Red Hat 64-bit support for "Hammer"
LINUXWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO, CA. -- August 13, 2002
--Red Hat, Inc. (NASDAQ: RHAT) and AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that
Red Hat will offer global support for the upcoming AMD Opteron™ and AMD Athlon™
processors based on AMD's Hammer technology in Red Hat Linux Advanced Server,
and future enterprise Linux offerings from Red Hat.
Red Hat will provide
native 64-bit support for processors based on AMD's x86-64 technology, while
providing support for existing 32-bit Linux-based applications.
and AMD share the goal of providing customers powerful, fast and affordable
enterprise solutions based on industry standards," said Paul Cormier, Executive
Vice President of Engineering at Red Hat. "The combination of Red Hat Linux
Advanced Server and AMD’s x86-64 technology will provide a logical migration
path for enterprise customers seeking to move off RISC/Unix."
combination of Red Hat Linux Advanced Server operating system and the upcoming
AMD processors based on Hammer technology is designed to provide customers
enterprise-class servers and workstations with a combination of power and price
that has not existed before," said Rich Heye, vice president, platform
engineering and infrastructure, AMD's Computation Products Group. "A range of
customers with data-intensive applications are ready for the performance of
64-bit computing, and the AMD-Red Hat combination is intended to provide a
mainstream solution as new applications become available across consumer and
enterprise customer segments."
Benefits Preview of Red Hat
Linux Advanced Server for AMD Processors based on Hammer
- Concurrent support of both 32-bit and 64-bit applications
- Open standards used to power enterprise, mission-critical applications
- Extreme performance for servers, workstations and desktops delivered
through industry standard Linux and x86-64 technologies
- Easily supported by companies and individuals through existing training
Red Hat and AMD will demonstrate the 32-bit Red Hat Linux Advanced Server
operating system on a 64-bit AMD Athlon processor based on Hammer technology at
LinuxWorld 2002, San Francisco August 13-15 (AMD Booth #747).