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Top data center stories: IT pros stick to Intel servers

The fourth top data center story of 2010 details IT pros who want AMD to succeed, but are sticking to Intel servers.


#4: IT pros want AMD to succeed in the data center, but stick to Intel servers

Not long ago, when it came to server processors, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Inc. was a force to be reckoned with in the data center. At its peak – the second quarter of 2006 -- AMD had 25.9% of the worldwide market for server processors, but in the most recent quarter, AMD had only 6.5% market share. IT professionals want AMD to give Intel a run for its money in x86 server processors, but they're not necessarily willing to jump ship to the underdog chipmaker.


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