The restructuring comes as AMD gets set to launch its Opteron processor, with simultaneous 32-bit and 64-bit compatibility, in the first half of next year. Supercomputer maker Cray has committed to using Opteron processors in a system it's building for the Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories. Sandia will use the Cray system to perform nuclear-weapon engineering simulations.
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AMD To Cut Costs Before Launch
Advanced Micro Devices, which has struggled through the market's weak spending on PCs this year, indicated last week that it will lower operating expenses by more than $300 million for 2003.