AMD bought SeaMicro microserver company

AMD
AMD

Recently, Advanced Micro Devices announced that it has purchased the company microserver SeaMicro. AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) bought the microserver company for USD334 million to accelerate server technology based on cloud computing systems.

As quoted from CRN, the processor manufacturer will use SeaMicro server technology to make it the leading industry is capable of handling the work load in dynamic web content and social networking.

Rory Read as CEO of AMD said the acquisition as a reaction to the increased use of cloud computing systems to reduce power consumption and cost in the current data center

"We're sliding (skating) to where the puck (cloud) are" he said.

SeaMicro
SeaMicro

AMD says that Opteron server technology is combined with SeaMicro will result in power consumption and low processor server helps reduce cost and complexity. SeaMicro can give a boost the overall performance. Meanwhile, AMD also plans to launch its first Opteron processor with AMD fusion and SeaMicro in the second half of 2012.

"SeaMicro specifically to reduce server power consumption, while improving the performance of computing and bandwidth" said Andrew Feldman, CEO of SeaMicro.

"By being part of AMD, we will have access to new markets, resources, technology, and scale that will give us the opportunity to work more closely with partner OEM (Original equipment manufacturer)" he explained.
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