AMD demonstrated first dual Athlon system

Another Intel stronghold, possibly the last one, on the pc market, that of high end servers, has fallen.
AMD reached a new milestone with the first public demonstration of a multiprocessor
computer designed specifically to work with AMD processors. The demonstration, at the 2000 Microprocessor Forum, consisted of a computer powered by dual AMD Athlon processors, the AMD-760 MP chipset, and next-generation Double Data Rate (DDR)memory. The multiprocessing computer demonstration featured 3D Studio Max, a professional 3D design and modeling application capable of increasing system performance by using both processors simultaneously.
"Today's demonstration brings AMD one step closer to enable our customers to offer next-generation dual processor workstations and servers powered by AMD processors," said Rich Heye, vice president and general manager of AMD's Texas Microprocessor division. "AMD's dual processor platform is designed to take the extremely successful AMD Athlon processor into the enterprise markets that require multiprocessing workstation and server solutions."

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AMD demonstrated first dual Athlon system

Um, lets think, when AMD compares their dual processors system to a single processor PIII system of course it will run faster, you dips. Also R.P. Scorpion, you moron, Bill Gates has nothing to do with the processor wars, he does software like the windows you are running, so if you don't like it switch over to a mac, you moron.

AMD demonstrated first dual Athlon system

Hopefully Microsoft will optimize their software, because everytime a faster and better processor is out, their new software "updates" do the same as the older versions did, but the do the same things they did SLOWER.In other words, if word 95 works fine in a 133mhz machine, and word 2000 does the same as word 95 not counting the extra graphics and unneeded junk, but if word 2000 requries a 500mhz machine and can't run on a 133mhz machine, then why in the heck do we need word 2000 when you can run word 95 in a 133mhz, and you can run word 95 MUCH FASTER in a 500mhz machine?I upgraded my 133mhz computer to a 500mhz, and many of the new software doesn't seems to run fast enough, the software that runs faster is usually the software designed for older machines, it's not because the processors is no longer fast enough for the new software, it's mostly because the new software is not optimized to run at it's best.If we still used 133mhz computers and there were no 500mhz chips, would the new software updates required a 500mhz computer to run? The answer is no, but since there are 500mhz processors, the programers get lazy, and eventhough the processors are faster than ever, the software is sluggish due to lack of opmitimization.

AMD demonstrated first dual Athlon system

The strange thing with these microprocessor wars is than they just keep designing their chip to suit Microsoft's OS standard, and in actuallity Microsoft probably makes the 3 worst operating system; rite after OS2 and MacOS. ^_^If companies want a good server, they should try investing their money in some Sun Microsystems Computers. They compreloaded with SunOS, a child system of Unix(built around and above the Unix kernals). Best of all, all the parts afe Sun Microsystems parts including the CPU. SunOS never crashes and actually speeds up preformance. I feel it worth the look.-LiNK v6.9

AMD demonstrated first dual Athlon system

Dear Black_out,If AMD are cheap peices of crap...Than Intel's expensive peices of crap!! And must I remind you who recalled their 1133Mhz cpu... WOULD IT BE INTELL!!!! WHY YES! They cant keep up so they will put anything to keep up with AMD. AMD is going to over run intel over these next couple years and then you will become a AMD fan, and saying "Damn, Intel sucks!"

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