Design Con 2015
Breaking News
News & Analysis

HP Signals Itaniumís Decline

High-end x86 servers foreshadow shift
12/2/2014 08:30 AM EST
7 comments
NO RATINGS
More Related Links
View Comments: Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
goafrit
User Rank
Manager
Re: Where
goafrit   12/6/2014 3:45:42 PM
NO RATINGS
>> But some call their rack systems empty calories because they say they often come depopulated of processors and mempory that the big Web data cetners buy directly.

The business model must not necessarily be same as the U.S. counterparts. For the simple fact they have broken into these web companies turf, that is progress to then. I am not sure FB and Google will rely on processors from Foxconn because these companies do not make any. However, they have skills in assembling things and if you buy and give them, they can do that job fine. That is a business model.

goafrit
User Rank
Manager
Re: Where
goafrit   12/6/2014 3:42:20 PM
NO RATINGS
>> True...FB and Google are building their own servers...perhaps this is just a business model change...engineers who built servers at HP now work for FB

It is a paradigm shift in the hardware industry unlike the software where we are increasingly having limited choices. Just imagine the choices to get a free email or a decent software that can work with many people. In software instead of that expected consolidation, the maturity of parts is making it easier for companies to take risks that could have cost them heavily in the past. They experiment, get better and they build their own internal systems. The WORST - they publish how online.

rick merritt
User Rank
Author
Re: Where
rick merritt   12/2/2014 6:47:03 PM
NO RATINGS
@goafrit Indeed, Quanta and Foxconn in Taiwan are becoming big server suppliers. But some call their rack systems empty calories because they say they often come depopulated of processors and mempory that the big Web data cetners buy directly.

krisi
User Rank
CEO
Re: Where
krisi   12/2/2014 3:05:01 PM
NO RATINGS
True...FB and Google are building their own servers...perhaps this is just a business model change...engineers who built servers at HP now work for FB

goafrit
User Rank
Manager
Re: Where
goafrit   12/2/2014 2:57:44 PM
NO RATINGS
>> Besides HP, which is its biggest customer for the chip, Itanium is also used in systems from Bull, Hitachi, Huawei, Inspur, and NEC.

The biggest threat to some of these legacy products or companies is the understanding of companies like Google and Facebook that they can make servers by buying off the shelf components without the cost model HP and others have relied upon. There are many competitors in this space and they are challenging companies like HP and they are bleeding capital.

goafrit
User Rank
Manager
Re: Where
goafrit   12/2/2014 2:55:52 PM
NO RATINGS
>> Where is HP going???

Broke into two with the hardware part finally sold to Lenovo in 8 years. American firms cannot manage the old traditional hardware business

krisi
User Rank
CEO
Where
krisi   12/2/2014 2:46:27 PM
NO RATINGS
Where is HP going???

Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed
Top Comments of the Week