Saturday, March 18, 2006

Random news and random thoughts

It is MOE again, instead of the Mexican one buying 27000 Opteron workstations, this time it's Malaysia Ministry of Education buying 15000 AMD notebooks.

Hector Ruiz testified about the destruction of monopoly again.

Since AMD filed its lawsuit against INTEL last summer, we saw almost immediate positive effects for AMD. Opteron sales jumped 90% right away, a lot of timid companies went out to use AMD processors, Intel started to crumble with less and less sales. In this case, ten laywers are better than 10000 sales people.

AMD should dispatch its legal team around the world to drag the monopolist into the Courts. We have seen dawn raids in Japan, Eruope and Korea, more the better, PRC may be the next raider, then the Russians, then the US.

JFTC is going to release the incriminating evidence soon, let's wait and see.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Google struggles with AMD problems
ALL MAY NOT BE WELL with the Google AMD marriage. This weekend the Big G started a rollout of a heap of AMD based boxes based on the Nvidia nForce Pro 2200.

The problem is that the software is not all there yet, described by one insider as 'not ready for production' and 'chock full of bugs'. The time for fixes is supposedly now past, and the rollout will now begin.

So, if things start slowing down at Google, or better yet, you do a search for 'Easter decorations' and get a return for 'Atrocities in sub-Saharan Africa', you know why. In reality, you will probably never see any of the problems this may cause, but that doesn't mean that Google employees won't lose a lot of hair over this. ยต

12:51 AM, March 19, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the point of the 1st comment?

If the AMD boxes based on the Nvidia nForce Pro 2200 is no good, then change another AMD boxes. No big deal.

No one changes his car because the windscreen wiper is not working, right ?

3:24 AM, March 19, 2006  
Blogger Sharikou, Ph. D said...

This INQ report, if true, only means Google is run by idiots. You do a lot of testing before you go decide on some software+hardware combination, then you buy the hardware and do a lot more testing before you go production. You don't go live with some new hardware you just bought from Frys yesterday. No company is that stupid. So INQ report must be a mischaracterization.

8:53 AM, March 19, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DELL is in trouble! (no surprise)

something like this makes me think that DELL's internal revenue projections are falling off the mark for the next quarter.

5:49 AM, March 20, 2006  

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