XP, Windows Server to Support AMDs Opteron
Microsoft announces that it is developing versions of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 that will support the 64-bit Opteron chip.Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday said it is developing versions of its Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 operating systems that will support Advanced Micro Devices Inc.s upcoming 64-bit Opteron chip. Microsoft, of Redmond, Wash., said it also is extending support in both those operating systems for AMDs 64-bit Athlon 64 processor for desktop and notebook systems. That chip is scheduled to be launched in September.
Opteron, which is designed for servers and workstations, will be released at an event April 22 in New York City, two days before Microsoft is due to release the Windows Server 2003 system.