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Microsoft reveals change in data centre chip choice

20 days ago   |   By Tech Radar

Microsoft is set to make a major change in the hardware used to power its Azure data centres. According to people familiar with the deal, Azure will soon use Xilinx chips as co-processors in more than half of its own servers, replacing chips made by Intel's Altera unit that was previously the exclusive provider for the company's cloud business. Co-processors are chips that help relive the main processor in a server by accelerating some functions. Xilinx has not commented on the rumoured deal though Microsoft has said that it will continue its relationship with Intel in its current...
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