The software powerhouse's forthcoming database will back both Intel
and AMD chips, as Beta 2 is vastly improved.
Delivering on the promise to vastly improve its database software, Microsoft
unveiled sweeping enhancements to SQL Server 2005, including support for
AMD's (Quote, Chart) Opteron processors.
The company Monday pledged support for AMD Opteron
chips with Direct Connect Architecture in Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Beta 2,
calling the offering a complement to 64-bit Intel (Quote, Chart)
Itanium support in SQL Server 2000.
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