AMD today announced that it will partner with Microsoft to bring the first x86-based 64-bit servers to Microsoft Technology Centers (MTC) worldwide. Microsoft plans to deploy and use enterprise-class HP ProLiant DL145 and DL585 servers powered by the AMD Opteron(TM) processor at MTC locations in North America, Europe and Asia. These systems will enable MTC customers to migrate, test and validate 64-bit applications while preserving their investment in 32-bit applications.

AMD today announced that it will partner with Microsoft to bring the first
x86-based 64-bit servers to Microsoft Technology Centers (MTC) worldwide.
Microsoft plans to deploy and use enterprise-class HP ProLiant DL145 and DL585
servers powered by the AMD Opteron(TM) processor at MTC locations in North
America, Europe and Asia. These systems will enable MTC customers to migrate,
test and validate 64-bit applications while preserving their investment in
32-bit applications.

"Working with Microsoft in the MTC is a key step in supporting our enterprise
customers as they continue to optimize their IT infrastructures on AMD64
platforms," said Marty Seyer, corporate vice president and general manager,
Microprocessor Business Unit, Computation Products Group, AMD. "The impressive
combination of the AMD Opteron processor and Microsoft’s 64-bit operating
systems brings the flexibility and scalability needed for enterprises to realize
the full benefits of 64-bit computing."

"Using AMD Opteron processor-powered servers in Microsoft Technology Centers
was an obvious choice since the centers were created to bring the best hardware,
software and expertise together to solve customers’ problems," said Adam
Hecktman, director Microsoft Technology Centers-Chicago. "With AMD64 technology
in the MTC, our teams will have the ability to help optimize customers’ 32- and
64-bit .NET applications all on a single platform."

"AMD and HP have a very successful track record of developing innovative and
industry-leading systems to meet enterprise-class customer needs," said James
Mouton, vice president, platform division, Industry Standard Servers, HP. "Along
with our ongoing Microsoft and MTC support and relationships, this initiative is
another way to provide our customers access to the systems, service and support
they need as they move to 64-bit computing."