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    News - AMD exec questions Intel Xeon claims

    Claims of new servers based on Xeon 5500 paying for themselves within a year questioned in AMD corporate blog.
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    Re: News - AMD exec questions Intel Xeon claims

    Sounds like nit-picking to me. The hidden costs in a lot of cases aren't just hidden, they are nullified by being carried out by salaried staff.

    I guess AMD just wanted to have a dig. Now they have put themselves into a spot where they cannot promote new hardware with the same kind of justifications without Intel pointing to their own blog.
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    Re: News - AMD exec questions Intel Xeon claims

    I have to say the nice man from AMD is correct. It's just not apples with apples. Sure you'll get power savings, depending on the device that the chip is installed in you may even get other DC benefits like better cooling.

    Think about it also in the current climate, the old servers are nicely depreciated and are just assets to gain a nice sweat.

    New devices are a capital investment, or revenue cost if you are leasing.

    Then there are all the costs associated with the removal of the old servers, cabling, build out of new servers, virtualisation layer all of these easily out weigh any power savings you'll get.

    This doesn't mean the business case isn't there to move to a virtual environment as a whole, but the whole picture needs to be worked on rather than just the processor of the server!

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    Re: News - AMD exec questions Intel Xeon claims

    Well now the next time AMD ever promote the fact that you can and should replace older servers with new Opterons to make usage more efficient, it won't be just Intel, it will be most of the tech sites that remind AMD of this blog entry

    Reminds me of an old adage about glass houses and stones ;-)

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    Re: News - AMD exec questions Intel Xeon claims

    I think Intel know what is involved and have only quoted savings on the swap of hardware and not the aossicated costs as Intel will have no idea what it would cost company X or Y to do the work.

    I think AMD are just having sour grapes, at the fact Intel came up with the idea about replacing yoru old servers with these ones to save money, I have no doubt had AMD said it first, Intel probally would have done the same.

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