Tomorrow at work will be the first time I present a dual-socket dual-core Opteron server as a competitive quote to a four-processor single-core Xeon server. It’ll be interesting to see how that flies; we’ve only brought in a few Opteron-based servers at this point.

Update: It didn’t fly. Despite the fact that we’re running lots of test/dev on Opteron (via VMware) there’s still uneasiness about application compatibility. I guess AMD’s message, reviews, and success stories haven’t gotten as wide of press as I thought. I’ve been asked to educate application managers about Opteron servers. We’ll see how that goes.