Dell trots out Opteron virtualization servers

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Dell launched two new servers Tuesday that will enable customers to upgrade to Advanced Micro Devices' quad-core Opteron chips and get a better handle on virtualization.

The PowerEdge 2970 and Energy Smart 2970 are Dell's latest products with two dual-core Opteron chips at the heart of the servers. They're rack-mounted systems that Dell says are "excellent platforms" for virtualization, which as reported earlier is a big part of Dell's server strategy this year.

The PowerEdge 2970 is available immediately for a starting price of $1,849. Dell will roll out the more energy-friendly version--with more efficient power suppliers and processors--in a few weeks.

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