Intel based blades at the IDF

The Register reports about announcement of quad and dual socket Intel Blades for our Modular Server chassis.

The four-socket blade server will fit into Sun's existing Blade 8000 chassis and should ship in the second half of this year. The system will be based on the four-core "Tigerton" version of Xeon from Intel and will support up to 128GB of memory.

I would prefer the Opteron Blades (an surely when Barcelona is out) out of several reasons like nested pages, better overall architecture and stuff like that, but your milage with your respective workload may vary. It´s certainly a good thing that we offer the Intel Blades for such workloads.