Everyone in the server world has been wondering if Intel planned a response to AMD’s opening of its Opteron socket specifications. Intel does indeed have a counterattack in store, and it will arrive in part at next week’s Intel Developer Forum. Multiple sources have confirmed that Intel, for the first time, will open up its chip architecture to partners. One element of the companies agenda centers around releasing extensions for PCI Express and other buses that will allow other companies to develop co-processors for Xeon-based motherboards. A number of companies have confirmed that Intel approached them in recent months to begin creating co-processors and accelerators for its systems.

Everyone in the server world has been wondering if Intel planned a response to AMD’s opening of its Opteron socket specifications. Intel does indeed have a counterattack in store, and it will arrive in part at next week’s Intel Developer Forum. Multiple sources have confirmed that Intel, for the first time, will open up its chip architecture to partners. One element of the companies agenda centers around releasing extensions for PCI Express and other buses that will allow other companies to develop co-processors for Xeon-based motherboards. A number of companies have confirmed that Intel approached them in recent months to begin creating co-processors and accelerators for its systems.