Alienware, a privately held computer maker best known for its high-end PCs for video gamers, has signed a deal to build a powerful research computer for Florida International University.

Miami-based Alienware, whose consumer systems can sell for $3,000 or more, said Tuesday the system would be powered by 98 of Advanced Micro Devices' Opteron processors.

Best of luck for Alienware who most likely got the deal after other major OEM such as HP and Dell had bid for the contract. This also gives a good hint that Alienware is considering diversification to certain areas while PC giants (as aforementioned) have agressively jumped on the enthusiast bandwagon as well.