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2/29/2012 09:47 PM EST
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Dave.Dykstra
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Dave.Dykstra   2/29/2012 10:56:04 PM
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Certainly an interesting way in which to increase product sales. That's got to cause some serious issues for sales people who get their checks from one company but are selling product containing chips from their primary competitor.

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eewiz   3/1/2012 3:16:38 AM
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Awesome job Seamicro. 334m$ in around 4 years! Shows that great opportunities are still out there to do a successful startup in semi space. You just needs to find em. :)

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goafrit   3/1/2012 2:25:38 PM
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Congrats to Seamicro. For AMD, hope they can get a direction soon. This is taking too long to define itself.

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TarraTarra!   3/1/2012 5:06:56 PM
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Good exit for Seamicro. I don't believe they stood a chance as an independent system company. For AMD, being able to integrate the seamicro fabric into their low power parts will give it an edge over Intel in the "Cloud Datacenter" space. With Intel buying the Infiniband unit of Qlogic it appears that both these CPU vendors are looking at integrating a fabrics into their designs. Changes are afoot! It will interesting to see how this plays out. This also validates what the ARM server guys like Calxeda/AppliedMicro are trying to do - the future innovations are outside of the CPU now.

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yalanand   3/3/2012 1:09:59 PM
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Its interesting to know that AMD would continue to support the Intel-based servers and their customers. Curious to know why Intel didn't make a bid to acquire SeaMicro ?

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t.alex   3/4/2012 1:06:38 AM
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What does microserver mean? Lowerpower?

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elctrnx_lyf   3/4/2012 5:24:31 PM
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I do have this question but I'm assuming at this point is that building a big server using multiple low power processors could be a micro server. Anyway I'm happy for AMD about this acquisition.

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TarraTarra!   3/5/2012 6:36:49 AM
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Microserver refers to the form-factor. Traditional servers have had 1-2 processors in a 1u pizza box rack. Micro-servers try to pack many more - yes lower power processors into the same space.

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KB3001   3/7/2012 3:04:17 PM
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This could turn out to be a very smart move by AMD.

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Theckyam   12/10/2012 5:06:26 PM
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Smart movemove,AMD. At least the company has a strong vision if not direction - appreciate it.

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