AMD: x86 to Remain Viable for Decades

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Will the ARM architecture eventually take over the server market? Over at Xbit Labs, Anton Shilov writes that AMD expects the x86 architecture to continue for decades.

There are no doubts that x86 is going to be a huge portion of our business. I think that it is going to be an important segment of our business for 5 – 10+ years. The x86 is going to be here long after I am retired. […] There will be x86 applications just like there are mainframe applications today, 25 – 30 years later. That is not going to fundamentally change,” said Rory Read, chief executive of AMD, at Credit Suisse Technology Conference earlier this week.

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