Opting for Opteron: TIGR Teams with Sun as Sanger Eyes Commodity Chips to Replace Aging HP Alphas | GenomeWeb
As the deadline for final orders of HP’s AlphaServer systems approaches, a number of the company’s life science customers view the phase-out of the platform as an opportunity to remake their IT infrastructures with lower-cost commodity architectures.
Last month, Sun announced that the Institute for Genomic Research — a longtime Alpha customer — had replaced its cluster of 15 HP Alpha servers with three Opteron-based Sun Fire x64 servers running Linux.

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