Opteron A1100 chips support up to eight 28nm Cortex A57 cores
AMD began sampling its Opteron A1100 64-bit ARM processors (codenamed “Seattle”) last month, the chipmaker announced during its first quarter financial results conference call Thursday. Hailing it as a key milestone “in our ambidextrous strategy,” AMD CEO Rory Read said that the company planned to begin shipping the chips in the final quarter of 2014.
AMD's foray into ARM-based server SoCs begins with the Opteron A Series
A milestone has been reached in Sunnyvale less than a month into 2014. Chip designer AMD formally introduced its first 64-bit ARM-based server system-on-chip (SoC) previously codenamed "Seattle" and now called Opteron A1100. The chip is fabricated using a 28-nanometer process technology and is the first of its kind from an established server vendor. Along with the new SoC, AMD also unveiled a new development platform intended to make software design on the Opteron A1100 Series quick and easy.
25 pictures of cosplayers, booth babes, and more from PAX Prime 2013
PAX Prime, AKA the Penny-Arcade Expo that takes place in downtown Seattle, has become one of the biggest gaming expos in the world. Unlike E3, which is closed off to industry personnel, the event is completely open to the gaming public. Below are some Pax Prime 2013 pictures that include shots of the awesome booths, cosplayers, famous game designers, and more!
AMD is intent on recapturing the enterprise market.
Roadmaps have a way of leaking onto the web, so rather than fight the inevitable, AMD this week decided to publicly disclose its server strategy and related processor roadmap as it attempts to gain back market share in enterprise and data center server markets. The chip designer also disclosed details of its 2014 server portfolio, including "Warsaw," "Berlin," and "Seattle" parts due out next year.
As Netflix looks to move further away from DVD-by-mail rentals and focus more attention on its streaming service, GameFly is taking the exact opposite approach and continues to beef up its games-by-mail operations. The videogame equivalent of Netflix (minus the streaming capability), GameFly is adding a fifth distribution center to help serve its expanding membership. This newest one will land in Seattle.