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Server chips in showdown

As AMD releases the Opteron processor, companies announce support with servers, chipsets and software. Meanwhile, Intel plans software boost for Itanium.

As Advanced Micro Devices releases the Opteron processor, companies from IBM to small start-ups announce support with servers, chipsets and software. Meanwhile, Intel plans a software boost for Itanium.


Intel will release software later this year designed to dramatically improve how well its Itanium chips run programs written for its Pentium or Xeon processors.
April 23, 2003


update Big Blue says it will use AMD's new high-end processor in future server hardware to answer customers' requests for a modestly priced high-performance machine.
April 22, 2003


Advanced Micro Devices releases its touted Opteron processor, and a number of companies follow with servers, chipsets, software and benchmark scores.
April 22, 2003


The petrochemical giant purchases a large cluster of Hewlett-Packard Linux servers using Intel's Itanium 2 processors to help search for oil and gas deposits.
April 22, 2003


Bringing the processor to market hasn't been easy. But on Tuesday, Advanced Micro Devices will release the new chip--and once again, everything is on the line.
April 21, 2003


Sun Microsystems' software products will support AMD's new Opteron--but not initially the chip's 64-bit capabilities that distinguish it from rival Intel processors.
April 21, 2003


The company releases a version of Linux tuned for AMD's Opteron processor, set to launch Tuesday, with rival Red Hat planning its own product for the fall.
April 21, 2003


Servers containing up to four of the processors will hit the market later this quarter, a key element in Advanced Micro Devices' strategy to penetrate the corporate market.
April 21, 2003

previous coverage

Hewlett-Packard boasts of progress in establishing the merits of its servers using Intel's server processor less than a week before AMD is scheduled to release its rival Opteron chip.
April 16, 2003


The company's product costs $999 for systems with as many as four Itanium 2 processors and includes a one-year subscription to SCO's software update service.
April 15, 2003