AMD is ARMed for ambidextrous computing

Subject: General Tech | May 5, 2014 - 03:46 PM |
Tagged: amd, arm, seattle

While you are awaiting Josh's take on the announcements from AMD this morning you can get a brief tease at The Tech Report, who will also likely be updating their information as the presentation progresses.  You can read about the chip bearing the code-name K12 here, though there is no in depth information as of yet.  You can also check out the stats on a server powered by ARM Cortex-A57 CPU also known as the Opteron A1100 or Seattle.  Keep your eyes peeled for more information on our front page.

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"At a press event just now, AMD offered an update on its "ambidextrous" strategy for CPUs and SoCs. There's lots of juicy detail here, but the big headline news is that the company is working on two new-from-scratch CPU core designs, one that's compatible with the 64-bit ARMv8 instruction set ISA and another that is an x86 replacement for Bulldozer and its descendants."

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May 5, 2014 | 04:42 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

AMD...my card is faulty...never again.

May 5, 2014 | 04:49 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Lots of jibber-jabben going on about the AMD ARM 64 bit ISA custom SOCs and x86 variants being pin compatable on the motherboard, don't know if this is true, but Tom's is saying: "ARM-based SoC that is pin compatible with AMD’s next-gen x86." AMD really needs to be looking at licensing IBM's power (not to be confused with PowerPC) IP/ISA/Designs, As IBM appears to be opening the power CPU IP up for ARM holdings type of Licensing. AMD's brand new from the ground up reworking of its x86 designs looks to be promising! With Samsung and GlobalFoundries fabbing power8 server chips for IBM and anyone who Licenses the power8 designs, I would be giving power8 a serious look, google sure is, with a refrence server motherboard already in hand for testing server workloads. AMD needs to, through its SeaMicro division, offer servers based on whatever CPUs the server customers want, this is a money maker for AMD. AMD going more than ambidextrous with, Power8, x86, and ARM 64 bit, will give them more options than Intel, or Nvidia, and I could see Nvidia getting on the Power8 side even more than they are now, since Nvidia never could get that x86 license that it wanted for its original Denver project(see S/A, and Anandtech articles).

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