87. IT Director Talks Switching to AMD from Intel, Zen 4 vs Sapphire Rapids


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There has been much discussion about how hard it is to switch from Intel Servers to AMD…but that hasn’t been true for everyone. An IT Director from Richardson Electronics joins Tom to discuss everything server: Zen 4, Sapphire Rapids, Ice Lake-X, and the future of core counts. [SPONSOR: https://www.cdkoffers.com/] 25% software discount code: brokensilicon 3% discount code for everything: dieshrink Win10 pro oem key 13$: https://bit.ly/2Wdfghh Win10 Home oem key 11$: https://bit.ly/3dsbSFi Win10 pro oem key FOR 2PC 20$: https://bit.ly/36DFHAB Office 2019 key 29$: https://bit.ly/2WdfBAz Win10 pro oem+Office 2019 41$: https://bit.ly/3ea83Vo 0:00 Guest's Work Experience 3:40 Applying PC Gaming Hardware Knowledge to IT Management 11:48 It's not always hard to switch from Intel to AMD... 16:29 Convincing management to switch to AMD...are some intentionally stalling? 24:10 Will AMD take market share with Zen 4? ICL-X & SPR? 33:41 The Solar Winds Hack: Dangers keeping legacy products 35:14 Would you switch back to Intel? How many cores do you need? 41:32 Advantages of Modern Storage 46:20 Waiting for Zen 4 & Sapphire Rapids due to PCIE 5.0 & CXL? 53:04 Is Sapphire Rapids or Zen 4 more interesting to IT? Ice Lake? 1:00:56 Would our guest switch to ARM? Do servers need to be x86? 1:05:36 What about IBM? 1:08:10 Will we eventually have Made-To-Order Chiplet APUs? 1:12:30 The Future of Dedicated Graphics Cards 1:21:17 Do our input devices hold back gaming? 1:27:00 What skills do you need for a career in IT? 1:31:17 What technology are IT Managers missing? https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-clark-3a431988/ https://www.amd.com/en/case-studies/richardson-electronics Server Engineer Interview (#2 out of 3 interviews): https://youtu.be/Fh95scsUX_M https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/02/us/politics/russian-hacking-government.html https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/2/22210667/solarwinds-hack-worse-government-microsoft-cybersecurity

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