Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Nov 2012 22:24 UTC
AMD "Advanced Micro Devices has hired JPMorgan Chase & Co to explore options, which could include a potential sale, as the chipmaker struggles to find a role in an industry increasingly focused on mobile and away from traditional PCs, according to three sources familiar with the situation." Woah. Bad news for competition in the x86 space.
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RE[3]: AMD + Sun
by ze_jerkface on Thu 15th Nov 2012 06:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: AMD + Sun"
ze_jerkface
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The problem is that dealing with a few ARM related bugs or issues will offset any power savings. There are enough issues with running LAMP stacks on alternative distros, toss in the ARM factor and the problem becomes exponentially worse.

I could see a company like Google looking into ARM since they run server farms and manage their own OS but don't expect the typical corp to have any interest. ARM power savings are more meaningful to mobile devices, for servers you're talking about turning off a few lightbulbs. It's peanuts for the typical corp.

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