Blackdown Offers Java™ Support for the Upcoming AMD Opteron™ and AMD Athlon™ Processors Based On Hammer Technology
FRANKFURT, GERMANY --
At LinuxWorld Frankfurt, Blackdown today announced support and expected x86-64 Java™ compatibility for the upcoming AMD Opteron™ and AMD Athlon™ processors based on Hammer technology.
Blackdown is currently developing an x86-64 version of the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition software (J2SE™), based on the latest HotSpot™ technology from Sun Microsystems. J2SE version 1.4.2 for Linux on x86-64 is expected to be released with the first shipments of AMD’s upcoming Hammer technology-based systems.
“Linux on x86-64 and Java are a perfect combination for building and running desktop applications as well as high-performance web and application servers,” said Juergen Kreileder, Blackdown lead engineer. “With this next version 1.4.2, AMD customers will be able to utilize Blackdown for their Java needs on a Linux operating system.”
“Java is well-established in the application server and database market, so x86-64 compatibility is important to our customers that use a Linux operating system,” said Ed Gasiorowski, director of AMD Developer Relations. “Blackdown’s open source community delivers freely downloadable Java that supports x86-64 computing.”
The Blackdown Project is dedicated to the professional development of the Java platform for Linux based on the community source concept, viewing participation as a cutting-edge opportunity for intellectual cooperation between the open source community and the commercial software industry. Blackdown is committed to abiding by agreements with Sun Microsystems and other technology vendors and aims to use their good will to further the cause of independence for software developers around the world. The Blackdown Project serves as a bridge between the open source community and the commercial software development world, based entirely on Java product source bases that have been licensed from Sun Microsystems.
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