AMD Delivers 64-Bit Computing To Cornell University, Donating AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor-Powered Computer Lab
—Electrical and computer engineering lab to use AMD Athlon™ 64 processor-based systems for advanced engineering applications—
SUNNYVALE, CA --
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced it has delivered superior 32- and 64-bit computing prowess to Cornell University, as the university marks the recent opening of a 40-system computer lab powered by AMD Athlon™ 64 processors.
AMD purchased the systems for the Cornell University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept. lab through its University Campus Team, an ongoing program to forge strong relationships and technical partnerships with select U.S. universities. Researchers, graduate, and undergraduate students will use the lab to run leading-edge engineering applications for processor and circuit design, emulation and testing.
The AMD Athlon 64 processor is ideally suited to meet the taxing performance demands of these high-end engineering applications, and provides 32- and 64-bit capability needed by the department. The AMD64 architecture enables the processors to offer a more secure computing environment by integrating technology that can take advantage of advanced anti-virus features in the upcoming Microsoft® Windows® XP Service Pack 2.
“The AMD Athlon 64 processors give us the world-class technology and performance we need to run our systems for the next several years, with the dual benefit of being able to run both 32-bit and 64-bit software. They are the diesel engines of processors today,” said Clif Pollock, chair of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. “Additionally, it was imperative that the computer systems be able to withstand near continuous use from our student body. These systems fit that bill perfectly.”
“Cornell’s engineering department had very specific computing needs – to run intensive 32- and 64-bit applications – and AMD was able to meet that need with its evolutionary AMD Athlon 64 processor,” said Marty Seyer, vice president and general manager, Microprocessor Business Unit, AMD. “AMD64 technology will help Cornell’s researchers and students stay at the forefront of their field, preserving the university’s status as one of the world’s foremost schools of engineering.”
As mandatory courses for undergraduate students are held in the lab, every single electrical and computer engineering student, and computer science student at Cornell, will use this lab during their university career.
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