SUNNYVALE, Calif. – April 16, 2008 – AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) is now offering five server platforms based on high-performance, energy-efficient Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors. This news follows last week’s announcement that Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors are generally available, and brings the number of available global OEM platforms based on the new processors to 13. Additionally, AMD is announcing today that VMware has completed qualification of Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors for use in VMware ESX and ESXi hypervisor deployments, enabling customers to leverage the latest in VMware virtualization on these server systems.

“Dell is delivering on its vision to simplify IT by providing customers with a seamless and simple upgrade path to Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors on PowerEdge servers,” said Brad Anderson, senior vice president, Dell Business Product Group. “The combination of AMD’s most advanced processors running on Dell PowerEdge servers provides an optimal balance of performance and energy efficiency across a variety of customer solutions, from general purpose and remote office to high-performance compute clusters and virtualized data center environments.”

“As Dell expands its AMD Opteron processor-based server portfolio, we continue our strong collaboration to reduce IT complexity and delivering world-class performance-per-watt,” said Randy Allen, corporate vice president and general manager, Server and Workstation Division, AMD. “These latest Dell platforms based on Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors, in combination with VMware’s qualification, are important milestones for business customers looking for an ideal platform for virtualization.”