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8/23/2012 05:43 PM EDT
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fergie1965
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re: New twist in Intel, ARM server war: Interconnects
fergie1965   9/22/2012 12:59:26 AM
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Just to clarify, the Xilinx parts are Cortex-A9, not ARM9. Certainly not the fastest Cortex-A9 parts you can get on the market, but it is the latest ARM instruction set (until ARMv8 devices enter market) so latest and greatest software will run on these Zynq devices.

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Alxx123   9/17/2012 10:22:35 PM
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Compete with ARM ? They are using ARM9 hardcores in the zynq chips

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goafrit   9/17/2012 7:46:43 PM
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AMD lacks execution strategy because they are not good in marketing. They have great technologies.

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goafrit   9/17/2012 7:45:57 PM
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Good to note Xilinx. Expect that company to move into mobile space in coming years and compete with ARM

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goafrit   9/17/2012 7:45:22 PM
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There is chance that ARM will give Intel a real fight. AMD is a toast and out of the picture.

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Alxx123   9/17/2012 12:43:14 AM
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Also looks like xilinx has a QPI interconnect and can put a vertex7 in a xeon socket http://press.xilinx.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=212763&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1733820&highlight=

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Alxx123   9/17/2012 12:08:04 AM
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Any word on optical pcie or other optical interconnects ? Altera and avago demoed an fpga with the optical transceivers built-in but still yet to hear any more about it. http://www.avagotech.com/pages/optical_fpga

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the lavender fan   8/27/2012 7:52:52 PM
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"In April it bought an interconnect group from Cray for $140." ---- Wow, that was dirt cheap. ;-) I guess the word "million" has been omitted.

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rick merritt   8/25/2012 6:16:23 AM
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I expect AMD will weigh in here before long with an interconnect based on technology acquired with SeaMicro

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interconnect Guy   8/24/2012 12:58:24 PM
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Intel is clearly has a plan for interconnect evolution,(IDF may give us more insight) with recent acquisitions, we will very likely see Ethernet (40G, 100G, 400G) and Infiniband continue to be the leaders. Both are a decade ahead on Bandwidth, latency is not a issue if your 4 to 10 times the data rate, (ie RapidIO is only 10G) Network Adapters and switches will be integrated into the processor or/and Chipset, and in many cases already are.

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