Vanderpool Technology (VT), the codename for a set of hardware enhancements to the processor and chipset that help improve the resilience and reliability of the platform, is expected to deliver a more manageable office computing environment. When combined with the appropriate software, VT enables multiple, independent software environments (called partitions) inside a single PC.AMD's McGrath answers the question by saying he believes virtual machines will be the Next Big Thing in the x86 world, and confirms that AMD is looking very seriously at the technology.
Another student asks about dual-core processor designs (aka chip multiprocessing or CMP), and McGrath answers unequivocally that Hammer was designed for dual core "right from the beginning." "That capability is there," he says, as if he were ready to make it happen anytime. We mostly knew the Hammer could go multi-core, but seeing this statement from the man himself is clear confirmation.