Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th May 2006 21:11 UTC
AMD Dell will use AMD's Opteron chip. The PC maker has long been an Intel shop. But it intends to change that later in 2006, when it will begin offering a multi-processor AMD Opteron server. Dell, which announced its first-quarter earnings May 18, said in a statement that it would begin offering "AMD Opteron processors in our multi-processor servers by the end of the year offering a great new technology to our customers at the high-end of our server line." The Opteron server, likely to be a four-processor machine, will be sold alongside new Intel-based servers, Dell indicated.
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by Mitarai on Thu 18th May 2006 21:50 UTC
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Some how we all saw this coming.

Better late than never, right Dell?

Edited 2006-05-18 21:50

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v Excellent!
by Shaman on Thu 18th May 2006 22:01 UTC
HUGE!
by MastaShake57 on Thu 18th May 2006 22:09 UTC
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2006-04-10

I gotta say, this is a pretty huge deal. Now I can get away from those AWFULLY hot Intel Xeons, especially the new PowerEdge 2850s and 6850s. Anyone that's stood behind a rack full of 2850s will know exactly what I'm talking about. Get a cool glass of Lemonade cause it's HOT back there!

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RE: HUGE!
by Priest on Thu 18th May 2006 22:30 UTC in reply to "HUGE!"
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2006-05-12

I don't mind the heat becasue the server room is so cold that stading behind a stack of 2850's is one of the best ways to keep warm ;)

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RE[2]: HUGE!
by tpenta on Thu 18th May 2006 23:24 UTC in reply to "RE: HUGE!"
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2005-07-07

I guess that means that your department doesn't have to pay the power bill for the Aircon. Hey guess what, your company still has to pay it, you will be indirectly hurt by it.

Tp.

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RE[3]: HUGE!
by elmore on Thu 18th May 2006 23:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: HUGE!"
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2006-05-09

Unless his company is in a cold environment and they don't pay for much heat.:)

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RE[3]: HUGE!
by MastaShake57 on Fri 19th May 2006 01:31 UTC in reply to "RE: HUGE!"
MastaShake57 Member since:
2006-04-10

Ha! Aint' that the truth! Over the cold Northeast winter last year, as soon as I got into my office, I headed right to the back of that 2850 PowerEdge rack. MAN, I got warm in a few moments. :-D

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RE[2]: HUGE!
by bentman78 on Fri 19th May 2006 15:44 UTC in reply to "HUGE!"
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2005-11-15

I do the same thing...lol..
Our server room is freezing. When I run come cables underneath the floor, I always stand next to a rack of 2850's. Oh yeah, and EMC Clarion will warm you up too...

Does you data center deploy hot/cold isles? Man...that's some serios heat...

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Roadmap
by chekr on Thu 18th May 2006 22:50 UTC
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2005-11-05

This says something for Intels product roadmap in this area. It looks like Dell isn't too pleased where Intel was taking them in the server market.

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RE: Roadmap
by ThanhLy on Thu 18th May 2006 23:13 UTC in reply to "Roadmap"
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2006-03-14

What's there not to like about Intel's server product roadmap from the last couple years? They had the Itanium chip! Dell even sold Itanium servers!

I'm being facetious by the way.

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fantastic
by re_re on Thu 18th May 2006 23:31 UTC
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2005-07-06

This is really some cool news, I love to see some intense competition between AMD and Intel as it makes both produce better products and drives prices down on both fronts. This has the potential to give Intel a major kick in the hind quarters to develop a superior product.

The bottom line is, I think AMD produces a superior processor for most every type of system except notebooks. This is not to say I wouldn't love to see Intel make something better but it's only because I am confident that AMD will couquor again.

Competition is the only a free market can work properly and thrive.

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bad news for Intel
by CharAznable on Fri 19th May 2006 01:48 UTC
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2005-07-06

I wonder how much of the Xeon's market share is due solely to the fact that you can only get Dell servers with Xeons. Someone at Intel must be throwing chairs today.

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RE: bad news for Intel
by Lettherebemorelight on Fri 19th May 2006 04:25 UTC in reply to "bad news for Intel"
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2005-07-11

Are you suggesting Balmer was over for a visit?

