Last week,as followers on LinkedIN may know, I left AMD after a 16 month stint leading the strategy and marketing efforts for Servers (ARM and X86), and more recently as GM for HPC. Now that I am unemployed, I am free (within reason) to speak out again on whatever pops into my bald head, so get ready too rumble.
At AMD, the latter (HPC) gig was a blast, while the former, well, not so much. The AMD HPC strategy was picked up by the media and will be a hot topic at SC’15. In the realm of the server, AMD’s market share continues to plummet as they await both the production ARM Seattle part as well as the Xen-based next gen X86. Meanwhile. there’s not much to sell and market! More to come on both of these topics (although don’t expect any disclosures of a confidential nature!).
Meanwhile, ARM TechCon is only a few weeks away, followed by SC’15 in Austin (My Home Town!). I will attend both, so ping me at Karl.Freund@gmail.com if you would like to get together at either event! I’ve been known to frequent the fine dining and drinking establishments around Austin and can show you a good time.
So, if anyone is still out there looking for an alternative to Xeon for their server apps, keep checking in here. I will restart my blogging here and hope someone is listening!!!
Ciao for Niao!
Karl , Chief Explorer
RUFN (Retired Until Further Notice)