First AMD-powered Dell servers coming today

— 3:08 PM on October 23, 2006

Nearly a month and a half after the launch of Dell's first AMD-powered Dimension desktop systems, the PC maker is about to strike again with two new servers based on AMD processors. One of the two machines, dubbed PowerEdge 6950, will have four processor sockets and will be aimed mainly at database applications, Dell's PowerEdge Director Jay Parker is quoted as saying by the Austin American-Statesman. The second will be named PowerEdge SC1435 and will be aimed at supercomputing clusters. Parker added that, while Intel's new Woodcrest Xeons have allowed Intel to "close the performance gap" with AMD, "each company's processors work better for different types of jobs." Both servers are scheduled to be introduced later today.

In preparation for the launch, AMD CEO Hector Ruiz invited Dell Chairman Michael Dell to speak at the Oracle OpenWorld conference today. The two hinted at an announcement coming later today, although they did not officially unveil any new products. Thanks to TR reader DrDillyBar for the tip.

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