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AMD demos Microsoft, Mandrake 64-bit software

Comdex 2002 Is Apple backing AMD?
Mon Nov 18 2002, 07:29
CHIP FIRM AMD said it has showed prototype 64-bit versions of Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS), Terminal Services and Internet Explorer using Newisys Khepri systems at Comdex Fall

And it also demonstrated Office XP with file and data swapping between 64-bit and 32-bit systems.

Newisys has been closely associated with AMD in the development of hardware for the Hammer series over the last six months.

The firm also said that Covalent and Red Hat will develop Apache Web server software for its Opteron (Sledgehammer) server processors designed for simultaneous performance of 32-bit and 64-bit processing.

Versions of 64-bit Apache servers will be shown at ApacheCon during this week, while AMD promised that Opteron chips will be available in systems during the first half of next year.

At a separate, Supercomputing 2002 conference in Baltimore, AMD will show 32-bit Fluent 6.0 fluid dynamics software using the 64-bit Windows OS on a four way Opteron machine. µ

* MEANWHILE AMD Zone reports that Apple has supplied developers with information for the AMD X86-64 chips. The same site reports rumours that Apple may give AMD support at the Comdex 2002 show this week. More links at that site.


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