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Major OSes To Be Barcelona-Ready

Aug 08, 2007, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Patrizio)

"AMD announced that major x86 operating system vendors are preparing modifications to their OSes in advance of the release of its quad-core Opteron processor, Barcelona, due to ship to OEMs this month and to customers in September.

"Microsoft, Novell, Red Hat, Sun and VMware have optimized their operating systems, supporting tools and middleware to take full advantage of the improvements in performance and power management in the new Opterons.

"The operating systems supporting Barcelona are: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and 2008 when it ships, Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Sun Solaris 10, and VMware ESX. They will have add-ons for the OS to utilize Barcelona technologies by the end of the year..."

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