(Press Release) At Computex Taipei 2002, AMD demonstrated a four-way multiprocessing server, based on its upcoming eighth-generation AMD Opteron processor. The demo marks the first-ever public showing of a four-way multiprocessing platform by AMD, and illustrates AMD's unwavering commitment to the 64-bit server market. Systems based on AMD's four to eight-way multiprocessing platform will be suitable for all enterprise-class workloads. AMD has resolved to provide businesses a platform to help them grow into the 64-bit future, without abandoning the productive and valuable investments they have already made in their 32-bit environments.
AMD's server demonstration, containing four AMD Opteron processors, ran a 32-bit Web server on top of a 64-bit SuSE Linux operating system and served Web pages to an eighth-generation AMD Athlon processor-based machine. AMD has previously shown single and dual-processor configurations of its eighth-generation processor family, running both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems, including a developmental version of 64-bit Microsoft Windows. Microsoft Corporation is collaborating with AMD to incorporate 64-bit support for the eighth-generation AMD Athlon and AMD Opteron processors into the Windows operating system. Together, AMD's next-generation processors and Windows are designed to provide customers a flexible, compatible and reliable platform.