AMD is collaborating with Microsoft to incorporate the cloud delivery features of its next-generation “Naples” processor with Project Olympus — Microsoft’s next-generation hyperscale cloud hardware design, the companies said at the Open Compute Project summit in Santa Clara, California.

Through Microsoft’s contribution of the Project Olympus design much earlier in the cycle than many OCP projects, AMD says it was able to engage early on in the design process, and the performance, scalability and efficiency of Project Olympus and AMD’s “Naples” processor means the updated cloud hardware design can adapt to meet the application demands of global datacenter customers.

The first “Naples” processors are scheduled to be available in Q2, with expected volume availability building in the second half of 2017 through OEM and channel partners.

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