Microsoft designs processors for servers
Microsoft designs processors for servers

Microsoft develops its internal processor on the basis of ARM. According to Bloomberg's latest report, it is used on the server running the company's cloud service.

This is in addition to industry efforts to reduce dependence on Intel processor technology.

Microsoft is using ARM-based designs to build processors for use in data centers and is exploring the use of other chips that can power some Surface devices.

This step is Microsoft's important commitment to critical hardware.

Cloud computing competitors like Amazon are making similar efforts to go down this path.

Both companies state that their processors have cost and performance advantages over standard processors, primarily provided by Intel, and are thus more suited to some of their needs.

Compared to surface processors, Microsoft's efforts are likely to give rise to its own server processors.

The company's chip design division follows Jason Zander, who is responsible for Azure's cloud business, rather than Panos Panay, who is responsible for Surface products.

A Microsoft spokesperson said: As processors are the lifeblood of technology, we will continue to invest in our capabilities in areas such as design, manufacturing and tools while strengthening and strengthening partnerships with many processor suppliers.

Microsoft has stepped up its employment of processor engineers in recent years as the staff of several chip manufacturers like Intel, Nvidia, and AMD have been outsourced.

Microsoft currently uses Intel processors for most Azure cloud services, and most of the company's Surface products can be used with Intel processors as well.

Microsoft, in partnership with AMD and Qualcomm, has bought its own processors for Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro X, which indicates that it is ready to leave Intel.

Microsoft shared the ARM-based SQ1 processor architecture for the Surface Pro X last year and introduced the SQ2 variant two months ago.

AMD also worked with Microsoft to create a special version of the Ryzen processor for Surface Laptop 3.

The move to server-side ARM is arguably more important, especially for Intel, whose processors dominate the server market, and AMD is starting to enter this lucrative market with its EPYC processors.

Microsoft's main competitor in the cloud, Amazon, appears to be the main threat to Intel and AMD. The ARM-based Graviton2 processor was introduced by AWS a year ago.

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