From: Robert Myers on
MitchAlsup wrote:

> Also note: if you look at the volume of chips that go into servers and
> other big iron, it represents an aftenoon in the FAB per year compared
> to the desktop and notebooks,... A profitable afternoon, but not big
> enough for an Intel nor AMD to alter design team directions.

If you are Google, though, you can make your own rules, if you want to
badly enough:


But an earlier Times story indicated that Agnilux [recently acquired by
Google] was brewing "some kind of server."


If anyone has the incentive to build a no-frills, low-power chip that
can afford to wait, if necessary, it would be Google.

Data centers may not account for much chip volume, but they sure do
gobble electricity.

From: "Andy "Krazy" Glew" on
On 4/25/2010 12:05 PM, Robert Myers wrote:
> On Apr 25, 1:55 pm, "Andy \"Krazy\" Glew"<ag-n...(a)>
> wrote:
>> Urgh!!!! I am having a conversation with amateurs who aren't even aware of the basics of power management.
> It isn't like you to make it personal.
> Robert.

My apologies. You can probably tell that I have painful memories of similar conversations from my time at AMD.