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SAP follows Oracle, IBM with AMD X86-64 support for R/3

Enterprise software for Opterons
Tue Nov 26 2002, 16:33
HARD AND FAST on our earlier story that Oracle will support AMD's "Hammer" X86-64 technology, it now appears that German mega-software giant SAP is also porting products for the platform.

See Oracle likely to take AMD Hammer route.

And it appears that SuSE, perhaps more famous for its Linux work, but also a close AMD X86-64 teamster, is helping SAP port its R/3 database.

SAP DB already runs on 64-bit Unix operating systems and it is also porting R/3 for Intel's Itanic IA-64.

The evidence for the latest AMD move, which gives its 64-bit "Opteron" chips more credibility in the corporate space, comes on a number of message boards used by programmers.

One says SAP packages are or will be available for IA-64, X86-64 (AMD Hammer), and the ix86. µ


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