Again, hus (as in husband) re-iterate that AMD doesn't need DELL to sell any chips. However, AMD wants DELL to admit that AMD's technologies are better than INTEL's. Finally, AMD has made DELL to say that, because AMD is working hard with DELL's competitors.
DELL's servers will be behind those from HP, SUN IBM.
Dum dum again spews stuff at random. I have bought many Chinese products in the US and I am for the most part very impressed. Now, I would never buy anything in China because they don't treat their own internal consumers as well as they do export customers.
Dum dum talks about Chinese cars as if anyone can ship any old car into the US market. Sorry dub ass, the bar is set high by the US gov't and there is testing involved to get accepted. Look at Kia and Hyundai. They are shipping some very good products into the US these days. Fit and finish is better than GM IMO.
Again AMDARSE just spews without any thought or logic.
I cant wait for the chinese to start making el chepo processors for high end servers. I can not for the life of me figure how a socialist blue ball country like Germany can mfg. anything cheap. Hell the workers must only work 9 months out of a year.
>DELL's servers will be behind those from HP, SUN IBM.
If Dell uses Newisys Horus, they might have 64 core Opteron systems out before any of them.
In Oct 2005 Newisys said it was releasing Horus soon. Then there was a demo in Nov 2005. Then nothing. The chip was microcoded, so most of the fixes would be software. It should be working by now.
Dell can differentiate themselves from the HP/Sun/IBM Opteron offerings.
They will do this by offering 8 socket (and up?) Opteron systems.
Dell can do this, because any 8P/16Core (8P/32Core? Sure why not) systems that they make and sell will not compete with a "proprietary UNIX/RISC/Itanium" system that they are already selling.
HP/Sun/IBM have to carry that baggage around, however. For Sun it's a particularly vexing problem because they are releasing Niagara (SPARC T1) and in the future "Rock" into the teeth of this AMD gale.
In my opinion, the real "kingmaker" here is Microsoft. They are the ones who contributed to the design of AMD64. They are the ones who said "no" to Itanium. They are the ones who had the industry relationships via former DEC employees.
8 socket multicore systems based on x86-86 will finally give Microsoft a chance to truly compete in the "big frame" space. This is why it's so important for them to ship their own virtualization solution, I might add.
Personally, I think they'll find Linux there waiting for them with Big Sharp Pointy Teeth, but I digress.