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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."      

  • joytech22
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems to me like AMD is doing everything it can to delay Bulldozer.
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  • 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...
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  • 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
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  • iam2thecrowe
    popatimWhy 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...heard of cloud computing?...
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  • verbalizer
    where do I apply for a job..?
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  • pclee
    sweet!!
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  • I wonder if they are going to be using Intel processors to get the best performance?
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  • the_brute
    BullDozer is ontime. but it was set so far in advance. Only rumors set it for last year, then before christmas, then Jan. It is also a great way to show off their processor performance.

    otacon72When AMD gets any new chips to market let me know. I could careless about APUs...I want to see a NEW AMD CPU against well anything from intel's new line. 3rd party benchmarks too please..not that commercial we saw for their APU a few days ago.
    Sorry thats the way to increase computer speed is with APUs. Graphics cores are much faster at decoding one type of data where as CPU can do anything. and that video was rather good. Most of the stuff was graphics based and not CPU based, and anyone knows that AMD has much better graphics than Intel. But Intel has higher end CPUs.
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  • @popatim: "And Why America instead of so lesser developed country where things would be even cheaper?"

    Have you ever been to Georgia? All the "pro-business" quasi-fascist corporate knob-slobbering you get in the Third World - but with IP protection, electricity and network uplinks that work...
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  • kilo_17
    Glad to see AMD expanding. On another note, I feel I've been seeing more of these advertisements for clothes websites in the comments section.....
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