AMD Hits Intel With Shanghai Surprise

The Register reports on AMD’s chipset plans for the HPC market:
“AMD plans to dish up a server platform based on a new chipset in the first half of 2009 – meanwhile, its 45 nanometre Shanghai processor will be released in the fourth quarter of this year. The chip maker made the announcements on Friday, just before the Intel Developer Forum kicked off in San Francisco. The new chipset is aimed at servers with multiple sockets to plug in additional server chips. AMD claimed the platform would improve performance through new virtualisation resources and support for HyperTransport 3.0 bus technology.” Full Story

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FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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