Four core servers and eight core servers are on the way, a senior man from AMD told an audience of system integrators here in Dublin this evening. But while they may be on the way, there’s no way he would tell the INQ when, where or in what shape they would, er, take shape.
Pat Patla, enterprise server manager of AMD USA told the system integrators that his firm had as much as a 20 per cent advantage compared to its competition. We don’t think he’s talking about Via, here.
Sixty four bit computing was just an evolutionary step for the X86 market, said Patla. It took eighteen years for 64 bit to reach the market. The right way he said, was looking at overall system architecture. AMD focused on directly connecting the memory to the CPU, and over 50 per cent of the cost of a server is memory, he said.