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 MastaShake57 on Thu 18th May 2006 22:09 UTC
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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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by Priest on Thu 18th May 2006 22:30 in reply to "HUGE!"
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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 in reply to "RE: HUGE!"
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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.


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RE[3]: HUGE!
by MastaShake57 on Fri 19th May 2006 01:31 in reply to "RE: HUGE!"
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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 in reply to "HUGE!"
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I do the same
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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