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LinuxPR: AMD Showcases First "VirtuHammer" Simulator At LinuxWorld Shows In New York and Paris

Feb 01, 2001, 22:45 (0 Talkback[s])

"AMD and SuSE encouraged as Open Source community makes significant gains in porting Linux to AMD's "Hammer" family of processors."

"AMD announced today at LinuxWorld events in New York and Paris the first public demonstration of "VirtuHammer," the recently announced high- performance tool developed by AMD and Virtutech that allows software developers to write and test 64-bit programs for AMD's next-generation "Hammer" family of processors."

"AMD is approaching both LinuxWorld events with great optimism as the company, along with Linux operating system vendor SuSE, reports the achievement of significant milestones in the Open Source community's efforts to port Linux to AMD's x86-64 technology. The x86-64 technology extends the x86 instruction set to enable 64-bit computing and is the backbone behind AMD's planned 64-bit processor family, code-named "Hammer." AMD's "Hammer" family is planned for commercial introduction in the first half of 2002."

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