posted by Eugenia Loli on Thu 22nd Apr 2004 20:21 UTC
IconAMD 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.

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.

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