News
 

Bookmark and Share

(0) 

HP is rumoured to become a new partner for AMD in the server field, according to a report from CNET’s News.com. Following Sun Microsystems and International Business Machines, HP will be AMD’s third largest Opteron customer, if the information is correct.

Unveiled in April 2003, AMD Opteron processors have been receiving pretty warm welcome of the industry, but did not manage to catch up with Intel Itanium or Intel Xeon in terms of units sold. According to estimates by Smith Barney analysts, Sunnyvale, California-based AMD supplied 40 thousand of AMD Opteron chips, while Santa Clara, California-based Intel shipped around 100 thousand of Intel Itanium 2 processors and millions of Intel Xeon CPUs.

This year should be far more favourable for Advanced Micro Devices and its Opteron chips because it has design wins with a lot of second-tier server and workstation makers, as well as contracts with first-tier companies, such as IBM, Sun Microsystems and Fujitsu Siemens. Furthermore, this year more software that takes advantage of AMD64 technology is projected to emerge, including highly-anticipated Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for 64-Bit Extended Systems as well as Sun Solaris for AMD64 machines. With wider availability of AMD Athlon 64 and AMD Opteron-based computers and richer software portfolio, AMD effectively has more chances to sell its 64-bit chips that also allow running conventional 32-bit software without performance hits.

Basically, everything seems to be positive for AMD. In case potential design win with HP materializes, AMD may celebrate a huge victory – three out of four largest server makers in the world. The only company unlikely to adopt AMD chips at all is Dell, who uses only Intel CPUs.

HP and Compaq have been long-time adopters of AMD processors. HP currently offers a number of desktops for home or business use powered by AMD Athlon XP chips and even Athlon 64-based systems for gaming under Compaq brand. According to the report, AMD Opteron CPUs will be shipped in HP’s ProLiant servers that contain from one to four microprocessors.

Neither HP nor AMD spokespersons commented on the news-story.

Discussion

Comments currently: 0

Add your Comment




Related news

Latest News

Thursday, November 6, 2014

6:48 am | LG’s Unique Ultra-Wide Curved 34” Display Finally Hits the Market. LG 34UC97 Available in the U.S. and the U.K.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

8:52 pm | Lisa Su Appointed as New CEO of Advanced Micro Devices. Rory Read Steps Down, Lisa Su Becomes New CEO of AMD

Thursday, August 28, 2014

12:22 pm | AMD Has No Plans to Reconsider Recommended Prices of Radeon R9 Graphics Cards. AMD Will Not Lower Recommended Prices of Radeon R9 Graphics Solutions

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

9:09 pm | Samsung Begins to Produce 2.13GHz 64GB DDR4 Memory Modules. Samsung Uses TSV DRAMs for 64GB DDR4 RDIMMs

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

6:41 pm | AMD Quietly Reveals Third Iteration of GCN Architecture with Tonga GPU. AMD Unleashes Radeon R9 285 Graphics Cards, Tonga GPU, GCN 1.2 Architecture