Monthly Archives: December 2013

AMD’s dense server strategy of mixing next-gen x86 Opterons with 64-bit ARM Cortex-A57 based Opterons on the SeaMicro Freedom™ fabric to disrupt the 2014 datacenter market using open source software (so far)

… so far, as Microsoft was in a “shut-up and ship” mode of operation during 2013 and could deliver its revolutionary Cloud OS with its even more disruptive Big Data solution for x86 only (that is likely to change as … Continue reading

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The Cortex-A53 as the Cortex-A7 replacement core is succeeding as a sweet-spot IP for various 64-bit high-volume market SoCs to be delivered from H2 CY14 on

… not suprisingly as it is built on the same micro-architecture. Even Intel will manufacture Cortex-A53 based SoCs for Altera (Stratix 10 FPGA SoCs) in 2015 on its leading edge Tri-Gate (FinFET) 14nm process. With MediaTek MT6592-based True Octa-core superphones … Continue reading

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MediaTek MT6592-based True Octa-core superphones are on the market to beat Qualcomm Snapdragon 800-based ones UPDATE: from $147+ in Q1 and $132+ in Q2

… prices are starting as low as $247 in China (ZOPO Black 2, sold outside as ZP998)UPDATE: China market: Prices of octa-core smartphones drifting below CNY1,000 [US$165] [DIGITIMES, Jan 27, 2014] The battle for the entry-level smartphone segment in China … Continue reading

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Intel’s HPC-like exascale approach to next-gen of Big Data as well

or we’ll need 1000x more compute (Exascale) than we have today, and we can do that via a proper exascale architecture for general purpose computing (i.e. without the special purpose computing approaches proposed by Intel competitors) – this is the … Continue reading

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Microsoft products for the Cloud OS

Part of: Microsoft Cloud OS vision, delivery and ecosystem rollout 1. The Microsoft way2. Microsoft Cloud OS vision3. Microsoft Cloud OS delivery and ecosystem rollout 4. Microsoft products for the Cloud OS 4. 1 Windows Server 2012 R2 & System … Continue reading

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Satya Nadella’s (?the next Microsoft CEO?) next ten years’ vision of “digitizing everything”, Microsoft opportunities and challenges seen by him with that, and the case of Big Data

… as one of the crucial issues for that (in addition to the cloud, mobility and Internet-of-Things), via the current tipping point as per Microsoft, and the upcoming revolution in that as per Intel Satya Nadella, Cloud & Enterprise Group, … Continue reading

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Disaggregation in the next-generation datacenter and HP’s Moonshot approach for the upcoming HP CloudSystem “private cloud in-a-box” with the promised HP Cloud OS based on the 4 years old OpenStack effort with others

My Software defined server without Microsoft: HP Moonshot [‘Experiencing the Cloud’, April 10, 2013 – updated Dec 6, 2013] post already introduced the HP Moonshot System. This post is discussing Moonshot in a much wider context, as well as providing … Continue reading

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