- Nov 22, 2016
Qualification is not only on AMD's side!Think you kinda got it backwards. Selling more Rome makes it easier for people to stay with Intel. If there really is a situation where customers are being sticks-in-the-mud and saying "we will buy Rome, not Milan!" then it means AMD has done a poor job of getting QS where they need to go. That is what I mean.
Ask anyone running large scale software infrastructure. Qualification is not trivial. Throwing a few QS CPUs on QS motherboards around does not solve the problem.
Having Rome to sell makes it easier for people to have confidence in staying with AMD - the biggest enemy is having to do something unexpectedly. Like having to rush through a qualification of a Milan CPU on their systems because AMD are no longer supplying any Rome.
Don't forget - you said:
Not continuing Rome deliveries would lead to unexpected scenarios. That is not what you want to do.I'm a little concerned about AMD coming out and stating that they'll continue Rome deliveries.
New migrations will be to Milan. Ongoing migrations need Rome availability.