AMD Receives Novell Yes Certification For
AMD Opteron™ And AMD Athlon™ 64 Processors
YES Certification Assures Compatibility with SUSE Linux
Sunnyvale, Calif. --
AMD (NYSE:AMD) announced today that its AMD Opteron™ and AMD Athlon™ 64 processors have achieved YES Certification from Novell, further validating the company’s commitment to interoperability and customer-centric innovation. Novell YES certification demonstrates the highest level of interoperability with Novell products, including SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. The certification assures users of SUSE Linux that software that is YES CERTIFIED is fully compatible with systems powered by AMD processors, and will be supported by both Novell and AMD.
“AMD met the stringent requirements to be YES certified in part because of the extensive collaboration between AMD and Novell engineers over the past three years,” said Marty Seyer, senior vice president of commercial, AMD. “We are proud that our products will bear the ‘YES CERTIFIED’ mark, signifying to our mutual customers a smooth experience.”
AMD’s receipt of YES certification is the most recent milestone in the close relationship between AMD and Novell. Novell has consistently supported AMD technology through innovations in SUSE Linux that allowed customers to take advantage of the newest processor innovations including being one of the first operating systems to support AMD64, AMD Dual-Core technology and AMD PowerNow!™ technology.
“We applaud AMD for its continued support of Novell platforms with the attainment of YES CERTIFIED status for AMD Opteron and AMD Athlon 64 processors. We can anticipate that the already strong support for AMD platforms within the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server customer base will increase as a result of AMD’s YES certification,” said Hal Bennett, vice president of global alliances at Novell.”
The AMD64 processor platform is the gold standard for 64-bit computing. AMD64’s Direct Connect Architecture evolves industry standards to deliver break-through performance on single- and dual-core processors, reducing bottlenecks inherent in traditional front-side bus architectures. AMD64 technology is also designed to enhance the security of computing environments by integrating Enhanced Virus Protection* technology enabled by advanced anti-virus features in current versions of Linux®, Microsoft® Windows® and Solaris operating systems. Today, 90 percent of the top 100 and more than 50 percent of the top 500 of the Forbes Global 2000 companies or their subsidiaries use AMD64 processor-based systems Since their 2003 introduction, AMD64 processors have earned more than 200 industry awards and the support of more than 2,000 OEMs, hardware and software developers, system builders and distributors. For more information on the AMD64 processor platform, see www.amd.com/amd64
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Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP) is only enabled by certain operating systems including the current versions of Microsoft® Windows®, Linux, Solaris and BSD Unix. After properly installing the appropriate operating system release, users must enable the protection of their applications and associated files from buffer overrun attacks. Consult your OS documentation for information on enabling EVP. Contact your application software vendor for information regarding use of the application in conjunction with EVP. AMD and its partners strongly recommend that users continue to use third party anti-virus software as part of their security strategy.
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