Hewlett-Packard plans to announce Tuesday that it is developing products based on the Opteron processor from Advanced Micro Devices, say sources familiar with the company's plans. The announcement comes one week after Intel announced plans to release a similar chip.
HP will become the third major server vendor to support Opteron, after IBM and Sun Microsystems announced product plans last year. Along with IBM, HP expects to offer Opteron products as well as products based on Nocona, the forthcoming version of Intel's Xeon server processor with 64-bit extensions technology, sources say.
An HP spokesperson declines comment. An AMD spokesperson did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
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