Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Watch Out Intel, AMD: "Amazon Web Services introduces its own custom-designed Arm server processor" (AMZN)

From GeekWire:

GeekWire is reporting this week from Amazon’s signature cloud technology conference in Las Vegas, as the public cloud giant announces new products, partnerships and technology initiatives
After years of waiting for someone to design an Arm server processor that could work at scale on the cloud, Amazon Web Services just went ahead and designed its own.
Vice president of infrastructure Peter DeSantis introduced the AWS Graviton Processor Monday night, adding a third chip option for cloud customers alongside instances that use processors from Intel and AMD. The company did not provide a lot of details about the processor itself, but DeSantis said that it was designed for scale-out workloads that benefit from a lot of servers chipping away at a problem....
... Intel dominates the market for server processors, both in the cloud and in the on-premises server market. AMD has tried to challenge that lead over the years with little success, although its new Epyc processors have been well-received by server buyers and cloud companies like AWS...