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AMD Announces Beta Availability of IBM DB2 Database Software Running SuSE Linux For Upcoming AMD Opteron™ Processors



NEW YORK -- January 22, 2003 --At LinuxWorld, AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced beta availability of the 64-bit version of IBM's DB2 Universal Database software for servers based on the upcoming AMD Opteron™ processor. A demonstration of DB2 database software running on the SuSE Linux operating system with AMD Opteron processors will be featured at the AMD LinuxWorld booth.

IBM DB2 version 8 for Linux, the first database software to support the AMD Opteron processor platform, is now available to AMD-managed partners in a beta version. DB2 for Linux running on systems based on AMD Opteron processors is designed to provide enterprise customers native access to DB2's 64-bit database environment, while providing backward compatibility with existing 32-bit applications. Customers will be capable of incrementally migrating to a 64-bit environment, optimizing their 32-bit investment and performance while capitalizing on the power of 64-bit computing.

"Delivering the beta release of DB2 for Linux to our customers and managed partners enables them to experience the performance and scalability of this industry-leading database on enterprise-capable AMD Opteron processor-based servers,” said Marty Seyer, vice president of server business segment, Computation Products Group, AMD. “With the AMD 64-bit architecture, DB2 customers are planned to have a powerful alternative for 64-bit database computing and the ability to support both 32- and 64-bit applications in an x86 environment, thus simplifying their business."

"IBM is committed to support the efforts of its partners to enhance the scalability and reliability of Linux for the enterprise," said Lauren Flaherty, vice president of marketing, IBM Data Management Solutions. "The combination of DB2 and AMD Opteron processors is designed to enable customers to maximize their 32-bit applications and take advantage of native access to DB2's 64-bit environment."

The Beta DB2 demonstration can be viewed at the AMD booth, #507, at LinuxWorld New York, January 22-24.

About AMD
AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD, a Fortune 500 and Standard & Poor's 500 company, produces microprocessors, Flash memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and networking applications. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD had revenues of $2.7 billion in 2002. (NYSE: AMD).

AMD on the Web
For more news and information about the upcoming AMD Opteron and AMD Athlon 64 processors, please visit www.amd.com/futureproducts. Additional press releases are available at www.amd.com/news/news.html.

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