Today in Cloud

Perhaps hoping to put the Oracle-instigated Itanium fuss behind it, Intel yesterday revamped their high performance Xeon chip line. Big names such as Cray also came out to back the 29 chips in the line, one of which features in the Cray CX1000 supercomputer. With so many chips on offer Intel clearly hopes to dominate the entire server market, from the world of the CX1000 down to the humble back office email server. AMD, Oracle, IBM and others are unlikely to let Intel walk all over their markets, of course… and the large number of chips could conceivably work against Intel if they and their resellers fail to tell compelling and differentiated stories about the different products in the range.