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Pressure rises for Intel as Microsoft, AMD, Nvidia, ARM move on data centers

Microsoft has been showing off its Project Olympus server platform at the Open Compute Summit, and giving Intel headaches in the process. On show were ARM-based datacenter servers using Qualcomm and Cavium systems, and AMD timed the unveil of its new Naples server chip accordingly. Shut out of the GPU-leaning machine-learning and AI markets, the screw is turning on Intel. Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform is a huge customer for Intel chips, and to see it exploring alternative processing options so openly will have caused some consternation at Intel. While the ARM version of Windows Server is still an internal build, the Project Olympus’ Open Compute hardware is an open-source reference design that Microsoft is hoping will shake-up the market. The…

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