AMD and Microsoft today sealed an alliance to promote 64-bit computing. Under the terms of the partnership Microsoft plans to deploy the first x86-based 64-bit servers to Microsoft Technology Centers (MTCs) in North America, Europe and Asia.
The 64-bit MTC systems, in the form of HP ProLiant DL145 and DL585 servers powered by AMD Opteron processors, allow companies to migrate, test and validate 64-bit applications.
Adam Hecktman, director of MTCs Chicago, said: "With AMD 64 technology in the MTC, our teams can help to optimise customers' 32-bit and 64-bit .Net applications all on a single platform."
James Mouton, vice president, platform division, industry standard servers, at HP, added: "Along with our ongoing Microsoft and MTC support and relationships, this initiative is another way to provide our customers with access to the systems, service and support they need as they move to 64-bit computing."
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