While in San Francisco for AMD’s Ryzen Tech Day, I had a chance to catch up with a good friend by the name of Patrick Kennedy, who runs the tech news website ServeTheHome. We frequently battle STH here at AnandTech to be the first to break news on new server platforms, but it is a friendly rivalry where often we end up picking each other’s brains for information or to bounce ideas off of each other. To that end, I managed to convince Patrick to be a guest on our podcast, to talk about the recent issue with Avoton and Rangeley C2000 CPUs as well as the launch of C3000 and discuss what the upcoming Naples platform can do for AMD.

Apologies in advance for parts of the recording. We did this in a high-rise hotel during a freak San Francisco storm, causing wind to whistle through the vents in the room and no way to close the vents. I tried to clean up the audio as best as I could, alas I am no expert. Experts, please apply to be our podcast editors, and tell us what equipment we should be using.

Patrick Kennedy (ServeTheHome), Ian Cutress (AnandTech) and David Kanter (Microprocessor Report)
Photo Taken by Raja Koduri (AMD). David was declared the winner of the 'Bring Your Suit A-Game' contest.

The AnandTech Podcast #41: Let's Talk Server


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Total Time:  28 minutes 39 seconds

Outline mm:ss

00:00 – Introduction
00:15 – Patrick’s 2000 cores
01:41 – Atom C2000 Avoton/Rangeley Hardware Bug
09:22 – Denverton and C3000
15:17 – Xeon D-1500 Networking CPUs
18:02 – Opportunities for AMD Naples
28:39 – FIN

Related Reading

The Intel Atom C2000 Series Bug (via ServeTheHome)
Intel launches Denverton C3000 Series
AMD Naples Motherboard Analysis

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  • Krysto - Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - link

    No talk about Qualcomm's 48-core 10nm Centriq chip, though? :(
  • evancox10 - Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - link

    You guys have to master the overall volume higher. I have to literally max out the volume on my phone and car to hear this. I'm sitting here cringing in anticipation of another notification sound blasting me.
  • evancox10 - Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - link

    FYI I'm listening to the m4a version via RSS in BeyondPod
  • ervinshiznit - Sunday, March 19, 2017 - link

    I noticed thi problem too. Fortunately the mp3 version doesn't have this problem.
  • tipoo - Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - link

    So, about that October A10 deep dive?
  • docbones - Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - link

    That is one of the big items for me, how well does it work with Plex / Server 2016. My system right now is a i5-2500, and looking to upgrade this year.
  • Manch - Thursday, March 2, 2017 - link

    All I care about right now is RYZEN vs Core Benchies. Its been soo long since there was more than one horse in the race, I extremely excited!
  • slacr - Thursday, March 2, 2017 - link

    My C2750D4I has died, the IPMI is still responsive but getting no post. Was purchased near launch (2014-06) and had been on 24/7 until death a bit before xmas.

    A colleague had similar timing with his C2550.

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