Saturday September 08, 2018

Intel Can't Supply 14nm Xeons, HPE Directly Recommends AMD EPYC

SemiAccurate is highlighting an advisory published by HPE early last month that confirms a serious shortage of Intel Xeon processors: titled "Reseller update: Overcoming supply constraints on Intel Xeon-SP processors," the page discusses how the lack of inventory is impacting sales of HPE and how alternative solutions, such as AMD’s EPYC, are being pursued.

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One thing we can say for sure is that HPE has a way out, "Recommending alternative platforms such as the ProLiant DL325 Gen10 and ProLiant DL385 Gen10 servers based on AMD EPYC processors." Seems clear enough to us, the other two bullet points in the mitigation strategies box are basically corporate BS-speak and not anything a sales person can do. I guess AMD is going to be having a good quarter and Intel... less so.