Test environment for the hammer
Soon it should be possible to simulate the 'hammer' processor from AMD, which has only existed on paper, on a 32-bit Athlon. AMD is working with Virtutech on a corresponding software.
With the so-called 'VirtuHammer' software, software developers can already write programs for the 64-bit CPU from AMD, which will be launched in the first half of 2002 becomes. 'VirtuHammer' replaces the previous SimNow! since it runs around 100 times faster. In addition to this, the simulation of complete systems including multiprocessor and network environments is also possible. AMD is already sending the software, which by the way runs under Windows 2000 and also under various Linux distributions, to selected developers.