Where's the scale up?
Whilst I applaud hp's support for the new Opterons, I have to wonder why the hp contribution stops at four sockets (DL585)? Where's the new eight-socket option to replace the old DL785 G6 and match the Xeon-based Giant Prolaint DL980? With hp already planning to use the Superdome2 tech to produce am ultrafast 32-socket Xeon server, the new Opteron offering appears a bit limited in scale up.
I'm not surprised Snoreacle aren't making any new Opteron boxes though, as it would be far too easy to compare a 16-core Opteron with a 16-core T-whatever, especially as the Opteron option would probably be far cheaper.