AMD to make server chips by embracing both x86 and ARM instruction set
AMD said it has made substantial improvements in compute per-watt per-dollar and total cost of ownership. AMD has disclosed its 2014 server processor portfolio including ARM server processor. AMD Opteron code named “Kyoto,” feature integrated CPU and GPU compute (APU) offerings substantial improvements in compute per-watt per-dollar and total cost of ownership.
“Our strategy is to differentiate ourselves by using our unique IP to build server processors that are particularly well matched to a target workload and thereby drive down the total cost of owning servers. This strategy unfolds across both the enterprise and data centers and includes leveraging our graphics processing capabilities and embracing both x86 and ARM instruction sets,” said Andrew Feldman, general manager of the Server Business Unit, AMD. “AMD led the world in the transition to multicore processors and 64-bit computing, and we intend to do it again with our next-generation AMD Opteron families.”
The 64-bit CPU code named “Seattle,” based on ARM Cortex-A57 cores is schedules to be launched in 2014.