In its first year, Opteron has established itself as a platform for high-performance computing, but it has yet to develop a serious foothold running the type of packaged applications associated with enterprise computing. Part of the reason is that only a limited number of enterprise applications have been written to take advantage of AMD's (and Intel's) 64-bit extensions to IA-32. And the most notable hole in 64-bit x86 support is Windows, which is scheduled to support both Opteron and Intel's EM64T in the second half of this year. Read more at PCWorld.
posted by Eugenia Loli on Thu 22nd Apr 2004 20:21 UTC
AMD is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its 64-bit Opteron processor this week, but executives are looking forward to what may be a more crucial time for the upstart processor.