Press Release: AMD's Multiprocessor Platform Certified for the Covalent Enterprise Ready Server and the Zeus Web Server
Posted By Kathy Smith

Date: January 31, 2002


Linux industry's two largest vendors of enterprise-class Web server products have certified and now support platforms based on AMD Athlon(tm) MP processors.


LINUXWORLD, NY-JANUARY 31, 2002-AMD today announced that AMD's multiprocessing architecture, featuring the AMD Athlon(tm) MP processor, is now certified by Web server manufacturers Covalent Technologies and Zeus Technology. The certification of Enterprise Ready Server and Zeus Web Server will help assure enterprise customers that they can rely upon AMD multiprocessor-based platforms when serving mission critical Web pages.

Covalent is the developer of Enterprise Ready Server, the first comprehensive enterprise solution for the Apache Web server. Zeus Technology, developer of Zeus Web Server, has been designing and deploying infrastructure solutions since 1995.

"We have run our Enterprise Ready Server on an AMD Athlon MP processor-based system and report superior performance," said Mark Douglas, senior vice president of Engineering at Covalent Technologies. "Exceptional performance of our Apache-based Web server solutions is very important and working closely with AMD helps to ensure this."

"AMD Athlon MP processor-based platforms provide an opportunity to deploy the Zeus Web Server to the broader enterprise while maintaining exceptional performance," said John Paterson, CEO of Zeus Technology. "We will continue to strengthen our relationship to support AMD's next generation products."

"Support from the Linux community and our partners is critical to the success of our multiprocessor technology, and it is clearly evident from the level of commitment we have received from Covalent and Zeus Technology," said Richard Heye, vice president of Platform Engineering and Infrastructure for AMD's Computation Products Group. "We will continue to work with leading software vendors in their efforts to certify applications such as Web server software for AMD's multiprocessing platform."

About the AMD Athlon(tm) MP Processor
The AMD Athlon MP processor is a seventh-generation x86 processor designed for high-performance multiprocessing servers and workstations.

A key advantage of AMD's multiprocessing platform is Smart MP technology, which greatly enhances overall platform performance by increasing data movement between the two CPUs, chipset and memory system. Smart MP technology features dual point-to-point, high-speed 266MHz system buses with Error Correcting Code (ECC) support designed to provide up to 2.1GB per second per CPU of bus bandwidth in a dual-processor system. Smart MP technology also has an optimized Modified Owner Exclusive Shared Invalid (MOESI) cache coherency protocol that manages data and memory traffic in a multiprocessing environment.

The AMD Athlon MP processor features the patented QuantiSpeed(tm) architecture, which includes a high performance full-speed cache with hardware data pre-fetch, a fully pipelined superscalar floating point engine, and an exclusive L2 Translation Look-aside Buffer (TLB). The processor also incorporates 3DNow!* Professional technology, which has 51 new instructions that extend AMD's 3DNow! technology, enabling smoother, richer and more lifelike images, more precise digital audio and an enriched Internet experience.

The AMD Athlon MP processor is compatible with AMD's stable Socket A infrastructure, and supports DDR memory technology.

About AMD
AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD, a Fortune 500 and Standard & Poor's 500 company, produces microprocessors, flash memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and networking applications. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD had revenues of $3.9 billion in 2001. (NYSE: AMD).

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