Release candidate Linux kernel supports AMD dual cores

By Derek Sooman on November 22, 2004, 3:00 PM
"Main changes are full support for AMD dual core CPUs."

"IT CAN ONLY be a short while since AMD CEO Hector Jesus Ruiz said that his firm was sampling dual core microprocessors but obviously that Linux lot was in the gulch, waiting."

The newly released x86_64-2.6.10rc2-1 linux kernel (rc denotes that this is a release candidate, and not suitable for use in production systems) fully supports AMD dual cores. This development represents an enormous opportunity to exploit the power of Linux and the power of AMD dual core. Intel, however, is not doing so well in this area.

"Them Linux folk have been wooed by AMD and have christened Intel's hyperthreading CMP_Legacy."




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Per Hansson said:
Derek; the support is for dual cores, not dual processors which already exists
Phantasm66 said:
Corrected, apologies.
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