Today in Cleantech

Stacey Higginbothom at GigaOM reported yesterday that embattled chipmaker, AMD, was acquiring low power server maker, SeaMicro. It’s the first smart move I’ve seen AMD make in some time. SeaMicro is a server maker actively trying to penetrate the microserver market for webscale applications and cloud computing with its low power servers. It’s tech relies on an integrated fabric switch to lower power consumption and it’s CEO, Andrew Feldman, has said time and again that he’s chip and architecture agnostic. Meaning, it’ll be no problem building servers with AMD chips (SeaMicro currently uses Intel Atom and Xeon chips), not to mention the possibility of Linux based Tilera chips or, more likely, ARM chips. The deal diversifies AMD’s offerings and mindset, and is a great move.