Intel Corporation (INTC), Facebook Inc (FB) Partnership Will Revolutionize Web Server Chips Business?


Good news have started rolling in for Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC). The chip maker has joined hands with Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)  to design a new, unique server design which will be completely different from conventional chips. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has been trying different things in order to revamp and improve data center and server performance. The company has announced a new hardware, called Yosemite, designed with the help of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC). Most of the web servers use sockets in order to accommodate multiple chips but Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) have come up with a multiple circuit boards for more chips.

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Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) thinks that sockets make the hardware design heavy and spacious. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) has worked with Facebook to revamp its own Xeon family of chips. The company’s chips are also powering the newly released MacBooks. It is also being reported that Intel’s chip will power the upcoming iPhones. This is a vital progress for Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) at the right time. The company was desperately looking for mobile business and recently tried to strike some deals in the emerging markets.

An article on WSJ said that Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) wanted to design Yosemite based on its Atom family, but that plan was cancelled because Facebook was more interested in high performance in low energy consumption. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)  and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) designed Yosemite based on Open Compute project which is focused to come up with unique, latest and smart hardware solutions. Yosemite has 8 separate calculation engines and the capacity is 16 instructions at a time. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) and Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has announced that they will continue to cooperate in the web server business.

As of June 30, 2014, Ken Fisher’s Fisher Asset Management owns over 18 million shares in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC).

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