AMD has expanded developer support services, including additional test and development server infrastructure at its Sunnyvale-based AMD Developer Center. The company has enhanced both in-lab and "virtually there" development using secure VPN and Remote Desktop Terminal Services. Platforms supported include the beta of Windows XP 64-Bit Edition for 64-Bit Extended Systems, the beta of Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition for 64-Bit Extended Systems and the next version of Windows, code named "Longhorn."
AMD added servers based on AMD Opteron processor Models 246 and 846, and desktop clients based on the recently launched AMD Athlon 64 processor for partners to use in development and testing.
The AMD Developer Center is designed to provide hardware and software developers with global, 24-hour secure access to AMD Athlon 64 and AMD Opteron processor-based systems running beta versions of Windows XP 64-Bit Edition for 64-Bit Extended Systems and Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition for 64-Bit Extended Systems.
In addition to development for 64-bit applications, developers will be able to test 32-bit applications under the Windows on Windows 64 subsystem. Application developers will be able to verify compatibility and optimize 32-bit applications to take advantage of additional technical resources provided in the beta 64-bit operating system.
More information about the support and services provided at the AMD Developer Center is available by clicking here.