Dell Jumping on the Opteron Bandwagon?

Hewlett-Packard Co., IBM and Sun Microsystems Inc. have all jumped onto the Opteron bandwagon. Dell Inc. remains the only top-tier server maker yet to adopt the 64-bit processor. However, if Hector de Ruiz (AMD CEO) is to be believed, Dell will be signing on, and maybe sooner than later.

At an event here Thursday marking the one-year anniversary of the launch of the processor, Ruiz, chairman and CEO of Opteron maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc., said it's in Dell's nature to follow industry trends, and as more customers push for Opteron-based systems, Dell will surely jump into the fray. "I've always thought that Dell does not like to be a leader in technology, that they were a strong follower," said Ruiz, speaking to more than 100 business partners, reporters and analysts. "But I didn't realize they were going to be dead last with Opteron."

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