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Google moves to AMD on cloud

by on18 June 2021

Cloud’s not too sexy for Milan

Google will offer cloud computing services based on AMD's newest data centre chip, Milan in a move likely to intensify AMD's push to grab market share from rival Intel.

Cloud computing providers such as Google, Amazon and Microsoft are some of the biggest buyers of data centre chips.

Google said it will start offering services based on AMD's "Milan" server chip, which AMD released in March. Google said Snap and Twitter were testing the new AMD-based services.

AMD has been gaining market share against Intel, which was long the dominant player in data center chips but whose offerings have inferior performance on some measures because of years of stumbles in Intel's manufacturing operations.

Intel in April announced its "Ice Lake" chip competitor to AMD's "Milan" chip and said all major cloud providers would support it, but Intel has not said when Google will start offering services based on its latest chip.

Last modified on 18 June 2021
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