Cloudflare new Gen X: Servers are no longer powered by Intel

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Not even remotely interesting news for a PC gamer, excellent news for AMD though.
    Most people don't realize how big the server segment is.
     
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    cryohellinc Ancient Guru

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    Great stuff! Kudos to Cloudflare for making the move and not succumbing to (most likely) bribes.
     
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    It's not bribes, in the business server market reputation is incredibly important. It's a brave decision to move to a different (and still not proven in the wild) platform. For a company like Cloudflare server outages would be a death knell, so they tend to stick with Intel even if it's not necessarily the "best" solution.
     
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    sverek Ancient Guru

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    Exactly, if something happens after the servers switch, all management will point fingers at AMD machines and blame for the change.
    If something happens with Intel, "it couldn't be helped... ordinary human error...."

    Takes lots of courage to overcome the change.
     
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    ruthan Master Guru

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    Its funny how not mocking Intel, but no word about super overpriced IBM Power stuff.. that is pure evil.
     
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    meanwhile apple


    $42399 *tax + shipping not included
     
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    theoneofgod Ancient Guru

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    What has a cheese grater got in common with a cloudflare server?
     
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    slyphnier Master Guru

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    u know like the topic and trend, many moving on to AMD
    yet this cheese-grater prefer to stick with intel (xeon)
     

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    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    Yeah.....but that's the fastest desktop in existence.... did you not see how fast it rolled across the floor at the end?
     
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    Highly recommend Decentraleyes plugin, so these CDNs can't "get your ish" or track you. It keeps resources locally and when needed as part of a page, the request is activated locally only. "Local CDN Emulation" Enjoy: https://decentraleyes.org/
     

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