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IBM to put AMD chips in mainstream servers

Antony Savvas

IBM and AMD are set to expand their relationship, with Big Blue expected to launch a new range of mainstream business servers driven by AMD chips.

 

An announcement is expected on 1 August at an event staged by the two companies in New York .

 

IBM already uses AMD chips in very high-end servers but its adoption of AMD processors for mainstream business servers will be a big boost to AMD as the chip maker continues to take market share away from Intel.

 

Intel is currently engaged in a widespread cost-cutting programme in an attempt to make sure it can cope with AMD’s market challenge.

 

HP and Sun Microsystems have already adopted AMD’s Opteron chips and Dell recently changed its policy of relying only on Intel chips by launching a limited range of Opteron-driven servers.

 

 

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