Dell Plans 'Misquoted'; No Opteron Servers, Yet

Dell Computer Corp. has no plans to develop Opteron servers "today," contradicting a French report that Dell officials said misquoted founder Michael Dell. French IT publication o1net quoted Micahel Dell as saying, "Quant à savoir si proposer à la fois des serveurs Intel et AMD au catalogue a un sens, la réponse est clairement oui," or "As for knowing whether to suggest offering, at the same time, servers from both Intel and AMD within our (product) catalog, the answer is clearly yes."

01net did not indicate whether Dell gave the interview in French or if his comments were translated. In any case, Dell spokeswoman Wendy Giever said that Dell's comments were apparently misquoted. Throughout its history, Dell has shipped products conaining only Intel processors, when virtually all of its competitors offer at least some PCs and/or servers containing chips from rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc. Just as financial insiders pick apart Federal Reserve Board chairman Alan Greenspan's comments for clues as to the agency's plans, so has the technology industry tried to determine when Dell might adopt AMD's chips. So far, however, Dell's stance remains unchanged.

News source: eWeek

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