"In a move that mirrors the firm's early support for the Opteron
server chip in 2003, IBM is now making room in its workstation
business for AMD's 64-bit capable processor.
"The company's new IntelliStation A Pro line of workstations are
built around Opteron 200 series processors in speeds ranging from
1.8 GHz to 2.2 GHz. The A pro joins a workstation family that
includes the Pentium 4- and Xeon-based M Pro and Z Pro,
"Models can be ordered with Windows XP professional or 64-bit
Red Hat's Enterprise Linux WS3. Also common to all IntelliStation A
Pros are graphics subsystems from NVIDIA, DDR SDRAM, and a choice
of SATA or dual-channel Ultra320 SCSI drives all within a 6-bay
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