eWeek: Hewlett-Packard Co. is developing blade servers that will be powered by Intel Corp.'s Itanium chip, another push by the company to bring 64-bit capability to the dense form factor.
The Palo Alto, Calif., company already is on track to roll out in the second half of the year a ProLiant blade server powered by Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s 64-bit Opteron processor that is aimed at the high-performance computing space. In addition, HP will use Intel's upcoming Nocona chip—the first 32-bit Xeon processor with 64-bit extensions—in some of its blades, although a spokesman declined to release details of the plan.
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