Xeon is Money in the Bank for Intel

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted May 13, 2010


Intel claims it was getting 20 percent of the design wins from storage vendors opting to use its Xeons, but this year that share will hit 70 percent. As reported on The Register, rival AMD is having a tougher time getting what it deems is its fair share of the microprocessor and chipset sales in the server market.


Intel expects 70 percent of design wins from storage vendors opting to use Xeons.

"Today, rival Advanced Micro Devices doesn't have all the right ideas as it did back in 2003 with its Opterons. Or rather, Intel now has its own versions of those same right ideas while AMD is having a tougher time getting what it deems is its fair share of the microprocessor and chipset sales in the server racket.

"In addition, here in 2010 the Sparc and Sparc64 processors from Oracle and Fujitsu, respectively, seem to be frozen in time. And everyone knows that except for three operating systems controlled by HP - OpenVMS, HP-UX, and NonStop - and a smattering of mainframe operating systems in Europe and Japan, Itanium is not a contender. Red Hat and Microsoft have each pulled the plug on Itanium for future development, as IBM and Sun did for AIX and Solaris a decade ago, before Itanium even came to market."

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