Forrest Norrod, senior vice president and general manager of AMD’s Enterprise, Embedded, and Semi-Custom Business Group says that the company's upcoming 32-core Naples chip competitive with Intel’s chips in head-to-head comparisons.
The outspoken Forrest Norrod has never shied away from challenges. Previously, as a server chief at Dell, he helped the company’s data-center hardware business flourish, and he loved experimenting with new types of servers. He has a new challenge as AMD’s server chief: to bring back the glory days of chipmaker’s server business, which is now in tatters. A mega-chip called Naples, which has 32 cores and is based on the Zen architecture, will be the first test of AMD’s return to the server market.