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AMD Opteron processor will receive a really wide industry adoption from the very beginning, as the documents we have seen today reveal.

Here is the list of operating systems to support x86-64 platform:

  • All 32-bit systems
  • UnitedLinux Version 1, 32-bit/64-bit, available now;
  • Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 2.1, 32-bit/64- bit, available on April 22, 2003;
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 8, 32-bit/64-bit, available on April 22 2003;
  • NetBSD 64-bit, available on April 22, 2003;
  • Beowulf Sycld Operating System, 64-bit, available on April 22, 2003;
  • Turbolinux, 64-bit, available on April 22, 2003;
  • Red Hat Advanced Server 3.0, 64-bit, date to be announced;
  • Windows for AMD64, 64-bit, date to be announced;
  • FreeBSD, OPENBSD, 64-bit, date to be announced.

Open Source development tools for AMD 64-bit platform, all available now:

  • ATLAS 3.5.0 Developer Release Library;
  • Blackdown Java Platform 2 Version 1.4.2;
  • GNU binutils, set of utilities;
  • GNU C++ (g++) 3.2, GNU C (gcc) 3.2, GNU C (gcc) 3.3 (optimized) compilers;
  • GNU Debugger (GDB) debugger;
  • GNU glibc 2.2.5, GNU glibc 2.3.2 (optimized) C libraries;
  • MPICH library;
  • PERL, Python, Ruby, Tcl/Tk languages.

ISV Development Tools:

  • 64Express code migratory, available now;
  • RSA library, available now;
  • SoftICE beta 1 debugger, available now;
  • PGI Workstation 5.0 beta optimized compilers, available now;
  • PGI Workstation 5.0 beta optimized compilers for Linux, available on April 14, 2003;
  • AMD Core Math Libraries (ACML) optimized libraries, available on April 22, 2003;
  • PGI Workstation 5.0 Toolkit Production Release, available in June 2003;
  • PGI Cluster Development Kit  (CDK) 5.0, available in July 2003;
  • TotalView Debugger, date to be announced;
  • Vampir/Vampirtrace Analysis, date to be announced;
  • Visual C, C++ compiler, date to be announced;
  • Distributed Debugging Tool debugger, date to be announced;
  • Vega Prime 3D Applications Development, date to be announced;
  • Absoft compilers, date to be announced.

Server applications for AMD 64-bit platform:

  • Apache HTTP Server, available now;
  • Mental Ray rendering engine, available now;
  • Zeus by Zeus web server, available now;
  • Cluster Strike Server by Valve, gaming server, available now;
  • SENDMail, email server, available on April 22, 2003;
  • MySQL database engine, available on April 22, 2003;
  • DB2 by IBM, available in the third quarter 2003;
  • Apache Server by Covalent, date to be announced;
  • Stronghold web server by Red Hat, date to be announced;
  • Ingres by CA database server, date to be announced;
  • Unicenter by CA, date to be announced;
  • Oracle database engine, date to be announced;
  • MS IIS web server by Microsoft, date to be announced;
  • Terminal Server by Microsoft, date to be announced;
  • MS SQL database derver, date to be announced.

Also numerous additional target applications are expected to come from numerous vendors:

  • Application Servers by BEA, IBM;
  • Business Processing Applications byJD Edwards, Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP, Siebel;
  • Java Engines (JVMs) by BEA, IBM, SUN;
  • HPC Applications by Abaqus, Ansys, Fluent, LS-DYNA, Landmark, NASTRAN;
  • Messaging/Collaborative Engines by Lotus Domino, MS Exchange;
  • Streaming Media Engines by Microsoft, Real Networks;
  • Statistical Engines by SAS;
  • Transaction Engines by Citrix;
  • Workstation Software  by Adobe, Alias/Wavefront, Autodesk, Avid, Discreet, Softimage, Solid Works.

Infrastructure Target Applications:

  • BIOS by Phoenix, AMI;
  • Diagnostics by AMI, UltrX, Eurosoft, PC-Doctor;
  • Management by Altiris, BMC, CA, HP, Tivoli, NetIQ, Novell ZenWorks, OSA;
  • Security/Antivirus by CA eTrust, Symantec;
  • Storage Management by Legato, PowerQuest, Veritas;
  • Utilities by Symantec Norton Utilities;
  • Virtualization by Connectix, VMWare GSX.

The ecosystem for AMD Opteron and Athlon 64 processor looks quite nice, isn’t it?


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