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dell
by happycamper on Fri 19th May 2006 02:41 UTC
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2006-01-01

i want to see how much will dell actually devote to amd. if dell markets 10 different intel based servers against to 2 amd based servers for anybody to buy, like the other companies are doing then it. then i think it will not matter much. are amd sales going down all of a sudden they are selling their cpu more expensive then many of intel's

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RE: dell
by ceo1 on Fri 19th May 2006 11:19 UTC in reply to "dell"
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2006-02-02

| i want to see how much will dell actually devote to amd. if dell markets 10 different intel based servers against to 2 amd based servers for anybody to buy, like the other companies are doing then it. then i think it will not matter much. are amd sales going down all of a sudden they are selling their cpu more expensive then many of intel's

Beg to differ. Dell's challenge has been that high performance computing (e.g. oil & has, research) prefers the Opteron over Xeon. This has hurt Dell's share of a fast growing market, and I would imagine that's one of the reasons Dell begins to market an AMD based system.

This is also an area where you don't need 10 different server types.

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osnews
by Eric Martin on Fri 19th May 2006 03:01 UTC
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2005-11-11

Why is Osnews website database always down ?

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RE: osnews
by Nehemoth on Fri 19th May 2006 03:06 UTC in reply to "osnews"
Nehemoth Member since:
2005-07-07

i really hate that too

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RE: osnews
by chekr on Fri 19th May 2006 03:59 UTC in reply to "osnews"
chekr Member since:
2005-11-05

Why is Osnews website database always down ?

MySQL ;)

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RE[2]: osnews
by Ford Prefect on Fri 19th May 2006 08:52 UTC in reply to "RE: osnews"
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2006-01-16

MySQL is fast. But bad PHP coders can make it very slow ;)

I can just guess who is in the fault here ;)

Edited 2006-05-19 08:53

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RE[2]: osnews
by happycamper on Sat 20th May 2006 08:52 UTC in reply to "RE: osnews"
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2006-01-01

Why is Osnews website database always down ?

MySQL ;)

Is their a terrible flaw with MySQL?

At first I thought is was because they were usig linux. maybe one of those current buggy linux kernels.

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It finally happened...
by JacobMunoz on Fri 19th May 2006 03:58 UTC
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2006-03-17

...I guess Hell finally froze over.

Some people suspect that Dell's purchase of Alienware had something to do with this - as Alienware had an existing AMD product line.

I've got a big wall of Xeons too (well, not PERSONALLY, but I work on them) and those things are quite toasty indeed. They use up about half the air conditioning we have - and they're only like 25% of our machines (number-wise). Happily, they will be removed soon to make way for a nice, big, grizzly Opteron cluster (I can't wait).

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Good News ...
by Duffman on Fri 19th May 2006 04:25 UTC
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2005-11-23

... for Apple.
If DELL is leaving Intel only, Apple will be privileged instead of DELL by Intel.

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RE: Good News ...
by bouh on Fri 19th May 2006 09:29 UTC in reply to "Good News ..."
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2005-10-27

I don't think apple will ever represent a market as big and lucrative as the server market. So yeah, I think they might be quite pissed off right now ;-)

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RE[2]: osnews
by Soulbender on Fri 19th May 2006 06:12 UTC
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2005-08-18

"MySQL ;) "

As much as i dislike mysql i dont think that's the problem here. It runs on much heavier loaded sites without constantly going down.
Also notice how there's never any official responses to these questions.

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RE[3]: osnews
by chekr on Fri 19th May 2006 06:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: osnews"
chekr Member since:
2005-11-05

i agree with you on that. it was meant in jest.

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Conroe
by hechacker1 on Fri 19th May 2006 07:04 UTC
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2005-08-01

Finally Dell made the expected move.

But how is Conroe gonna fare against the Opteron in the server area? I guess we'll see both lines.

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Just 4 Processor Boxes
by Nehemoth on Fri 19th May 2006 12:18 UTC
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2005-07-07

One thing that yours must have clear, is just in the 4 ways space.

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