AMD Announces Broad Software Ecosystem Support for Industry's First x86 Native Quad-Core Solution
Subject: Systems | August 9, 2007 - 11:12 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- August 9, 2007 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that leading x86 operating system (OS) and virtual infrastructure (VI) vendors are embracing support for AMD's native Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor, code-named "Barcelona." Microsoft, Novell, Red Hat, Sun Microsystems and VMware are optimizing their operating systems, virtual infrastructures and supporting tools and middleware to take full advantage of the increased efficiencies, performance and decreased power consumption enabled by AMD quad-core technology.
By working closely with leading operating system and virtual infrastructure vendors, AMD is providing customers with the ability to choose the environment that is best suited to their applications demands. Development efforts by operating system and virtual infrastructure vendors are primarily focused on leveraging enhanced power management, virtualization and multi-core features of the upcoming Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor. Since its introduction, the AMD Opteron processor has become a platform of choice on the road maps of operating systems from Windows, Linux and Solaris as well as that of VMware Infrastructure.