February 27, 2002

AMD shows Hammer outside Intel show

Author: JT Smith

ComputerWire (via The Register) has a story saying Advanced Micro Devices showed off prototypes of its x86-64 Hammer technology Tuesday a few blocks from the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. "AMD's Hammer technology is designed to support both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems and applications and yesterday the vendor for the first time publicly demonstrated Hammer chips running Windows XP and a 64 bit version of Linux ... Fred Weber, CTO for AMD's computation products group, said that porting the Linux OS to Hammer's 64-bit mode had been 'fairly easy,' although final validation would require further work."


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