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We are pleased to see the release of Synopsys products on Intel's Xeon processor-based platforms, offering both 64-bit and 32-bit computing to meet the ever-increasing design computing capacity and performance needs," said Guru Bhatia, director of engineering computing, Intel Corporation.
AMD was the first to combine high-performance 32-bit computing with a 64-bit turbocharger in your backpack and on your desk.
Today's announcement solidifies NVIDIA's technology leadership in core-logic design, and provides enthusiasts, end-users, and corporate customers exciting new features, performance, and stability for both 64-bit and 32-bit computing environments, harnessing the power of AMD's award-winning processors - the AMD Athlon 64 and AMD Athlon XP processors.
The AMD Opteron processor, with the "Hammer" core, is a 64-bit processor that builds upon the x86 instruction set and can also fully support 32-bit computing.
AMD's relentless promotion of this ideal has resulted in the widespread adoption of beneficial industry standards such as x86-based, simultaneous 64- and 32-bit computing, and HyperTransport(TM) technology.
With Sun's AMD Opteron processor-based servers, IT customers will have unprecedented flexibility, choice and access to the performance of 32-bit computing with the power of 64-bit computing from a global enterprise leader like Sun," said Dirk Meyer, senior vice president, Computation Products Group, AMD.
It builds upon the x86 instruction set, and seamlessly integrates into the current 32-bit computing and support environment.
Utilizing technology from both companies, customers can also expect substantial performance improvements relative to their 32-bit computing systems used today.
However, Intel designed Itanium as a dedicated 64-bit device and is leaving progress in 32-bit computing to next-generation versions of its Pentium processor.
Based on the award-winning AMD64 technology, this new mobile processor enables a powerful 32-bit computing experience today with a seamless transition to 64-bit computing.
IDC's workloads research has consistently shown that many customers continue to deploy database solutions in 32-bit computing environments," said Matthew Eastwood, Research Director, IDC.
The idea of a seamless migration from 32-bit computing to 64-bit computing made the selection of AMD Opteron processor-based systems a 'no-brainer' for us," reports Nick Miller, IT services manager, CAD/CAM/CAE Group, Bell Helicopter, a Textron company.
Sun also delivered on its promise to broaden its commitment to 32-bit computing over the past year, with the arrival of Solaris(TM) on x86 and with support for Linux-based products, including the Sun(TM) LX50 server, seven Sun(TM) Open Net Environment (ONE) products now available on Linux, and ongoing work on Project Mad Hatter -- a low-cost Linux-based desktop offering.