Seems as though this Opteron architecture will commoditize the 4 and 8-way space. Good competition for the pathetic 2.0ghz XeonMP which sells now for about $3,500 apiece. What a joke!
We have $20,000 Xeon 4-ways, $35,000 4-way Itanics and $40,000 4-way SPARCs.
By this time next year, how will the carnage look?