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Hewlett-Packard Co. will release the first of its systems based on Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s Opteron chip later this quarter as it works to expand its ProLiant server line.Hewlett-Packard Co. will release the first of its systems based on Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s Opteron chip later this quarter as it works to expand its ProLiant server line.
The Palo Alto, Calif., company also has entered into a multi-year development and marketing agreement with AMD that will lead to future innovations based on AMD's 64-bit technology, the company announced on Tuesday.
Reports of HP's Opteron strategy began to trickle out last month, and company officials confirmed those plans at a press conference from Houston.
"Our commitment and plans for Itanium haven't changed," Stallard said. "They've actually been strengthened by this plan."
Later in the first quarter, HP will introduce a two-way ProLiant server, the 1U (1.75-inch) DL145, followed in the second quarter by the four-way, 4U (7-inch) DL585 targeted at helping enterprises running 32-bit applications constrained by memory limitations, such as databases and Microsoft Corp.'s Exchange software.