AMD Donates AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor-Powered Computers To Carnegie Mellon University

—Electrical and computer engineering lab to use high-performing AMD Athlon™ 64 processor-based systems for advanced engineering applications—

SUNNYVALE, CA -- January 24, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the company has donated AMD Athlon™ 64 processor-based high-end computer systems to a senior capstone design lab in Carnegie Mellon University's Electrical & Computer Engineering Department. AMD donated the systems as part of their University Campus Team, an ongoing program to forge strong relationships and technical partnerships with select U.S. universities. Graduate and undergraduate students will use the AMD64-powered systems for advanced circuit design, mathematical simulations, data analysis and documentation of experimental results.

“It was imperative that the computer systems at Carnegie Mellon University be able to withstand near-continuous use from our student body and AMD Athlon 64 processors should meet our requirements,” said Dr. Vijaya Kumar, acting head of Carnegie Mellon University's Electrical & Computer Engineering Department. “AMD’s donation provides us the world-class technology and performance we need to run our systems in this lab for the next several years.”

“Carnegie Mellon University’s engineering department had very specific computing needs – to run intensive 32- and 64-bit applications – and AMD was able to meet that need with our high-performance AMD Athlon 64 processors,” said Marty Seyer, corporate vice president and general manager, Microprocessor Business Unit, Computation Products Group, AMD. “AMD64 technology will help Carnegie Mellon’s researchers and students stay at the forefront of their field, preserving the university’s status as one of the world’s foremost schools of engineering.”

About AMD64
AMD64 evolves the industry-standard 32-bit x86 architecture to support the demanding 64-bit environment that will enable future generations of computer functionality and productivity. AMD designed the AMD64 platform to allow end users to enjoy reliable, best-in-class performance on the 32-bit software they own today while preparing for a seamless transition to high-performance 64-bit applications. The AMD64 architecture is also designed to enhance the security of your computing environment by integrating Enhanced Virus Protection technology enabled by advanced anti-virus features in Windows® XP Service Pack 2 and the upcoming Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1.

Since the introduction of the AMD64 architecture in 2003, the AMD Opteron™ processor for servers and workstations and the AMD Athlon™ 64 processors for desktop and notebook computers have earned more than 60 awards for innovation and performance and the support of more than 2,000 OEMs, hardware and software developers, system builders, and distributors.

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