HP plans to unveil on Monday its first blade servers using AMD Opteron processor, as well as a more conventional server and a workstation that use the new chip. HP is expected to offer two dual-Opteron blades, the BL25p with the 2.6GHz Opteron 252 and the BL35p with the 2.4GHz Opteron 250. The BL25p is larger than the BL35p, but offers more storage capacity. The BL25p is expected to cost $ 3,499 with one processor and 1GB of memory and $ 5,209 with two processors and 2GB memory. The corresponding BL35p prices are $ 2,899 and $ 4,209. The workstation can accommodate dual Opteron processors and up to 16GB of memory and supports SLI technology. Intel and AMD are expected to unveil new higher-end chips for dual-processor servers on Monday as well. The Opteron 252 will run at 2.6GHz and boost the speed of the HyperTransport communications links from 800MHz to 1GHz.

HP plans to unveil on Monday its first blade servers using AMD Opteron processor, as well as a more conventional server and a workstation that use the new chip. HP is expected to offer two dual-Opteron blades, the BL25p with the 2.6GHz Opteron 252 and the BL35p with the 2.4GHz Opteron 250. The BL25p is larger than the BL35p, but offers more storage capacity. The BL25p is expected to cost $ 3,499 with one processor and 1GB of memory and $ 5,209 with two processors and 2GB memory. The corresponding BL35p prices are $ 2,899 and $ 4,209. The workstation can accommodate dual Opteron processors and up to 16GB of memory and supports SLI technology. Intel and AMD are expected to unveil new higher-end chips for dual-processor servers on Monday as well. The Opteron 252 will run at 2.6GHz and boost the speed of the HyperTransport communications links from 800MHz to 1GHz.