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Siliconvalley.internet.com: AMD Preps for Hammer, Opens Developer Center

Oct 30, 2002, 22:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Singer)

"The new Opteron chips based on Hammer technology, due out in March or April, are expected to debut in several servers with a notebook version of the chips coming out about the same time.

"In concert with the Development Center, AMD also released two additional development support resources--a SuSE Linux beta x86-64 distribution to more than 150 AMD partners currently working with AMD Opteron processor-based development platforms and the AMD x86-64 Architecture Programmer's Manual. The five-volume guide can either be ordered in hard copy or downloaded as a PDF.

"AMD said the fact that it is making SuSE's x86-64 Linux distribution available now is no coincidence. The company said the beta release was expected to coincide with the first shipments of AMD Athlon processors based on Hammer technology..."

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