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CNET News.com: SuSE to help AMD bring Linux to Sledgehammer

Aug 15, 2000, 05:10 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland, Michael Kanellos)

"AMD has hired SuSE to help bring Linux to its upcoming 64-bit Sledgehammer chip, the companies will announce tomorrow. The move closely mirrors the approach taken by AMD's rival, Intel, which has funded VA Linux Systems and helped other companies to bring Linux to its upcoming 64-bit Itanium chip."

"SuSE programmer Jan Hubicka has produced the first versions of programming tools necessary to develop Linux and other software for Sledgehammer. Other companies involved in AMD's x86-64 effort included Code Sorcery, which has experience in programming tools, as well as the scientific and technical computing firm Portland Group, and others."

"SuSE, a German company that is one of the four major sellers of the Unix-like operating system, plans to hold an initial public offering, chief technology officer Dirk Hohndel has said."

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