"Intel, armed with a custom-designed motherboard, has reclaimed Google as a server customer after a year watching the search powerhouse give its business to Advanced Micro Devices, CNET News.com has learned.
Google has begun buying Intel server components in high volume, said Pat Gelsinger, a co-general manager of Intel's Digital Enterprise Group, speaking about the Google relationship on an internal Intel blog entry Wednesday seen by CNET News.com. "We're in business with the volume systems ramp under way," he said.
AMD could well have a place alongside Intel. "We bought a small number of chips from Intel recently, but we continue to be supplied by more than one vendor," Google said in a statement, but didn't discuss motherboard purchases or other details. AMD and Intel declined to comment."