News
 

Bookmark and Share

(1) 

Sun Microsystems, a leading maker of servers, has issued a statement regarding Dell’s decision to use microprocessors from Advanced Micro Devices in its PowerEdge machines. The company said that the plan proves superiority of AMD’s 64-bit microprocessors.

“AMD’s superior technology and market share growth made this decision inevitable.  Welcome to the party,” said John Fowler, executive vice president of Sun’s systems group.

Sun is AMD’s largest server partner, which supplies a huge part of all servers powered by AMD Opteron processors. Sun even said that it plans to put some efforts into further development of AMD Opteron processors. Sun will also continue to develop its own UltraSparc central processing units for high-end servers, where those chips compete against Intel Corp.’s Itanium-series processors.

AMD’s marker share in x86 server market increased to 22.1% in Q1 2006, up from 16.4% in the fourth quarter in 2005. Given that the demand towards server processors from AMD is growing, it was impossible for Dell, whose profit margins have been under pressure from companies like HP, to ignore AMD64-based servers, as traditionally enterprise-class computers cost more than desktops and have higher profit margins.

Discussion

Comments currently: 1
Discussion started: 05/22/06 02:28:43 AM
Latest comment: 05/22/06 02:28:43 AM

Add your Comment




Related news

Latest News

Thursday, August 21, 2014

12:10 pm | AMD to Lower Prices of A-Series APUs for Back-to-School Season. New Prices of AMD A-Series APUs Revealed

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

10:53 am | AMD to Cut Prices on FX-9000, Other FX Processors: New Prices Revealed. AMD to Make FX Chips More Affordable, Discontinue Low-End Models

10:32 am | LG to Introduce World’s First Curved 21:9 Ultra-Wide Display. LG Brings Curved Displays to Gamers, Professionals

9:59 am | AMD Readies FX-8370, FX-8370E Microprocessors. AMD Preps Two New “Mainstream” FX Chips

Monday, August 4, 2014

4:04 pm | HGST Shows-Off World’s Fastest SSD Based on PCM Memory. Phase-Change Memory Power’s World’s Fastest Solid-State Drive