Ash just got through speculating that there is something wrong with Intel's 14nm yields. Of course this is based on copious research, analysis, reports, logic and the like.
Oh, wait - no it's not. According to his article it's based on "his belief" and absolutely nothing else. I suppose that Ash has now concluded that bashing Intel only involves believing that Intel needs to be bashed based on one's personal biases.
So much for standards in journalism. Ash's standard is whatever alarming headline will get him paid. Well, maybe he heard it from Nenni who doesn't get out of bed each morning without reflecting doubt on Intel's fabrication delays and yields. He cites this like a mantra while doing whatever people without education credentials do in the mornings.
Ash goes on to talk about the strong demand for Intel's 14nm products while the light never comes on. Of course, strong demand could never cause supply shortages. Right, Ash?
As they get blindsided yet again. They were planning on making bank on human misery this week. The resilience of the human spirit always shocks them.
There are seven companies whose computing buying power is so impressive they not only get early access to chips that aren’t available to any other customer, but they also influence how an increasing number of other corporations are thinking about how they buy everything from chips to servers. Intel calls them the Super 7, and in a conversation with Diane Bryant, the head of Intel’s data center business, she explained what these firms are doing and how it trickles down to the mass market of server buyers.
The so-called Super 7 are Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Baidu, and Tencent. They are customers whose computing needs are such an integral part of their business operations that they have turned to building their own equipment in order to shave as much cost from them as possible. As such they are part of Intel’s Early Ship program, which means they get access to chips that Intel designs about six months before Intel releases them to any other customers.
To be clear, these aren’t beta customers. These giant data center customers are taking advantage of the fastest computing speeds because they want to shave as much cost and eke out as much speed as possible for their web searches, transactions and page loads. Bryant explains that their chip-buying habits are to support new growth and replacement of existing servers.
Scalable System Framework promises cheaper, denser, cooler networks
SC15 Intel's putative InfiniBand-killer Omni-Path has been revealed as the centrepiece of the enhanced Scalable System Framework (SSF) announced at the Supercomputer 15 conference (SC15) in Texas.
First announced at the pitch for the American government's HPC “Coral concept”, under which the industry is asked to deliver a 180 petaflop super by 2018, the SSF has attracted names like Cray, Dell, Fujitsu, HPE, Lenovo, SGI, Penguin Computing and Supermicro.
For Omni-Path fans, the SSF product set includes a 48 port switch that Chipzilla says supports 26 per cent more servers than an equivalent-cost InfiniBand solution, with 60 per cent lower power consumption, 17 per cent lower latency, and a 7 per cent improvement in messaging rate.
Intel wants to change the game in desktop computing with a workstation that packs its upcoming, 72-core supercomputing chip. Intel's workstation will be based on an upcoming Xeon Phi chip code-named Knights Landing, which is being touted as the company's most powerful chip to date.
Intel will ship a workstation with its 72-core Knights Landing supercomputing chip in the first half of next year
Intel wants to change the game in desktop computing with a workstation that packs its upcoming, 72-core supercomputing chip.
Intel's workstation will be based on an upcoming Xeon Phi chip code-named Knights Landing, which is being touted as the company's most powerful chip to date.
A limited number of workstations will ship in the first half of next year from Intel, which will also control initial distribution. As usage expands, hopefully PC makers and other partners will sign on to sell Xeon Phi desktops, said Charles Wuischpard, general manager of the HPC Platform Group at Intel.
Workstations are business desktops typically larger than conventional desktops, with one example being Apple's Mac Pro. The computers are widely used for high-end graphics, film editing and engineering applications. Today's workstations are largely based on Intel's Core desktop or Xeon server chips.
Intel's supercomputing workstation will initially be made available to researchers who don't have access to Xeon Phi-based supercomputers for complex scientific calculations. Researchers will be able to write and test code on the computer before deployment on supercomputers.
The Knights Landing chip can deliver over 3 teraflops of peak performance, which is roughly in the range of some high-performance graphics chips used in the world's fastest supercomputers.
Much like graphics chips, Knights Landing is designed for highly parallel computing and varies in design from conventional x86 chips. It mixes conventional x86 CPUs with specialized processing units that help the chip take on heavy workloads.
Knights Landing could also bring many innovations to desktops. It includes 16GB of on-package MCDRAM memory, in which modules are stacked and connected through a wire. The memory offers five times more bandwidth than the emerging DDR4 memory.
The fourth and final of the major SC15 conference announcements/briefings for today comes Intel. As Intel is in the middle of executing on their previously announced roadmap, they aren’t at SC15 with any announcements of new products this year. However after almost two years of build-up since its initial announcement, Intel’s second-generation Xeon Phi, Knights Landing, is finally gearing up for its full launch.
