Covalent Technologies to Support AMD's Multiprocessing Architecture
SAN FRANCISCO, CA --
Covalent Technologies, the leader in products and services for deploying the Apache Web server in the enterprise, today announced its enterprise Web server products will support the new AMD Athlon™ MP processor and the AMD-760™ MP multiprocessing chipset. Covalent's support of AMD's multiprocessing architecture is a continuation of its commitment to supporting industry leading hardware and software platforms.
Covalent's line of Web server products, including Covalent Fast Start and Covalent Secure Server, are currently available on a wide range of both hardware and software platforms and offer enterprise users an optimized Web infrastructure solution based on the widely used Apache Web server. The AMD Athlon MP processor with Smart MP technology is the latest member of the AMD Athlon family of processors and offers outstanding multiprocessing capability.
"Covalent is proud to offer support for AMD's new line of AMD Athlon™ MP processors with Smart MP technology," said Randy Terbush, chairman and chief technical officer of Covalent. "Our customers demand the best out of their hardware and software solutions; that's why we think it's important to supporting new technology from companies like AMD."
"The AMD Athlon™ MP processor combined with the AMD-760™ MP chipset provides an excellent platform for building rack-optimized Internet servers," said Ned Finkle, director of Software Infrastructure Relations for AMD. "AMD is delighted that Covalent has chosen to support AMD technologies in its web server product line as Covalent's family of Apache based products in conjunction with AMD-based servers makes for a compelling web server solution. AMD appreciates Covalent's support and looks forward to greater cooperation in the future."
Covalent has developed Apache solution bundles for mission critical Web sites and enterprise environments. These servers (Covalent Secure Server, Covalent Commerce Server, Covalent Managed Server, and Covalent Fast Start Server) include the key features and functionality that are necessary for Apache to meet the demands of both high-end Web sites and Fortune 500 companies.
Covalent has also developed software module "plug-ins" that enhance the functionality of the Apache Web server for enterprise use. These include SNMP connectivity, virus scanning, credit card transaction facilitation, and secure transmission (employing SSL) capabilities. These products established Covalent early on as the leading developer of Apache enhancements.
About the AMD Athlon™ MP Processor
The AMD Athlon™ MP processor is a seventh-generation x86 processor for high- performance multiprocessing servers and workstations. It takes advantage of AMD's innovative Smart MP technology which features dual point-to-point, high-speed 266MHz system buses designed to provide up to 2.1GB per second per CPU of bus bandwidth in a dual-processor system. Smart MP also features an optimized MOESI cache coherency protocol that manages data and memory traffic in a multiprocessing environment. The AMD Athlon MP processor, with stable Socket A infrastructure and support for DDR memory technology, has a high performance full-speed cache with hardware data pre-fetch, an advanced 266MHz front side bus with ECC support, a fully pipelined superscalar floating point engine, and an exclusive L2 Translation Look-aside Buffer (TLB). It also incorporates 3DNow! Professional technology, 52 new instructions that allow smoother, richer and more lifelike images, more precise digital audio and an enriched Web experience.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy awarded AMD an ENERGY STAR® Certificate of Recognition for its energy-efficient processors, including the AMD Athlon MP processor. These processors helps manufacturers meet stringent ENERGY STAR specifications for a variety of appliances, equipment and other products. Products with the ENERGY STAR label are designed to use less energy, save money and help protect the environment. AMD Athlon MP processors are manufactured using AMD's .18 micron copper process technology at Fab 30 in Dresden, Germany.
About the AMD-760™ MP Chipset
The AMD-760™ MP chipset, is AMD's high performance two-way multiprocessor core logic solution for the AMD Athlon™ MP processor. It consists of two chips-the AMD-762™ system controller, or northbridge, and the AMD-766™ peripheral bus controller, or southbridge. The AMD-760 MP chipset unleashes the power of DDR memory technology, which combines with other sophisticated core logic in data, memory and I/O control as well as system and power management to provide a powerful solution for server and workstation platforms. The AMD-760 MP chipset supports up to two AMD Athlon™ MP processors with a 266MHz front side bus, as well as PC2100 DDR memory and AGP4x graphics.
About Covalent Technologies, Inc.
Covalent was founded in 1998 by Randy Terbush, one of the eight developers who originally started the Apache project. Today Covalent is the leader in products and services for Apache. Funded by leading venture capital investors including Sequoia Capital, Covalent is the only company offering a comprehensive "enterprise-ready" solution for Apache. Companies such as Lucent Technologies, Dow Jones and others depend on Covalent for their Apache Web Server infrastructure. More information about the company can be found at www.covalent.net.