Intel Vs AMD CPU For VMS Server?

Hi All,

As you all know, we are in a very competitive industry. We will try to beat competitor's price as much as we can to get our hands on a project, as clients are looking ways of saving money.

As you all know AMD CPU price is always cheaper than INTEL. And some clients have raise an interesting question: Why using an AMD CPU for running VMS is not possible?

In the market, in general all VMSes seem to lean towards INTEL CPU as their preferred hardware, for running their VMSes. Why not AMD CPU work with VMS software?

I want to post this question to find out:

  1. What is the MAIN technical reason of using INTEL CPU for operating VMS?
  2. Is INTEL CPU more efficient and AMD?
  3. Is INTEL CPU has better compatibility with VMS in terms of supporting instruction set?

Thank you.

Regards,

Marcus

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