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AMD promises faster and more efficient networking, eventually

This time last year, AMD had no networking products. Today, it has three, thanks to two separate acquisitions. It’s a shift that’s strengthening the company’s position against competitors like Intel and Nvidia by providing a full suite of silicon, including for the enterprise.

To fill out its portfolio and stay competitive, AMD had to build up its offerings of workload accelerators and its networking technologies. It’s a very active market, with Nvidia (BlueField), Intel (FPGA-based smartNICs), Marvell Technology (Octeon), and Broadcom (Stingray) all competing for the smartNIC market. AMD risked being left behind.

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Source:: Network World – Data Center