SuperMicro to never ever use AMD products
I won't be bying from SuperMicro then...
Nicely put Dylan. That kind of closed-mindedness won't go far in the market today.
I agree. It's all politics. Closed minded people are the ones that get into fights, cause trouble, go to jail, etc etc...
If we had more opened minded people in the world then it would be a much better place. Ohh one more note that I have noticed the older a person is the more closed minded they become. God help us all
Screw it, SuperMicro has fallen for the Megahertz myth!
SuperMicro is into high end server stuff and unfortunately the customers who buy those products haven't come to trust AMD for mission critical apps - why? Who knows, I trust them for mine.
Talk about bull... I've seen overclocked AMD chips run with more stability than "equal" chips from Intel.
The buyers of the SuperMicro servers want intel because they run mostly Micro$oft
They want the SMP certifaction and they never overclock, they never shut down, except when the software crashes.
Give them a few years AMD will get better and get better support from the SMP crowd.
This reminds me of IBM's answer to someone who attempted to sell them the design rights to a computer back in the 50s, to which they wrote:
"IBM will never be interested in an electronic computing device."
Coming up to modern times:
A couple years ago, when I asked via email if Gateway would offer systems based on AMD's Athlon processor this was their response,
"We have no plans to support an AMD processor at this time."
My, how 6 months later they were singing a different tune!
maybe they have yet to discover what a wonderfull product AMD has today.
I mean, if I were building high end servers, I would not immediately trust a company the minute it launches MP stuff, but if I were to see they have quality stuff, I'd go for it.
Maybe never is a big word, maybe they just need to hear from other high end server builders that it is a quality product, and then they will try it, and in the end love it!!
Till then, they won't make even a dime on me.
The "Megahertz Myth" that many consumers have fallen into on the Home Market also applies to the Networking markets as well. About the majority of Networking Gurus and Networking Server Solution Providers are hunting for the highest amount of MHz instead of taking the time of seeing the truth behind Intel's *rather slow and unreliable* chips. Supermicro will suffer from sale losses unless they can agree to add the AMD Athlon MP to their lineup as there are consumers who prefer AMD Chips as opposed to Intel. If Supermicro continues its exclusivity with Intel, it will not benefit them but it will hurt them in the long run because eventually people might be tired of having to pay more money just to upgrade Intel-based systems (people want to keep the same motherboard nowadays) while AMD provides a cost-effective way to upgrade your systems later. The "Intel Exclusivity" issue will more likely hurt Supermicro rather than benefit them because if this persists, then it looks like Supermicro's future might be troubled.
lol well they just lost a lot of consumers. In a market where most people seem to REALLY back one chip maker, taking sides can be a bad idea. Especially when you take the side of the person who's share has been going down steadily since '99. In the past two years they've lost what? 25% or so? Oh well.
What would happen if everyone thought like SuperMicro....all of the technology breakthroughs would come very slowly. Its the competition that fuels the industry to evolve at the pace that it has.
I guess Tyan and others will get all that business then. Check out Anands 1U dual Athlon server implementation.
I guess Tyan and others will be getting all that business then. Check out Anands 1U dual Athlon server implementation. If he is running his database and message boards off this server, then I would think its a stable set up. duh!
Wasn't AMD a sub contractor for Intel years ago,making intel chips........
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