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HP Offers New Opteron-Based Servers, Workstation

Hewlett-Packard hopes to take a lead in providing servers and workstations based on Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s Opteron microprocessor with the release of new products on Monday.

"We are adding new platforms to address customer needs around more performance, more performance, and more performance," says Paul Miller, VP of marketing for industry standard servers and BladeSystem.

"What we're doing is pretty straightforward because performance matters to customers," Miller says. "We are chipnostic. We don't care which processor technology you're buying as long as it says HP on the outside. Customers are adopting Opteron as part of their business because it's showing proven performance increases."

On Monday, HP introduced two new versions of its existing Opteron DL585 and DL145 servers, a new DL385 server based on Opteron, its first blade servers based on Opteron, and an Opteron-based workstation.

In the BladeSystem product family, HP is adding the Reliant BL25p and the BL35p. The servers can be used in conjunction with HP's Xeon-based blade offerings, allowing customers to select the best technology to meet specific application requirements, Miller says. "These new products have the same management across the platform, whether it is Xeon or Opteron, so it's totally seamless to the customer," he says. "It's choice without compromise."

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