[kwlug-disc] AMD is hiring Linux Engineers in Toronto

Rob S. mr_semantics at hotmail.com
Mon Mar 14 07:33:20 EDT 2011

> Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2011 21:33:39 -0400
> From: opengeometry at yahoo.ca
> Something smells here. 

I am not so sure it is stinky.
>How many people bought or plan to buy AMD/ATI?
I am.> I mean, everyone I know (including me) is waiting for the new P67> chipset motherboard to hit the store.
Not me.  I am waiting for AMD's A series APUs and their Bulldozer architecture as well.  (Their E series APUs have already been well received).
But as to the validity of AMD hiring people to work on the graphics stack, this does not surprise me in the least.  AMD is committed to having all of their retail and server processors having an on-die GPU in a little over a year.  They are also pinning a lot of their hopes of success on the widespread adoption of OpenCL, especially in the business server market.  Since a lot of that stuff is running Linux, it makes sense that the drivers (whether video, for the retail customer, or OpenCL, for the server guys) are in place, and work *well*.  I think we can all say that up to this point, this has not generally been the case (Even though AMD promised to give more love to Linux when they bought ATI).

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