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AMD is hoping that its next move in the server space will bring it success in the massive two-socket market. In a conference call with reporters and analysts after his company released its fourth-quarter 2009 financial results, AMD president and CEO Dirk Meyer cited figures that identified the two-socket arena as where "75 to 80 …

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I love AMD to bits but...

I want 4 sockets and more. Can someone lower the heat output on CPUs so much so that we can start stacking them? Twin towers of 4 6-8 core CPUs in a 1U pizza box. I've got some video encoding to do if I'm going to support HTML5 everywhere...

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Re: I love AMD to bits but...

AMD will still have something for you but it will probably cost more if the market reacts as AMD predicts.

The belief is that Magny-Cours will consolidate much of the 4-socket market (currently 4 sockets, 16 threads) to 2-sockets (M-C will provide 2-sockets, 24 threads) - we will soon see.

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were?

were in a monopolistic environment? still are as far as I can tell. AMD should of been paid 5-10x what Intel paid them. Intel wrote that payment off in one quarter, YEARS of damage written off in one quarter. That is not a deterrent to not do those things again, it's an encouragement.

As for stacking 4 socket systems in 1U systems this has been available for some time now from some vendors - supermicro for example - http://www.supermicro.com/Aplus/system/1U/1041/AS-1041M-T2.cfm

Or go with quad socket blades for better power efficiency. For me, the premium paid for quad socket is not worth the cost, would rather have two dual socket.

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"Sock it to Intel"?

Ah, laddie, you missed a wonderful pun. Surely it should read "Socket to Intel"?

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LLet us hope that things go well for AMD

- this is a market in which more competition and more significant players are desperately needed !...

Henri

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