AMD to Build 153,000sqft Data Center in Georgia

The building will provide about 153,000 sqft of space and include, initially only one building module in a 10 year plan.

AMD built a similar strategy for its fab in Luther Forest, which is now operated by the spun off GlobalFoundries: GlobalFoundries is expanding its fabs in a module strategy as well. The data center is substantially cheaper than AMD's billion dollar fabs of the past. According to the company, the initial construction cost is estimated to be about $25 to $30 million and part of a data center consolidation approach.

Including the IT equipment, the total cost is estimated to be in the $100 million neighborhood. There was no roadmap that details the future expansion of the site. However, AMD hopes that the new datacenter will be able to help AMD "leverage changes in the business environment in terms of cost."      

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  • joytech22
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems to me like AMD is doing everything it can to delay Bulldozer.
  • popatim
    Why would they need a Datacenter is what I'm wondering? And why put it half way around the world from their business? And Why America instead of so lesser developed country where things would be even cheaper?

    Somethings up...
  • fyasko
    at least we know AMD is still alive. the rumor mill has been on fire with AMD lagging on BD and all of the execs. jumping ship