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AMD stays with data center optimization company Thinking

amd has announced the purchase of a company dedicated to the optimization of data centers. Is about Thinking, for which AMD will pay about 1,900 million dollars, and that in its product portfolio has, among others, a programmable packet processor that is responsible for managing how workloads move through a hardware infrastructure, moving work to other points off the CPU when possible, in order to increase performance. According to the company itself, its products continue to perform between 8 and 13 times better than the products of rival companies.

Lisa Su, CEO and President of AMD, has indicated that with their purchase they intend to have more facilities so that data center operators have more help to lower the cost of ownership, using software that allows them to get the most out of their facilities to achieve the greatest possible efficiency. He has also stated that with Pensando they will have access to a network platform that will power their line of server chips.

Pensando was born in 2017 by several engineers from Cisco, and its chips are increasingly relevant to data center design. AMD hopes to be able to close its purchase before next July, and when it does, its CEO, Prem Jain, will go to work for AMD’s data center unit. Among the clients of the company, based in the Californian town of Milpitas, are large cloud providers, such as Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud and Oracle.

The CEO of AMD has highlighted this operation that, with it, they add “a leading distributed services platform” to their portfolio “of adaptive SoCs, CPUs, GPUs and FPGAs. The Pensando team brings world-class experience and a proven track record of innovation at the chip, software and platform levels.

As for the CEO and one of the founders of Pensando, Prem Jain, he has framed the deal on the ability to grow faster within a larger organization than he could on his own. Thus, he has pointed out that “joining AMD will help us accelerate growth in our core business, and allow us to seek a much larger customer base in more markets.”

The exact and final price of the purchase operation, encrypted as we have mentioned around 1,900 million dollars, will be determined when AMD values ​​the working capital and other related adjustments of different aspects of Pensando.

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