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AMD-Microsoft Hammer memo: leaked?

Congratulations to WOW 64!
Mon Apr 22 2002, 10:42
IS THE FOLLOWING EMAIL genuine?

Whether it is or it isn't, and we think it may be, we expect you'll be interested in the contents either way.µ

A Day in History
From: Heye, Richard
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2002 2:54 AM
To: J3; Ruiz, Hector; Herb, Rob; Siegle, Bill; Meyer, Dirk; Giannotti, Gino; Ellett, Ed; Vogel, Jerry; Eby, Tom; Zelencik, Steve; dl.k8eval; dl.K8-Platform
Subject: FW: A day in history

This accomplishment is a testimonial to great planning and execution by the entire Hammer team. We have a long way to go, but this is truly a major milestone in the hammer program. Thank you and congradulations (sic) to everyone who made this possible.

rich

From: David Cutler [mailto:davec@microsoft.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2002 7:27 PM
To: Bill Gates; Steve Ballmer; Jim Allchin; Brian Valentine; Vance, Mike; Brunner, Richard; Weber, Fred; Meretsky, Wayne Cc: AMD 64 bit working group; Forrest Foltz; David Cutler; Gordon Bell; Neill Clift; Samer Arafeh; Landy Wang; Jeff Havens; Andre Vachon; Bryan Tuttle; Simon Koeman; Kevin Frei; Bob Davidson; Terry Leeper; BV's Cabinet; Jim Allchin's Staff

Subject: A day in history

Today at 3pm we received the first AMD64 K8 based hardware system from AMD.

Today at 5pm we booted and are running the 64-bit versions of Windows XP on the AMD64 K8 system.

We are even running 32-bit apps under wow64!

The hardware system is unbelievably solid for a chip that just popped out of the oven a mere month ago.

In addition to running the 64-bit system we can dual boot into the 32-bit version of XP as well on the very same hardware without any changes!

Thanks are due to a great many people for their help and support in making this happen.

Watch this space for more news coming soon!

 

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