In Pictures: AMD Consolidates From 18 Datacenters To Just Two

An Emphasis On Staying Modern

AMD's Jake Dominguez said that refreshing its technology is one key thread the company is working on. "As like any other company, over time our assets have been aging. Andy joined us last year and he's really focused on revamping the infrastructure and we've got this concept now within AMD where every year at a minimum we're going to refresh a certain percentage of the technology and hopefully in a rhythm where every four or five years we refresh and recycle."

  • silverblue
    Interesting article. I've never heard of an Opteron 6389, though. :)
  • houldendub
    Oh man what I would give to just walk around in there, just to see that cable management as well hrrrnnnffff *nerdgasm*
  • ykki
    picture 6 is awesome!
  • warezme
    If it is so modern, why are they still running Vista on their monitoring workstations?
  • 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..
  • 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.
  • serhat359
    Is that Windows XP on the first picture?
  • 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!)
  • smeezekitty
    LOL at the tape backup
  • Ragnar-Kon
    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.