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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RE: HUGE!
by Priest on Thu 18th May 2006 22:30 UTC in reply to "HUGE!"
Priest
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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 in reply to "RE: HUGE!"
tpenta Member since:
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 in reply to "RE[2]: HUGE!"
elmore Member since:
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 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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