AWS bets on more AMD servers
AMD expands its T3a portfolio with new servers powered by AMDs Epyc server chips. In this way, the cloud specialist wants to give his customers more choice.
AMD continues to grow in popularity in data centers and the cloud. AMD now announces the wide availability of AMD Epycpus in its EC2 T3a offeri... Read more
AMDs jumps to ten percent server market share
AMD can look forward to a market share of ten percent in the market of the server carcass. This suggests a report by Digitimes, which, among other things, considers the impact of 7 nm Epyc to be important.
Intel sees AMD continue to nibble at its server monopoly. Digitimes knows that. By 2020, the m... Read more
AMD and Nvidia struggle with declining demand for GPUs
AMD and Nvidia are still struggling with declining demand for their GPUs. At the beginning of 2018, the companies produced an extra large number of GPUs in order to be able to respond to the increased popularity of cryptic currency. The collapse of this market is now creating a surplus, making it mo... Read more
Microsoft launches Azure instances powered by AMD chips
Microsoft has announced that a new computing instance is available for Azure. This new instance has been made suitable for databases, Hadoop clusters and other analytical workloads. One of the functions that distinguishes the Lsv2 series from other options within the Microsoft cloud is the chip that... Read more
AMD challenges Intel with 7nm Epyc demonstration
AMD plans to launch new versions of its Epyc and Ryzen processors in the middle of this year. At CES, the company shows how the 7 nm chips present Intel with a major challenge.
AMD is fully on track with the development of its second generation Epyc server processors. That's what CEO Lisa Su says at... Read more
Finland plant AMD Epyc Rome 200.000-core supercomputer
The Finnish IT Center for Science (CSC) has announced that they will build a supercomputer around 3,125 AMD 64-core Epyc Rome processors. This gives a total of 200,000 cores with a peak performance of 6.4 petaflops. The supercomputer is part of a two-stage plan.
The first phase of the plan is a Bull... Read more
TSMC inaugurates IBM and challenges Intel within data center segment
Chip manufacturer TSMC is about to receive a major order from IBM. These are specifically premium server chips for their latest mainframes. Together with AMD, TSMC wants to give smart Intel the edge with its 7 nm chips.
Intel today supplies 96 percent of the chips in data center servers according to... Read more
Investigators find seven new Meltdown and Spectre attacks
A team of nine investigators claims to have detected seven new CPU attacks. The attacks affect AMD, ARM and Intel CPUs at various levels. Two of the attacks appear to be variations of Meltdown, the other five are variations of Spectre. That's what ZDNet reports.
Meltdown and Spectre were unveiled a... Read more
AMD shows Epyc Rome with radical design and strong performance gains
AMD is enjoying Intel's loss of momentum to get back on track. With the Epyc server chips, it breaks the Xeon hegemony of Intel and Epyc Rome promises a big step forward to reassure doubters.
AMD has revealed new details about Epyc Rome (Zen 2 architecture), the new server chips that are baked for ... Read more
Intel processors face new side-channel vulnerability
Intel processors are facing a new vulnerability. This enables attackers to leak encrypted data from the CPU's internal processes. The vulnerability was named PortSmash and was discovered by a team of five academics from Finland and Cuba.
The researchers state that every CPU is designed with a Simult... Read more