The 14nm successor to Knights Corner (1st gen Xeon Phi), Knights Landing implements AVX-512, Multi-Channel DRAM (MCDRAM), and a new CPU core based on Intel’s Silvermont architecture. Knights Landing is now shipping to Intel’s first customers and developers as part of their early ship program, and pre-production systems for demonstrating supercomputer designs are up and running. Knights Landing is ultimately ramping up for general availability in Q1 of 2016, at which point I expect we’ll also get the final SKU specifications from Intel.
Meanwhile Knights Landing’s partner in processing, Intel’s Omni-Path Architecture, is formally launching at SC15. Intel’s own take on a high bandwidth low-latency interconnect for HPC, Omni-Path marks Intel’s greatest efforts yet to diverge from InfiniBand and go their own way in the market for interconnect fabrics. We covered Omni-Path a bit earlier this year at Intel’s IDF15 conference, so there aren’t any new technical details to touch upon, however Intel is now throwing out their official performance figures for Omni-Path versus InfiniBand EDR, including the power savings of their larger 48-port switch capabilities.
Ultimately Knights Landing and Omni-Patch Architecture are part of Intel’s larger efforts to build a whole ecosystem, which they’ve been calling the System Scalable Framework. Along with the aforementioned hardware, Intel will be showing off some of the latest software developments for the SSF on the SC15 show floor this week.
[This is what it's really about. Woo Hoo! ]
"As far as building software support is concerned, Linux compatibility based on SUSE Linux Enterprise, which has been made available to both Applied Micro and Cavium, is a giant step for ARM-based processors to succeed in the server space in the long run. Further, the Linaro Enterprise Group is developing a full Linux stack for ARM, which is also encouraging. However, I strongly believe that building a workable software ecosystem will take at least three to five years and a full-fledged ecosystem will take a decade. As a result, ARM will miss the first phase of the microserver boom which will end in the next four-five years."
Intel’s upcoming Denverton SoCs will have significant enhancements compared to the current Atom C2000 server chip family.
Intel is trying to monopolize the evolving microserver market with its low power chips, eliminating ARM-based chips from microservers.
After AMD exiting the SeaMicro business earlier this year, ARM’s job to compete with Intel is far more difficult now.
From Alpha Max at Seeking Alpha
And is the same guy who is too gutless to post any of his stock transactions.
Just more evidence that his mental illness will never be healed. His life is a vat of bile, venom, hate, anger and overwhelming feelings of insecurity and impotence.
What does he think - that I'm going to shoot myself because the football team is 5-5? Sorry but sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. All part of the game.
How is your college doing this season, butkus? Oh, that's right - you didn't go to college.
We attended keynotes and company-sponsored talks at ARM TechCon 2015 in Santa Clara, Calif., this week.
The focus of a few of the keynotes and several sessions was on security, and in particular, embedded security in silicon, for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Of note, while there were a few server-focused talks, including by Overweight-rated Cavium (ticker: CAVM ) who discussed workload optimization for next-generation data center/cloud, in general, Arm Holdings ( ARMH ) in the server end-market seems to have been deemphasized at this year’s TechCon as compared to past years’ conferences.
While Arm-ecosystem partners include a number of semiconductor companies (licensees) that in aggregate dominate the smartphone application processor space, we believe there is room for Intel (INTC) to achieve critical mass for IoT applications, especially as Intel possesses key security, communications and processor capabilities and can offer end-to-end support from endpoints to Big Data analytics.
"Hie is roadkill."
"How was my grammar?"
[If you can't spell "he" then you might be a pinhead. ]
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"This is the Intel board, why are you posting Micron news here?"
[This is the Intel board not the Therapy Board. Why are you posting your angst here 50 times a day? Just get some real professional mental health help - everyone here is sick of your non-stop whining and anger.]
"Gone over your head again eh? I really can't make it any simpler."
[You mean you can't be any simpler. But you're still one of my favorite peole. ]
"Did Pinhead Wallisweaver ever apologize for such disasterous stock picks?"
[Did you ever apologize for selling Intel ten bucks too soon and then mocking Intel longs for not selling with you? Have you ever apologized for pumping ARM relentlessly during the 600 day period it has gone without a new high? Did you ever apologize for criticizing my Micron buys in the 13s? Have you ever apologized for bashing Intel just before the recent move up by 8 bucks? Have you ever apologized for welching on football bets? Have you ever apologized for criticizing others for their stock picks when you are too ball-less to post yours?
Just asking. ]
"A subscription to a semiconductor related publication such as The Microprocessor Report might be a worthwhile investment. You might be able to actually have an intelligent back-and-forth with theblueredmonk if you bulked up your semiconductor/processor knowledge a bit instead of making racist comments against the British. Just a thought."
[If you didn't spend all your time stalking and insulting people on financial message boards then you might have time to read and look for a therapist. Just a thought. ]