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Google-Intel-AMD love spat

The Register’s Ashlee Vance reports that Google takes issue with Intel’s claim that Google’s going all Xeon ga-ga. I covered the Intel side yesterday.

Ashlee actually talked to someone in the Googleplex:

“We bought a small number of chips from Intel recently, but we continue to be supplied by more than one vendor,” spokesman Barry Schnitt told us in a statement and then returned to his cocoon.

So, either: Intel’s got a loose canon who used to have a blog, or Google’s spinning the truth to protect a competitive advantage. Or both.

It’s interesting when giants wrestle, but at this point not very HPC-ish, so say goodbye to this story.

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