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The Register: AMD ships Linux 64-bit Hammer x86-64 simulator

Oct 06, 2000, 15:34 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Smith)

"AMD has released its Linux-based 'Hammer Sim' - a simulator that allows developers to run and debug code written for Chimpzilla's upcoming x86-64 64-bit processor technology."

"SimNow! - available free from AMD's Web site - lets coders test their software on a regular 32-bit x86 CPU. AMD's Hammer family of chips, the successors to Sledgehammer, will be unveiled in full at the end of 2001. The company's 64-bit technology was first introduced this time last year as a spoiler for Intel's own 64-bit Itanic - sorry, Itanium - launch."

"Interestingly, SimNow! runs under Linux - CodeSourcery did the work - so you can see the audience AMD is targeting its technology at. It is, after all, a great way of ensuring that one of the key server operating systems is made ready to support Hammer CPUs come their eventual release."

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