IBM and Gateway Inc. are preparing to bring Intel Corp.’s upcoming dual-core Xeon processors into IBM’s server lines. In addition, IBM is adding a pricing promotion to one of its systems in hopes of quickly ramping up sales of the new technology.
The two companies are among a slew of systems makers expected to make similar announcements Monday when Intel unveils its dual-core Xeon chips. Dell Inc., of Round Rock, Texas, late last month said it was putting the chip into its single- and dual-socket systems, including the PowerEdge 1850, 2800 and 2850 servers and 1855 blade servers, as well as Precision 470 and 670 workstations.
Spokespeople for Hewlett-Packard Co. and MPC Computers LLC also have said their companies will roll out systems with the dual-core chips.