AMD RECEIVES NOVELL YES CERTIFICATION FOR AMD64 PROCESSOR BASED SYSTEMS
AMD (NYSE:AMD) announced today that AMD Opteron™ and AMD Athlon™ 64 processor based systems and AMD Turion™ 64 mobile technology have achieved YES Certification from Novell, further validating the company’s commitment to interoperability and customer-centric innovation. Novell YES Certification demonstrates the highest level of compatibility and interoperability with Novell products, including SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. The certification assures users that systems powered by AMD processors are compatible with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and backed by support offerings from both Novell and AMD
“AMD met the stringent requirements to be YES Certified in part because of the extensive collaboration between AMD and Novell over the past three years,” said Marty Seyer, senior vice president and general manager of commercial and performance computing, AMD. “We are proud that our products will bear the ‘YES Certified’ mark, signifying to our mutual customers that they can be assured of compatibility for Novell and AMD technologies”
AMD’s receipt of YES certification is the most recent milestone in the close relationship between AMD and Novell. Novell has consistently supported AMD technology through innovations in SUSE Linux that allowed customers to take advantage of the newest processor innovations. This includes being one of the first operating systems to support 64-bit extensions, optimizations for NUMA memory architecture AMD64, AMD Multi-Core and AMD PowerNow!™ Technology.
“Novell YES Certification assures customers that Novell and our partners are working together to ensure system compatibility to keep business critical computing functions running,” said Hal Bennett, vice president of global alliances at Novell.” Customers looking to deploy SUSE Linux Enterprise Server now have new options for certified systems from AMD to choose from.”
The AMD64 processor platform is the gold standard for 64-bit computing. AMD64’s Direct Connect Architecture evolves industry standards to deliver break-through performance on single- and dual-core processors, reducing bottlenecks inherent in traditional front-side bus architectures. AMD64 technology is also designed to enhance the security of computing environments by integrating Enhanced Virus Protection* technology enabled by advanced anti-virus features in current versions of Linux®, Microsoft® Windows® and Solaris operating systems. Today, 90 percent of the top 100 and more than 50 percent of the top 500 of the Forbes Global 2000 companies or their subsidiaries use AMD64 processor-based systems Since their 2003 introduction, AMD64 processors have earned more than 200 industry awards and the support of more than 2,000 OEMs, hardware and software developers, system builders and distributors. For more information on the AMD64 processor platform, see www.amd.com/amd64.
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*Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP) is only enabled by certain operating systems including the current versions of Microsoft® Windows®, Linux®, Solaris and BSD Unix. After properly installing the appropriate operating system release, users must enable the protection of their applications and associated files from buffer overrun attacks. Consult OS documentation for information on enabling EVP. Contact software application vendors for information regarding use of the application in conjunction with EVP. AMD strongly recommends that users continue to use third-party anti-virus software as part of their security strategy.