Re: Let's recall the other definition of MIPS
I'd like to think Amazon are serious about supporting ARM. But designing chips is not their core business, unless it gives them a significant advantage
There's a significant advantage for Amazon here, and it's not just cost control (the opportunities for savings are huge).
In short, they have the advantage of leverage. Intel are a huge supplier. They now have to cut their own costs to the bone or face a major customer moving to a rival platform. Worse, Amazon moving to Arm would be a major signal to the marketplace that Arm has come of age and is now a significant threat to Intel.
That's leverage that can get Intel to bend to Amazon's will, should they want it. They could, in theory, have significant impact on the way that Intel develop their processors over the next few years. Or, they could go their own way and, if they chose to, make a significant chunk of people decide x64's day in the sun is over.
My thoughts anyway. And Paris, because what do I know?