The Register meldt dat er bij de server en motherboard divisie van Intel onvrede is ontstaan over het constante falen van de chipset divisie, waardoor vorige maand nog de release van drie server mobo's werd gecancelled. Intel komt eind dit jaar met een aantal nieuwe server planken, waarvan er enkele gebaseerd zijn op de chipsets van concurrent ServerWorks:
The source, who works within OPSD (the OEM platform solutions division), told The Register today that staff [van de mobo & server division] are "truly disgusted" with the response Intel's chipset division has given it.
He said: "That is why the three server boards based on the 820 and 840 chipsets were cancelled, along with a few desktop boards. The decision to go with non-Intel chipsets for server boards was partly technical - they really are superior chipsets - and partly politics."
[...] Server boards have also been modified to use non-Intel chipsets. The Juniper board will arrive soon after the Tupelo and Ginko. The Juniper will be a dual-processor Foster server running on ServerWorks' GC Chipset, while the Shasta, a four-way Foster will arrive around a quarter later, using the same chipset.