- Jul 16, 2016
The story behind those layoffs was far more disgusting. Read's legacy basically killed ATi in the most brutal fashion possible. All I can hope is that David Wang and Lisa mend the ties and bring back the amazing talent they lost.I don't think AMD had a choice, they needed the money.
Could go for EPYC 2Their AI/Machine learning systems still need a host CPU. Every time they build one of their DGX-2 compute boxes, they need to pay Intel $12000 for the Xeons to go in it. Theoretically NVidia could make a host CPU which included NVLink, and integrated much more tightly with the GPU cluster.
In any case they don't sell enough volume of those stations to justify spending the necessary resources to have a chance at high perf CPU's. They're better off just buying off of Intel/AMD who can amortize the development costs over already established and strong markets.