AMD Demonstrates Prototype 64-Bit Microsoft® Windows® Operating System Running Servers Based On Upcoming AMD Opteron™ Processors
—AMD showcases 32- and 64-bit interoperability, compatibility of existing applications with upcoming processors, applications and operating systems—
LAS VEGAS --
At Comdex, AMD (NYSE: AMD) today demonstrated a prototype version of the 64-bit Microsoft® Windows® operating system using 64-bit Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS), 64-bit Terminal Services and 64-bit Microsoft Internet Explorer running on Newisys Khepri systems based on the upcoming AMD Opteron™ processor.
AMD also showed 32-bit Microsoft Office XP running on the upcoming 64-bit Microsoft Windows operating system and demonstrated the ability to access data and files between both 32- and 64-bit applications.
“Today’s demonstration shows the promise of concurrent 32- and 64-bit application and platform interoperability, providing customers an easy migration path as they move their 32-bit Microsoft software investment to the power of 64-bit computing,” said Marty Seyer, vice president of server business segment for AMD’s Computation Products Group. “Tomorrow’s systems based on AMD Opteron processors will allow customers to migrate to 64-bit computing while maintaining 32-bit compatibility, protecting our customers’ technology investment. Support for customer-paced migration is part of the AMD 64-bit platform value proposition, allowing customers to simplify their business.”
Also today, at the Supercomputing 2002 conference in Baltimore, AMD demonstrated 32-bit Fluent 6.0 computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software running on the upcoming 64-bit Microsoft Windows operating system on a four-way AMD Opteron processor-based server.
Fluent software is used for simulation, visualization, and prediction of fluid flow, heat and mass transfer, and chemical reactions, and is typically used in a multiprocessor or clustered computing environment. Fluent software is used in a variety of industries including automotive, aerospace, chemical/process, and power generation.
The upcoming 64-bit Microsoft Windows operating system and
AMD Opteron processors will provide customers a scalable, high-performance platform for both 32- and 64-bit compute-intensive applications.
AMD will demonstrate systems based on the upcoming AMD Opteron and AMD Athlon processors with Hammer technology at Comdex, and at booth #1544 at Supercomputing 2002, November 18-21, 2002.
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