’s crippling $5.4 billion acquisition of ATI Technologies in 2006. It’s not clear wh...
AMD lost $118 million, 17 cents a share, on revenue of $1.62 billion, down 2% sequentially, up 16% year-over-year in the third quarter. It lost $128 million a year ago. After warning of summertime weakness like Intel and cutting its revenue forecast, the numbers came out better-than-...