April 26, 2002
Microsoft, SuSE: AMD's Opteron to be supported
The Register reports that "Advanced Micro Devices Inc yesterday unveiled the AMD Opteron, the long-touted 'Hammer' or 'SledgeHammer' 64-bit server processor, and said it has won crucial operating system support from Microsoft... In addition, SuSE Linux AG said in February it has submitted code to the Linux kernel that will allow Hammer-based boxes to run the open-source operating system. AMD expects the changes to be incorporated into Linux's retail operating systems based on the Linux kernel version 2.6 or later."