Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th May 2008 21:29 UTC, submitted by irbis
AMD AMD had a bit of a setback with their Barcelona server processor, the company seems to have moved on. During a conference call today, the company laid out its plans for the server space for the coming years, putting 6 and 12 core processors on the horizon.
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AMD Roadmap
by poohgee on Thu 8th May 2008 12:07 UTC
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2005-08-13

Nothing big & exciting - but considering they are trying to survive (also mentioned in the AMD v Intel court cases on ars technica) it will hopefully be enough to gather strength i.e. money again .

I must say I haven't read of any really new things technologically from Intel or AMD .

AMD's Fusion should be cool ,but now quite a few years still away it seems .

Intel with all the money isn't bringing out anything drastically new in the next years either .

All really exciting things from either two are still a few years away .

How come everybody else in the chip industry is bringing out cool new things ,but AMD & Intel aren't ?

Is there no incentive to do new things for Intel in normal x86 computing ?

Also ,what about the chip partnerchip between AMD & IBM (? & Toshiba) - I expected more to come from that .

Edited 2008-05-08 12:08 UTC

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RE: AMD Roadmap
by WereCatf on Thu 8th May 2008 12:14 in reply to "AMD Roadmap"
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2006-02-15

How come everybody else in the chip industry is bringing out cool new things ,but AMD & Intel aren't ?

Just wait til people start licensing the memristor technology from HP! I do bet things will start looking pretty interesting then ;) Also, it should apply to quite a lot of things, not only to processor technology but to storage, memory, various chipsets..It is probably a few years away though.

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RE[2]: AMD Roadmap
by segedunum on Thu 8th May 2008 13:07 in reply to "RE: AMD Roadmap"
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2005-07-06

Just wait til people start licensing the memristor technology from HP!

Well, it blurs the lines completely between RAM and hard storage, and that really is pretty interesting.

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RE[2]: AMD Roadmap
by kaiwai on Thu 8th May 2008 15:33 in reply to "RE: AMD Roadmap"
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2005-07-06

How come everybody else in the chip industry is bringing out cool new things ,but AMD & Intel aren't ?

Just wait til people start licensing the memristor technology from HP! I do bet things will start looking pretty interesting then ;) Also, it should apply to quite a lot of things, not only to processor technology but to storage, memory, various chipsets..It is probably a few years away though.


Then again, it might be closer than we think. Depending on the election in the US, we might see a renewed effort by the US administration on encouraging investment into bleeding edge technologies such as memristor - which could mean coming on stream a lot earlier.

Even with that being said, there are new things coming out at record speed; what we think could be 2 years ago - in a few months, a technology might be developed to bring it from 2 years to 6 months. Having lived through 16 years of technology improvement, I don't doubt the will of the market place and the drive of the capitalist to want to come up with a better widget.

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RE: AMD Roadmap
by Wes Felter on Thu 8th May 2008 19:41 in reply to "AMD Roadmap"
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2005-11-15

Fusion is "cool", but that's the only benefit I can see from it. Instead of having a low-end GPU in the chipset, you'll have a low-end GPU in the processor. Shrug.

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RE: AMD Roadmap
by MamiyaOtaru on Sat 10th May 2008 02:24 in reply to "AMD Roadmap"
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2005-11-11

Intel with all the money isn't bringing out anyhing drastically new in the next years either .

I'm pretty excited about Nehalem. Quickpath and no more FSB should be nice. Of course, since that's basically how AMD has done it for years, one could easily say it isn't drastically new.

Perhaps the dynamic overclocking? I'm a little shaky on the details, but apparently if there is a thread running that is chewing up CPU, one of the cores can be overclocked and the other(s) shut off to keep the whole thing within normal thermal limits.

Maybe someday Larrabee will be something ;)

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