Microsoft’s Project Olympus platform design to incorporate the upcoming high-performance “Naples” x86 server processor
SANTA CLARA, Cali. 3/8/2017
At the 2017 Open Compute Project U.S. Summit, AMD announced their collaboration with Microsoft to incorporate the cloud delivery features of AMD’s next-generation “Naples” processor with Microsoft’s Project Olympus – Microsoft’s next-generation hyperscale cloud hardware design and a new model for open source hardware development with the OCP community.
Through Microsoft’s contribution of the Project Olympus design much earlier in the cycle than many OCP projects, AMD was able to engage early on in the design process and foster a deep collaboration around the strategic integration of AMD’s upcoming “Naples” processor. The performance, scalability and efficiency found at the core of Project Olympus and AMD’s “Naples” processor means the updated cloud hardware design can adapt to meet the application demands of global datacenter customers. …