The outspoken Forrest Norrod has never shied away from challenges. Previously, as a server chief at Dell, he helped the company’s data-center hardware business flourish, and he loved experimenting with new types of servers.He has a new challenge as AMD’s server chief: to bring back the glory days of chipmaker’s server business, which is now in tatters.

A mega-chip called Naples, which has 32 cores and is based on the Zen architecture, will be the first test of AMD’s return to the server market.[ Download the essential guide to PowerShell and make the most of Microsoft’s command line for Windows, Windows Server, and Exchange.

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The Naples chip will ship to server makers in the second quarter of this year.

The benchmarks of Naples are competitive with Intel’s chips in head-to-head comparisons, said Norrod, senior vice president and general manager of AMD’s Enterprise, Embedded, and Semi-Custom Business Group.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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