AMD bought more than 700 ProLiant BL465 blade servers from HP this week. The chip firm said it was looking for a system of bladers for its silicon design team to develop and design the architecture of processors.
This is the first time that AMD is deploying blades within its engineering design unit. AMD officials said the blades will offer an increased performance-by-watt of up to 30 percent compared to standard rack-mounted servers.
HP, which is based in Palo Alto, Calif., was one of the first OEMs to begin offering Opteron dual-core processors in its servers and its blades.
The systems will be used in Sunnyvale and Boxborough, Massachusetts, in Texas, Colorado and India.