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CNET News.com: Transmeta to help AMD push into servers

Jan 03, 2001, 13:05 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Kanellos, Mary Jo Foley)

"Under a complex deal yet to be announced, sources say AMD is sending to software developers computers that run on competitor Transmeta's Crusoe processor and contain a special version of Transmeta's "code-morphing" software. The computers are designed to run a program that simulates AMD's upcoming server chip, called Sledgehammer, the sources said."

"In turn, Transmeta has obtained a license that will allow it to make chips that rely in part on the Sledgehammer design."

"The Sledgehammer simulator is crucial to AMD's plans to break into the lucrative server market. With a software simulation of the chip, developers can tweak their programs so they can release products when Sledgehammer emerges commercially in the first half of 2002. AMD will also come out with a version for desktop computers called ClawHammer, the company has said."

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