Subject: NetBSD running on AMD x86-64 simulators (hooray!)
To: None <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: netbsd-announce
Date: 06/22/2001 12:46:25
Wasabi Systems is happy to announce that Frank van der Linden has
ported NetBSD to the x86-64 (tm) architecture.  The x86-64 is AMD's
upcoming 64bit line of CPUs.  For now, it is only known to work on the
Virtutech simulator, since no x86-64 hardware is available yet. In
this environment, it runs multi-user. The port has been committed to
the NetBSD CVS repository.

NetBSD/x86_64 is NetBSD's 44th architecture.
We thank AMD for their generous assistance.
The official press release about this can be found at

For information on the x86-64 CPU, see

Perry E. Metzger
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