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Articles by Kristen Kenedy
posted in February 2006
The x86 market in North America had the strongest growth of all server segments, a new Gartner report says. In contrast, shipments in the RISC/Itanium market fell by 6.8% during the same period.
Advanced Micro Devices cut prices on some server processors, while Intel offered instant rebates on select dual-core desktop CPUs.
Prices were cut on the Sun Fire x2100, x4100, x4200, and V40z --all of which use Advanced Micro Devices’ Opteron processor.
The idea is to shift some of the heavy lifting necessary to run multiple operating systems from software to the Xeon processor.