RESEARCH PAPER: AMD Pensando – Silicon that Supercharges the Modern Datacenter

By Will Townsend, Patrick Moorhead - April 8, 2024

Enterprises face challenges on multiple fronts, with new demands on datacenter infrastructure. Emerging workloads, born of today’s generative AI “gold rush,” are computationally intensive and tax the limits of legacy hardware and software. Edge enablement, designed to lower latency and improve network performance, also increases power consumption and corresponding operational expense levels. The latter is problematic, given that most enterprises are engaged in sustainability efforts to reduce carbon emissions and curb power consumption. Furthermore, the rise of modern work-from-anywhere management creates management complexity with the need to manage connectivity and security at scale across domains — from on-premises, to edge, to multi-cloud.

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Table Of Contents:

  • Executive Summary
  • The Value Of DPUs
  • Why AMD Pensando
  • AMD Pensando Family
  • DXC Technology Leverages AMD Pensando For Its Modern Datacenter Operations
  • Call To Action

Companies Cited:

  • AMD
  • HPE
  • Microsoft
  • Oracle
Will Townsend
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Will Townsend manages the networking and security practices for Moor Insights & Strategy focused on carrier infrastructure providers, carrier services, enterprise networking and security. He brings over 30 years of technology industry experience in a variety of product, marketing, channel, business development and sales roles to his advisory position.

Patrick Moorhead
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Patrick founded the firm based on his real-world world technology experiences with the understanding of what he wasn’t getting from analysts and consultants. Ten years later, Patrick is ranked #1 among technology industry analysts in terms of “power” (ARInsights)  in “press citations” (Apollo Research). Moorhead is a contributor at Forbes and frequently appears on CNBC. He is a broad-based analyst covering a wide variety of topics including the cloud, enterprise SaaS, collaboration, client computing, and semiconductors. He has 30 years of experience including 15 years of executive experience at high tech companies (NCR, AT&T, Compaq, now HP, and AMD) leading strategy, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing, including three industry board appointments.