Oracle's Shopping List: AMD, Nvidia, IBM?

"Oracle's CEO says they're looking to get more pieces of the computer industry pie."

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At Oracle's annual meeting earlier this week, CEO Larry Ellison had some potentially big, if a bit vague, news.  The company is looking to continue their buying spree, this time in the hardware chipmaking side of things.  This is done in hopes of following Apple's footsteps in owning more intellectual property that provides the backbone of everything.

"You’re going to see us buying chip companies," Ellison said.

According to San Francisco analyst Doug Freedman, the likes of AMD, Nvidia, and IBM's chip division are prime targets for the enterprise giant.  With nearly $24 billion in reported cash and investments, Oracle has more than enough capital to buy any of the three.  Freedman mentions that AMD could be of particular interest.

"You’ve got to think it’s focused on enterprise hardware, on the server," he said. "AMD jumps off the screen."

Should Oracle snap up AMD or Nvidia, the big question for enthusiasts such as ourselves is, what will happen on the consumer side of things?  If they turn all of those resources to the enterprise/server sector, the consumer market would surely be thrown into disarray.  On the flipside, Oracle has the means to provide the funding for some serious R&D.  That would really help out Nvidia to achieve their goals for the next generation Kepler and Maxwell GPUs.

Oracle will also continue to expand their software holdings in addition to doubling their hardware business.  The ultimate goal is to create systems where all aspects of hardware and software are designed specifically to work together.

"We want to play in every important industry," he said.

"I would be stunned if 10 years from now, most data centers didn’t rely on these engineered systems," Ellison said. "We’re betting that this is the future of computing."

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04-09-2010, 14:09:34

sources95
hey guys I am going to put on order my Noctua fans in a couple of days. now I just realized that i have to rotate the motherboard 90 degrees which has got me thinking which way do I mount the NH D14? I am replacing the top exhaust fan with a noctua flx to give optimum cooling I may add some more if needed. plus does anyone have any idea of when the rampage 3 formula is coming out? I don't really want to get the gene because of the space between everything and that I didn't spend $285 on a case that is so large that I put a micro atx board in it.

04-09-2010, 14:20:47

tinytomlogan
Rotate the mobo? Hmm not sure what you mean here dude, just aim the noctua towards the rear exhaust fans, with out any pictures I cant really say otherwise.


The Rampage Formula will not be getting a UK release which tbh isnt a bad thing.

04-09-2010, 14:55:49

Complex!


The Rampage Formula will not be getting a UK release which tbh isnt a bad thing.




Why not? How is that not a bad thing? I like the formula :P

05-09-2010, 08:50:38

sources95
Im from Perth which is in Australia :) so they might come out tom will the gene be fine if i just want a 4.2k ghz overclock and 2 asus gtx 460s in sli? im just worried about the d14 being so large. i figured out where to mount the d14 now mount it in the same direction as the exhaust fan which on top of the case. what i meant about rotating the board tom is the raven has its expansion slots at the top of the case so the motherboard has to be rotated 90 degrees. Have a look at this case Silverstone Raven RV01

05-09-2010, 10:09:13

tinytomlogan


Im from Perth which is in Australia :) so they might come out tom will the gene be fine if i just want a 4.2k ghz overclock and 2 asus gtx 460s in sli? im just worried about the d14 being so large. i figured out where to mount the d14 now mount it in the same direction as the exhaust fan which on top of the case. what i meant about rotating the board tom is the raven has its expansion slots at the top of the case so the motherboard has to be rotated 90 degrees. Have a look at this case Silverstone Raven RV01





Makes no difference to the motherboard layout dude and the D14 and the 460's will be fine. Id aim for a 200x20 overclock and maybe go to 200x21 depending on the voltage. End of the day 200x20 with 2000mhz ram in direct links will be awesome. Id personally go for low volt 4ghz over higher volt 4.2.

Ive had the FT02 myself and that fits the D14 fine. Just go carefull with your ram choice as tall ram will foul the cpu heatsink.

05-09-2010, 10:23:50

sources95
tom im just think ive got a xfx 850w power supply does the gene have the same connector as a atx board? ive made my mind up im going to go with the gene bacause i just want a fast stable gaming rig. in ur opinion is this a good board for my needs?

06-09-2010, 11:13:33

tinytomlogan
The Gene is a great little board and the XFX psu has std connectors matey so you wont get any problems.

06-09-2010, 11:34:01

sources95
Terrific all systems go then! i decided to get the C8's aswell so i should be putting out some decent clocks. ill post pics of the pc when im building it.:)
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