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