AMD Announces Broad Software Ecosystem Support for Industry’s First x86 Native Quad-Core Solution
—Windows, Linux, Solaris and VMware environments are optimizing to take advantage of AMD’s native quad-core “Barcelona” processors —
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Aug. 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.