AMD: Flexible Around ISAby Anand Lal Shimpi on February 2, 2012 1:10 PM EST
The slide above gives an example of the new agile/flexible AMD as it applies to the datacenter. Again, we're not seeing ARM, but we are seeing that AMD is willing to be flexible around ISA. In other words, AMD won't be married to x86 if the customer doesn't want it. If I had to guess, it sounds like AMD is talking about offering ARM based SoCs in the datacenter if a customer should want one.
HSA will also play a role here. It seems like AMD views its flexibility around IP integration in combination with its GPU architecture as its main advantages in the datacenter. Should GPU compute prove to be widely useful in enterprise applications remains to be seen. Clearly highly parallel workloads lend themselves very well to GPUs.