HP will this week announce details of a lower-end ProLiant server line that will use dual-core Opteron chips from AMD to boost data processing performance.
Dual-core chips have two processors on a single piece of silicon to increase data speeds.
HP will roll out the DL385 and DL145 G2 servers, along with the BL25p and BL35p blade servers, all of which use dual-core technology to increase productivity.
AMD began shipping dual-core servers in April and its bigger rival Intel is expected to follow suit early next year.
HP is already selling dual-core Opteron solutions in its higher-end DL585 and BL45p servers. These solutions can accommodate up to four processors.