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Qualcomm muscles into Microsoft Azure and the Open Compute Platform

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 data center servers using Qualcomm and Cavium silicon, and AMD timed the unveil of its new Naples server chip accordingly. With the machine learning and AI markets increasingly focusing on GPU technology, rather than Intel’s optimized processor approach, the market leader is facing an unprecedented challenge to its huge dominance of the server processor space. It will be most vulnerable in new markets for servers, such as Cloud-RAN, where it does not have an established presence; and in the open source platforms on which traditional customers like Microsoft are focusing to reduce their costs.…

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