SimNow Pacifica Simulator

AMD is expected to release a software program Tuesday that will allow software developers to simulate the virtualization capabilities of AMD’s forthcoming Pacifica technology before it appears in AMD’s Opteron and Athlon 64 chips, according to a company executive. SimNow, the Pacifica simulator, will be available for download on AMD’s Web site http://developer.amd.com/simnow.aspx Tuesday. Pacifica is expected to become available in the first half of 2006. It will allow PCs and servers to take advantage of virtualization technology to create separate virtual machines that can run different sets of software. SimNow will allow a wide range of software developers to test and qualify their products for Pacifica before the chips are released so that products are ready to go with the launch of the technology. The simulator will allow developers to test their applications on the equivalent of single-core Athlon 64 chips and dual-core Opteron chips.


AMD is expected to release a software program Tuesday that will allow software developers to simulate the virtualization capabilities of AMD’s forthcoming Pacifica technology before it appears in AMD’s Opteron and Athlon 64 chips, according to a company executive. SimNow, the Pacifica simulator, will be available for download on AMD’s Web site http://developer.amd.com/simnow.aspx Tuesday. Pacifica is expected to become available in the first half of 2006. It will allow PCs and servers to take advantage of virtualization technology to create separate virtual machines that can run different sets of software. SimNow will allow a wide range of software developers to test and qualify their products for Pacifica before the chips are released so that products are ready to go with the launch of the technology. The simulator will allow developers to test their applications on the equivalent of single-core Athlon 64 chips and dual-core Opteron chips.

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