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AMD Announces IBM and Oracle Support to Further Boost Enterprise Compatibility With AMD64

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 25, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- AMD (AMD) today announced additional enterprise software support from IBM and Oracle with availability of AMD64 product optimizations. The migration of these core business applications to the AMD64 platform will help ensure enterprise customers have access to x86-based 64-bit software optimized for improving e-business and enterprise resource planning (ERP).

The new solutions represent offerings from the industry's leading database and ERP companies. IBM announced an upcoming developer's release Technology Preview of DB2 Universal Database for Windows(R) Server 2003 for Extended 64-Bit Systems. Oracle is offering immediate availability of an AMD64-optimized Oracle Database for Linux as well as a developer's release of Oracle Database 10g for Windows.

"With DB2 and Oracle continuing to increase their support for AMD64 technology, enterprise customers can more fully leverage the dramatic performance improvements and scalability of AMD Opteron(tm) processors," said Marty Seyer, vice president and general manager of AMD's Microprocessor Business Unit. "With the ability to easily migrate applications to AMD64, AMD Opteron processors provide such a simplified path to 64-bit computing that we continue to see a groundswell of support. IT organizations must now assess their total cost of ownership for both 32- and 64-bit computing environments."

"IBM DB2 Universal Database was the first to demonstrate support for the AMD64 platform on Linux," said Bob Picciano, vice president, database technology, Toronto Software Laboratory, IBM. "We now intend for DB2 to be the first database to support AMD64 for Windows. This provides an alternative to businesses that are looking for an easily installed solution which can provide excellent performance, an outstanding value and faster return on investment."

"We are seeing an increased demand from our customers to run the Oracle Database on AMD Opteron processor-based servers, so the availability of the Oracle Database on Linux and the developer's release of Oracle Database 10g on Windows for AMD Opteron processor-based servers is great news for our customers," said Andrew Mendelsohn, senior vice president of Database Server Technologies, Oracle. "These servers are robust platforms for running both single server Oracle databases as well as highly available and scalable Oracle Real Application Clusters databases."

The AMD Opteron processor continues to transform the enterprise with groundbreaking architecture, world-class 32-bit performance and an ecosystem committed to the development of an industry-standard 64-bit solution. The world's first 32-bit and 64-bit processor compatible with x86 architecture, the AMD Opteron processor is based on AMD64 technology. AMD64 with Direct Connect Architecture helps eliminate the bottlenecks inherent in a front-side bus by directly connecting the processors, the memory controller and the I/O to the central processor unit, improving overall system performance and efficiency.

See the latest demonstrations from IBM and Oracle at the AMD booth during Microsoft Tech Ed 2004 in San Diego.

About AMD

AMD (AMD) designs and produces microprocessors, Flash memory devices and low-power processor solutions for the computer, communications and consumer electronics industries. AMD is dedicated to delivering standards-based, customer-focused solutions for technology users, ranging from enterprises and governments to individual consumers. For more information, visit www.amd.com.

AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD Opteron, and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other jurisdictions. Other product and company names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective companies.

SOURCE: Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

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