AMD64 Technology Wins Best Of Show At 2004 Teched
Windows & .NET Magazine name AMD64 Platform Overall Best of TechEd
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. --
AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today that the AMD64 platform was named Overall Best of TechEd 2004 by Windows & .NET Magazine and SQL Server Magazine.
Since its introduction with the launch of the AMD Opteron™ processor in April 2003, more than 1,000 software and hardware developers, OEMs, systems builders and end users have recognized the benefits of AMD64 technology —an industry-standard approach to 64-bit computing that is designed to deliver simultaneous 32-bit and 64-bit performance.
“To be chosen overall winner in a field of more than 260 very competitive entries is a great achievement,” said Marty Seyer, vice president and general manager of the AMD Microprocessor Business Unit. “It further underscores the value of customer-centric innovation: competitive, strategic solutions that are valued by our customers and their end-users. AMD64 technology with Direct Connect Architecture makes 32-bit-only system offerings potentially obsolete while supplying benefits and system advantages well beyond extending the instruction set.”
“Simply put, the AMD64 platform, with Direct Connect Architecture and a simultaneous 32- and 64-bit computing environment, redefines the way people think about the future of x86 computing,” said Mike Otey, senior technical editor for Windows & .NET Magazine. “Like all the Best of TechEd winners, AMD is a market leader that provides the most competitive advantage and value to the consumer.”
AMD64 evolves the industry-standard 32-bit x86 architecture to support the demanding 64-bit environment that will enable future generations of computer functionality and productivity. AMD designed the AMD64 platform to allow end users to enjoy reliable, best-in-class performance on the 32-bit software they own today
while preparing for a seamless transition to high-performance 64-bit applications. The AMD64 architecture also enables a more secure computing environment by integrating technology that can take advantage of advanced anti-virus features in upcoming software.
Since the introduction of the AMD64 architecture in 2003, the AMD Opteron™ processor for servers and workstations and the AMD Athlon™ 64 processor for desktop and notebook computers have earned more than 45 awards for innovation and performance and the support of more than 1,000 OEMs, hardware and software developers, system builders, and distributors.
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