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OMG! SGI opts for Woodcrest over Opteron!

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June 9, 2006 10:42:56 PM

OMG!

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June 9, 2006 11:21:25 PM

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I feel like I'm in school again
June 9, 2006 11:24:43 PM

Ahhh who cares. SGI is a big nobody these days. They're in such bad debt that no one even wants to buy them! And they've burned most of their chipmakers and suppliers so bad, it's very unlikely they'll get chips at low, low prices. Hence, they won't be competitive.
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June 9, 2006 11:36:59 PM

SGI's problem is that they owe AMD a fair amount and under US bankruptcy law they would have to come current with AMD to get future deliveries. this is a fairly standard move in bankruptcy to replace a vendor that you owe money to with someone you don't. Any money owed to intel would be post petition and paid prior to the payment of even secured creditorsthat are owed funds pre petition.
June 10, 2006 12:07:26 AM

Any companies CPU decisions coming out of chapter 11, should be taken for what they are worth. And probably has more to do with who would give them credit too. I doubt their credit is worth anything with AMD.

Almost suprised they didn't go with Dell. Ok, thats almost funny.
June 10, 2006 12:11:41 AM

The Inquirer mentions Woodcrest being part of the decision, but it seems that Intel has also pulled the Xeon MP Tulsa forward from Q4 to Q3. It's still based on Netburst, but it's supposed to offer a 2 times performance increase over their previous four socket and higher platforms. How it compares to Opterons is still unknown. In any case as others have mentioned, it's more of a psychological victory for Intel than anything else.

http://www.theregister.com/2006/06/09/intel_tulsa_pull/
June 10, 2006 12:18:23 AM

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SGI's problem is that they owe AMD a fair amount and under US bankruptcy law they would have to come current with AMD to get future deliveries. this is a fairly standard move in bankruptcy to replace a vendor that you owe money to with someone you don't. Any money owed to intel would be post petition and paid prior to the payment of even secured creditorsthat are owed funds pre petition.

Why does SGI owe money to AMD? They use Itanium and MIPS processors. Obviously they chose Woodcrest because it's the most powerful vector x86 processor available.
June 10, 2006 12:51:06 AM

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SGI's problem is that they owe AMD a fair amount and under US bankruptcy law they would have to come current with AMD to get future deliveries. this is a fairly standard move in bankruptcy to replace a vendor that you owe money to with someone you don't. Any money owed to intel would be post petition and paid prior to the payment of even secured creditorsthat are owed funds pre petition.

Why does SGI owe money to AMD? They use Itanium and MIPS processors. Obviously they chose Woodcrest because it's the most powerful vector x86 processor available.

They co-developed various technologies with AMD.
June 10, 2006 1:29:22 AM

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I figure a "duopoly" means AMD can't have more than 50%.
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