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IBM unveils first 7nm processor, tailor-made for the containerised cloud

After five years of research and development, IBM has taken the wraps off its first 7nm processor, which is packed with features to cater to the demands of modern-day hybrid cloud computing.

The tiny chip is the tenth iteration of IBM’s flagship Power processor range and is destined for enterprise data centres by the second half of 2021.

7-nanometre fabrication is the cutting edge of bitesize chip manufacturing and affords major gains in power efficiency and performance compared to the 14-nanometre process, like that used for IBM’s current-generation Power9 semiconductor. IBM said Power10 will deliver a three-fold improvement in capacity and processor energy efficiency compared to Power9.


Intel data centre division leads Q1 growth

Chipmaker supreme Intel has released its latest quarterly financials, with the company’s data centre group the standout performer in a quarter interrupted by Covid-19.

Intel’s revenues are split between those gained from PC chip sales, and what it calls “data-centric” sale — chips that service the enterprise IT stack, from the multi-cloud to the edge and back.


AMD lifted by 50 percent revenue surge

AMD posted strong quarterly earnings last week, with the chipmaker netting $2.13 billion in revenue, a 49.9 percent increase from the previous year.

Wall Street’s eyes were on AMD following rival Intel’s solid quarterly earnings, helped by its buoyant data centre division. 


Intel defies gloom with data centre-driven gains

Intel has posted solid quarterly and full-year revenue forecasts fuelled by an uptick in data centre chip sales.

The chipmaker’s sales in Q1 2020 and the year as a whole are set to outpace analysts’ expectations and wider industry trends, thanks to surging demand from public cloud providers for the company’s server chips.


Intel planning Data Center Group job cuts

According to reports that surfaced late last week, Intel is planning to lay off a substantial number of employees within its Data Center Group as part of a significant restructuring of the division.

SemiAccurate and Anandtech both reported Friday that between 35 and 33 percent of staff within the company’s data centre unit face losing their jobs, just days before the semiconductor giant is scheduled to report its fourth-quarter results to media and investors.