Intel was expected to start rolling out its "Sandy Bridge" Xeon E5 processors last fall, perhaps around September and then by the end of the year. And it is a good thing for Intel that this didn't happen. In the second quarter ended in June, Intel's Data Center Group – which includes processors, chipsets, motherboards, and other …
The Intel boys must be feeling quite smug what with AMD turning in a worse Q2 (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/07/09/amd_q2_2012_numbers_preliminary/).
Re: In comparison....
Everybody gets their turn in this business.
Mainframes did. Proprietary minis did. Unix did. Windows and Linux may or may not before we all retire, and Intel has so much on its side. But ARM is a very, very serious threat.
Or so I hope lest I die of boredom.
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