We understand that a deal is to be signed between AMD and Cray in the next few weeks for 10,000 Opterons.
And it's as close to a done deal as can be.
When AMD launched the Opteron in New York earlier this spring, Jerry Sanders III boasted that his firm would sell more of its 64-bit processors in one year than Intel had done since it launched its Itanium processor.
We estimate that 370 Itaniums were sold in 2001, and 2700 in 2002. We understand that Intel expects to sell 7000 Itaniums this year.
So it looks like one single deal might prove AMD's claims right. µ
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