In Pictures: AMD Consolidates From 18 Datacenters To Just Two

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  • silverblue
    Interesting article. I've never heard of an Opteron 6389, though. :)
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  • houldendub
    Oh man what I would give to just walk around in there, just to see that cable management as well hrrrnnnffff *nerdgasm*
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  • ykki
    picture 6 is awesome!
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  • warezme
    If it is so modern, why are they still running Vista on their monitoring workstations?
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  • eriko
    Just waiting for an Nvidia fan-boi to jump on the 'green is good' comment....

    BTW, I'm not a fan-boi either way, just saying..
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  • mavikt
    I'm a bit surprised about the location they chose; In Sweden I think it was Google that placed a data centers faar up north to tap into the 'clean' electricity from water power, but also benefit from to cooler climate for cooling but then also be able to sell the surplus heat to warm houses.
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  • serhat359
    Is that Windows XP on the first picture?
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  • wolverine96
    Great steps forward for AMD. Sure, I use nVidia for graphics cards (I need them for CUDA rendering), but somebody has to compete with Intel!

    They should give everybody in town free hot water that was heated by AMD processors. Sounds like it would be tasty! (After you made it cold, of course!)
    I'm excited that AMD is keeping a datacenter in the USA!

    (By the way, eriko, green is an AMD color, too!)
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  • smeezekitty
    LOL at the tape backup
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  • Ragnar-Kon
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    If it is so modern, why are they still running Vista on their monitoring workstations?

    Obviously the monitoring is a web-based UI. So... why spend the money to upgrade workstations that run a web-based application?

    I'd be willing to bet the workstations they actually use for design are some sort of Unix-based operating system running high-end EDA software like Mentor Graphics. That said, maybe AMD uses a custom in-house EDA software solution, so I could be wrong.

    Also, holy tape batman.
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  • mikenygmail
    Fix the comments section for Best Graphics Cards for the Money already, it's getting to be ridiculous. Do you not want people to come to this site??
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  • Anonymous
    In picture 4 and 6, look at all those Antec 300's. Such a great computer case.
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  • cinnamon cider
    Great article :) A very nice read.
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  • chaosmassive
    on first picture, i noticed in lower left computer,
    is that a windows xp screen saver?
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  • Nada190
    That's cool.
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  • Jeffrey H
    I have to wonder if they take as much power as a House Hold Clothes Dryer, which takes 240 volts to some times 480 Volts, which I think is the same for these servers if they take 1.8 MW, that is tons of Juice, and about Servers that cost 1 Million Dollars.
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  • drowned
    And the irony that if they wanted even better power consumption figures they'd have Xeons.
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  • Darkk
    I am a hard core AMD user and have been ever since AMD K6 but until they get off their butts and produce serious energy efficient processors to complete with Intel's they are in a losing battle. They make great processors and best bang for the buck but long term TOC is higher in terms of energy cost. The data center consolidation will save money now but as time goes on they will lose money in energy usage.
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  • re-play-
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    I am a hard core AMD user and have been ever since AMD K6 but until they get off their butts and produce serious energy efficient processors to complete with Intel's they are in a losing battle. They make great processors and best bang for the buck but long term TOC is higher in terms of energy cost. The data center consolidation will save money now but as time goes on they will lose money in energy usage.


    i dont think so, FM2+ and AM1 CPUs are doing wonders in power usage.
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  • anxiousinfusion
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    on first picture, i noticed in lower left computer, is that a windows xp screen saver?


    "An Emphasis On Staying Modern" Well, they better get to work!
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