AMD Announces Continued Software Support For AMD Opteron™ Processor-Based Systems
- Software partners using AMD Developer Center can easily optimize software for AMD64 platform -
SUNNYVALE, CALIF --
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced AMD64 software support from Axceleon, PDF Solutions, Stata Corporation and Streamline Computing, providing customers even more
64-bit options for simulation, statistical analysis and cluster computing software.
“Enterprise applications for clusters, security and statistical analysis are all bandwidth-constrained in a 32-bit environment and will enjoy the freedom and expansion of AMD Opteron™ processor-based systems,” said Marty Seyer, vice president and general manager of AMD’s Microprocessor Business Unit. “Software developers continue to use the AMD Developer Center to discover the simplified migration path offered by the AMD64 platform, allowing customers to migrate applications as quickly or gradually as needed to the power of 64-bit computing.”
“Axceleon’s EnFuzion distributed computing management software provides a cost-effective, time-efficient way of automating computationally intensive calculations such as electric network analysis, financial modeling, video production, and bioinformatics,” said Rok Sosic, chief technology officer of Axceleon, Inc. “We quickly completed the AMD64 validation through the Developer Center, so our software can now take advantage of the power and performance of AMD Opteron processor-based systems.”
“As the industry moves toward 90nm, performing timely yield analysis on large chip designs is difficult to achieve using 32-bit machines,” said Roland Ruehl, vice president of Software Engineering at PDF Solutions Inc. "By working with the AMD Developer Center, PDF Solutions was able to complete an initial port of our Yield Ramp Simulator (YRS™) to the SuSE Linux Enterprise Server OS in less than a week. Now, by using AMD64-based parallel compute racks, our customers can perform yield predictions and root cause analysis with turn-around-times that were previously impossible.”
“As our customers are exploring the AMD Opteron processor’s capabilities, it is becoming increasingly important that our statistical analysis software is AMD64-compatible, said Alan Riley, vice president of software development, Stata Corporation. “Our compute-intensive Stata 8 software requires 64-bit addressing for more than 4GB of RAM, so this was a logical choice for us and the AMD Developer Center made it easy.”
“Our parallel debugger software is designed to maximize the capabilities of cluster and grid computing for commercial, research and academic organizations,” said Dr David Lecomber, director of software, Streamline Computing. “Our UK-based developers remotely accessed the latest hardware and software tools to successfully optimize our software for the AMD64 platform. Our customers can now get the most from this new world of simultaneous 32- and 64-bit computing.”
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