Amazon designs more powerful data center chips


FILE FILE: Team chatting at Amazon's front desk office in the borough of Manhattan New York, New York, U., May 1, 2019. REUTERS / Carlo Allegri

(Reuters) – Inc (AMZN.O) He said Tuesday that he appointed a more powerful data center processor chip, because it is a real challenge to the domination of Intel Corp's market leaders (INTC.OMicro Devices and Advanced Devices Inc. () tAMD.O).

The AWS Graviton 2 processor, which is estimated to be seven times faster than the previous chip, uses technology from SoftBank Group Corp-owned (9984.T(B) Handles.

Reuters reported last week that Amazon was trying to design data center chip chip to power its cloud units.

Data center processor chips are used in cloud computing, a rapidly emerging field as a major business.

With the new chip, Amazon is trying to depend on processors that do Intel and AMD reduce to power both its silver cloud spinning business, AWS.

At present, Intel controls more than 90% of the server processor market, while AMD controls most of the remainder.

Reporting by Neha Malara in Europe Europe

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