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Samsung snatches AMD server specialists

Samsung snatches AMD server specialists

This week there's a bit more action on the Samsung side of things as the electronics giant hires several AMD server specialists. These hires likely point toward a new focus in Samsung's processor focus, with former AMD vice president and until-Friday general manager of their server chip business Patrick Patla being Samsung's latest hire. Recruits to Samsung over the past year include several AMD titans from across the gamut, with chips for servers appearing to be the next aim of Samsung's SoC business.

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AMD Opteron 3200 Series targets low-power servers

AMD Opteron 3200 Series targets low-power servers

AMD may not have a particularly large market share in the chip market, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t nipping away at Intel’s heels. One area they’re hoping to gain more ground in is the server and dedicated hosting market. Today AMD announced a new chip series specifically aimed for those applications, the Opteron 3200.

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Google leaves data center servers in the dark

Google leaves data center servers in the dark

It sounds like some folks at Google are starting to go a little nuts over security. Apparently, Google is building a new data center in Silicon Valley and is so paranoid about security that it is said to be forcing the geeks working on the servers to work in the dark. As long as folks at Google don't start urinating in jars with Howard Hughes-style levels of paranoia, I guess this is okay.

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Intel launches Xeon E5-2600 server chips for cloud computing

Intel launches Xeon E5-2600 server chips for cloud computing

Intel has launched its Xeon E5-2600 server chips, which are designed to tackle web-based cloud computing. This market is estimated to have an annual growth of 33 percent through 2015 thanks to the proliferation of mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, for accessing the internet or otherwise requiring internet connectivity for cloud-based services.

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AMD buys SeaMicro to enter cloud server business

AMD buys SeaMicro to enter cloud server business

Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices has announced today that it is buying server startup SeaMicro for $334 million in a bold and surprising move to bolster its server business against long-time rival Intel. AMD has failed to secure a spot in the mobile space and now hopes to double down on its server business with SeaMicro, which specializes in highly dense and power-efficient servers for large-scale cloud computing.

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Tilera TILE-Gx puts 36-core PC on a half-height PCIe card

Tilera TILE-Gx puts 36-core PC on a half-height PCIe card

Multicore processor specialist Tilera has returned with a new "manycore" offering, the 36 and 16-core TILE-Gx 64-bit processors, promising grunt in line with the top-spec chips from Intel and AMD yet with power demands more akin to ultraportable notebooks. According to Tilera, just one TILE-Gx36-based server can outperform a Xeon-based system, despite using only one-fifth the power and one-eighth the space of its Intel-based counterpart.

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Google’s recycled paper mill datacenter uses seawater for green cooling

Google’s recycled paper mill datacenter uses seawater for green cooling

We all know that Google is big on green. The company has huge investments in solar power, wind power, and more green sources of renewable energy. This green push isn't something new at Google; it's been going on for years. Way back in 2009 Google bought an abandoned paper mill located in Hamina, Finland at a price right at $52 million. Placing a high-tech datacenter for a company as big as Google inside a 56-year-old abandoned paper mill seems very strange at first glance.

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Ivy Bridge-based Xeons a possibility from Intel in the spring

Ivy Bridge-based Xeons a possibility from Intel in the spring

The Xeon E5 launch earlier this year from chipmaker Intel could be possibly matched by a plethora of Ivy Bridge-based models soon to be released after, based on a tentative processor roadmap. After releasing 18 E5 chips based on the current Sandy Bridge architecture, Intel may be slated to have 11 Xeons arrive in the spring based on the new 2012 design, claimed Digitimes. Billed as Ivy Bridge-H2, these would include "Xeon E3 chips like the E3-1290v2 in bulk costs of $189 to $884, as well as E5s from $192 to $1,440, one of which would be the E5-2470", according to Electronista.

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AMD outs Opteron 6200/4200 and Zurich cloud pipeline

AMD outs Opteron 6200/4200 and Zurich cloud pipeline

AMD has revealed its latest Opteron processor line-up, offering up to 16 cores and 84-percent more performance than rival chips, while also previewing its 2012 compact server offerings for smaller, more energy-efficient data centers. The new AMD Opteron 6200 and 4200 Series have their focus resolutely set on new cloud implementations, demanding half the power per core of their predecessors and cutting price and space by a third.

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HP Project Moonshot reveals low-power Redstone ARM servers

HP Project Moonshot reveals low-power Redstone ARM servers

HP's home PC group may be struggling to find its place in the segment, but the company's more business-centric arm is having no such quandries: HP has just launched Project Moonshot, intended to dramatically slash power consumption by using CPU-stuffed chips like ARM's Calxeda. The densely packed processors mean HP can squeeze over 2,800 servers into a single HP Redstone Server Development Platform rack unit, demanding up to 89 percent less energy and 94 percent less space.

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