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http://diginomica.com/2016/08/24/intels-new-arm-inevitable-but-potentially-disruptive/

"By trying to protect and maximize the profits of its x86 franchise, Intel ignored the mobile market for long enough that ARM emerged as the de facto standard for powering mobile devices...This is just the way Clayton Christensen described disruptive innovation overtaking incumbent products"

A nice summary of the challenges ahead for Intel and the potential benefits of acting as an ARM foundry (potentially later at the expense of the Data Center Group when they ultimately end up fabbing server SoCs). A number of years ago, I reached out to Christensen and suggested he begin tracking the ARM server space. At the same time, I bought certain folks copies of his book and made sure they were aware of the tactics I intend to execute upon in order to avoid missing the opportunity with ARM servers: absolute dogmatic pushing of giant rock up a hill until victory.
Assesses the impact of Intel's decision to become an ARM foundry
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"Keeping Intel’s costly assembly lines full presented it with a difficult choice, but continuing to turn away ARM business was unwise. Yet Intel’s very manufacturing prowess will only undermine the dominance of its proprietary products and hasten the day when it no longer owns the data center."

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Happy to share that our Microconference proposal was accepted for Linux Plumbers 2016!
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+Drew Fustini yes, this looks interesting hope to attend!
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So nice to see +Qualcomm engineers turning up to the Fedora ARM weekly meetings, testing kernels, and actively engaging in testing for the next cycle. Wouldn't it be great if all of the rest of you did, too? You know who you are.

Santa Clara doesn't have a monopoly on understanding how this game works. The thing they should be most afraid of isn't just Q's world class engineering, but that they also understand the "upstream first" concept exactly. This is how they produce polished, perfect server platforms, with upstream enablement and community involvement. That's what drives success. End of rant.
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The trick to #WinningWithARM is having a diverse ecosystem of smart people. We have more people, and we are totally dedicated to the cause of winning. The future is #ARMPowered from the TOP500 to the smallest IoT widget. All of it.
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Glad to see this announcement. It was fun being involved a little. Looking forward to one day seeing RHEL support scalable vectors on ARM ;)
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That it is in CMU territory should come as no surprise given the academic raid Uber did in 2014. Not quite sure how I feel about Uber's raid on CMU even now, but this was the next/first logical step. Test in your backyard, expand over time.

Uber will probably remove all humans from their fleet within the next 10 years, beginning with a national fleet rollout in 2021. Remember, Ubers killed taxis, but a job as an Uber driver isn't a secure one with a long term. Similarly, truck driving is an endangered vocation, along with most of the towns along America's interstates that rely upon the long distance trucking industry.

America isn't ready for what is going to happen to our society (and those who will be left behind, angry, and poised for backlash), and our politicians are mostly incompetent morons who wouldn't know strategic future planning if it bit them. They will make no plan, and in 10 years, there will be a horrible national recession with an election cycle that will make Trump seem tame.

Mark my words now. Many of us can predict the future, not because we have crystal balls, but because we have this thing called intellect that is missing in the American political mainstream.
The company’s fleet of robotic cars will be supervised by humans in the driver’s seat.
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We get the politicians we deserve and vice versa. Democracy is like software: insecure and full of bugs, yet mostly working.
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Trump doesn't just appeal to bigotry. He is a bigot, a xenophobic hate filled racist and a thoroughly horrible human being. Hillary is a woman. Those who don't like her mostly don't like her horrible health problem (as Colbert put it): lack of penis. It's true, she's a horrible human being with secret email servers where non-racist, non-crazy discussions of a non-classified nature took place. Was it more sensible to not have a private email server? Sure. Should we waste every opportunity to have a debate about any actual policies the candidates have by constantly pandering to Trump in attacking Hillary on one topic? No. We ought to discuss actual platforms. Trump has none. Because he's a fucktarded waste of human space with no ideas.
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I realize I probably play the Intel jingle more than Intel fanboys...
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Sometimes I walk along the Espanade in Boston contemplating how many cache coherency transactions are in flight in this city at that moment. Where "sometimes" is "very often". Then I realize this isn't what most other people in the city are even remotely thinking about. It connects to why I like being alone and remain single...but hey, if you're into high performance microarchitecture, single, and in the female 25-35 demographic, let me know if you'd like to join me on one of these walks 😂
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"Intel in the second quarter accounted for 99.7% of x86 server-chip shipments". This will be a fun time to look back on in the rear view mirror. Those numbers are going to be very, very different.
Few companies enjoy the kind of dominance Intel does in chips for the computers found in data centers. But competitors keep trying to pry open its server stronghold, with IBM the latest to brandish a new tool.
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This isn't a normal election. A vote for Trump isn't a vote for a Republican. It's a vote for a xenophobic racist who wants to ruin what America stands for. Nobody should willingly do business with his campaign in support of hate. I'm talking to you, folks who accept money to build his infrastructure. You should be ashamed of yourselves.
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"This company has jobs you may be interested in". Thanks for the laugh, LinkedIn 😂😂😂
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I called up, made a reservation for a specific time, and then when I called back at the time they were supposed to arrive, they swore blindly that they had never even spoken with me. Very unimpressed.
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