Red Hat has announced that it will release a new version of its server software for AMD’s Hammer processor range. The company plans to release a 64-bit version of its software for Hammer. Red Hat has stressed that it will ensure that the 32-bit version of its software will also run on the chip.
The announcement by Red Hat follows a number of similar announcements by other firms. In March SuSE said that it would produce software for Hammer. This was followed a month later by Microsoft’s decision that it would enable Windows to run on Hammer. IBM has also announced plans to release a version of its DB2 Version 8 database for Hammer and Linux.