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ZDNet: AMD swings its 64-bit 'SledgeHammer'

Aug 10, 2000, 16:45 (1 Talkback[s])
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"AMD Thursday released to developers the first peek at the design of its next-generation 64-bit processor technology, code-named SledgeHammer. The company made available to software developers design guidelines for SledgeHammer software."

"As part of its attempt to build software support, AMD has begun working with the open-source community to help tune Linux to run on SledgeHammer. The company, for example, briefed Linux guru Linus Torvalds on its plans."

"We are working with a lot of the (figures) in the open-source community," Mitton said. "We've informed (Torvalds) on what's going on."

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