AMD's 64 bit x86 "Hammer"
Posted on: 08/10/2000 09:25 AM

Good Ole William Henning of CPU Review has put together an excellent article on the 64 bit x86 processor from AMD. He covers allot of interesting points including what features this new processor will have. One of the most interesting things that I read from his article is that Linux is 64 bit processor friendly :-). (No real surprise there). Anyway go read the article here!
I fully expect Linux to be the first OS available for Sledgehammer; after all, the Linux kernel is already 64 bit safe (and runs on other 64 bit processors). I am certain the GCC folks are already busily working on a x86-64 version of the code generator...]






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