Sun to likely use Opteron in a future product
C|Net is reporting
that Sun will "likely" use AMD's upcoming Opteron processor in a future product:
"Can we commit to using Opteron today? No," Loiacono said. "Can we use it? Are we likely to use it? Yes."
According to the article, all the major manufacturers are evaluating Opterons, but the really big names have yet to commit to the new 64-bit platform. Initially, AMD will surely sell plenty of Opterons through smaller manufacturers and white box vendors, but having the support of a big name like Sun would certainly help with the platform's acceptance down the road.