1. AMD to Build Pin-Compatible x86 and ARM server SoCs

    AMD to Build Pin-Compatible x86 and ARM server SoCs

    AMD has decided there is no need for a single server design to be limited to an x86 processor or an ARM chip and announced a plan to create a reference architecture for a system where the two are fully interchangeable. The plan is to enable hardware vendors to design and validate one server for both ARM and x86 chips. If it works, the approach may significantly speed up the adoption of low-power ARM chips – today used primarily in mobile devices – by server vendors and end users.

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