Dell to offer Opteron-based servers
The following just dropped into my inbox with a thud:
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - May 18, 2006 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) released the
following statement today regarding the announcement Dell Inc. made in
its quarterly earnings statement that it intends to offer AMD
Opteron(tm) Dual Core processor-based servers.
"We welcome Dell, and Dell customers, to the world of AMD64," said Marty
Seyer, AMD senior vice president, Commercial Business. "Dell is a
customer-focused company and we're pleased to see that they are
listening to their customers and providing them the choice of innovative
AMD products. We look forward to working closely with Dell in bringing
the benefits of AMD leadership in performance-per-watt solutions to Dell
Whoa. News.com has confirmation
of Dell's plans. The timing of this one seems rather odd, with Intel's Bensley server platform and Woodcrest-based Xeon processors imminent. Why wait until Intel looks very much competitve again (to say the least) before making this move? Anyhow, I'm sure for a lot of IT folks, this is a very welcome development, regardless.