MySQL Getting Souped Up for x86

By Lisa Vaas  |  Posted 2003-05-20 Print this article Print

The database has been optimized for AMD's 64-bit Opteron, which is designed to be the backbone for a unified 64-bit computing infrastructure that's compatible with x86 technology.

The open-source MySQL database is getting souped up for x86 technology. MySQL AB announced Tuesday that the database has been optimized for Advanced Micro Devices Inc.s 64-bit Opteron processor, which is designed to be the backbone for a unified 64-bit computing infrastructure thats compatible with x86 technology. The Uppsala, Sweden, company also announced that the MySQL database for the QNX Neutrino RTOS (real-time operating system) running on the x86 processor is now available. QNX Neutrino RTOS is an architecture used for creating real-time applications embedded in devices such as telecommunications equipment, automotive systems, medical instruments and consumer electronics. Users of QNX Neutrino RTOS 6.2.1 can now integrate MySQL as the data management system in their embedded applications.
MySQL is available on all major Linux distributions, as well as Unix, Mac OS and Windows operating systems. MySQL for Linux running on the AMD Opteron is now available at the Uppsala, Sweden, companys site.
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Lisa Vaas is News Editor/Operations for and also serves as editor of the Database topic center. Since 1995, she has also been a Webcast news show anchorperson and a reporter covering the IT industry. She has focused on customer relationship management technology, IT salaries and careers, effects of the H1-B visa on the technology workforce, wireless technology, security, and, most recently, databases and the technologies that touch upon them. Her articles have appeared in eWEEK's print edition, on, and in the startup IT magazine PC Connection. Prior to becoming a journalist, Vaas experienced an array of eye-opening careers, including driving a cab in Boston, photographing cranky babies in shopping malls, selling cameras, typography and computer training. She stopped a hair short of finishing an M.A. in English at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She earned a B.S. in Communications from Emerson College. She runs two open-mic reading series in Boston and currently keeps bees in her home in Mashpee, Mass.

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