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

Ansar Mohammed ansarm at gmail.com
Mon Mar 14 09:02:28 EDT 2011

Every system I build for myself and family is AMD based. You simply cannot
beat the price/performance ratio. My only issue is that most of the AMD
based motherboards ship with realtek adapters and are a PITA to work with
VMware ESXi; and that AMD is yet to make a budget ITX board comparible with
and Atom based system.

On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 7:33 AM, Rob S. <mr_semantics at hotmail.com> wrote:

> > 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).
> Rob
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