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    Default AMD Loses Some Linux Kernel Developers

    Phoronix: AMD Loses Some Linux Kernel Developers

    At least three Linux kernel developers are no longer employed by AMD...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTIxNzI

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    Exclamation No coincidence

    We all know what that means...

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    Just like everything AMD does, we will never know why (ie: CEOs, driver changelogs, etc.).
    To be fair, I suppose those particular jobs might have been temporary ? ie: update for bulldozer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soul_keeper View Post
    Just like everything AMD does, we will never know why (ie: CEOs, driver changelogs, etc.).
    To be fair, I suppose those particular jobs might have been temporary ? ie: update for bulldozer
    hope you are right.

    I did buy AMD ONLY computers for as long as I remember, for over 10 years. I actually never had Intel(ok, i lie a bit, celeron with 600 mhz). If it's support goes to shit - I may as well stop using them all together, but there is no alternative, supporting someone like Intel is IMHO even worse.

    I take my hat before Intel, for their support, but than, monopoly is going to hurt everyone! In long term, simply everyone in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soul_keeper View Post
    Just like everything AMD does, we will never know why (ie: CEOs, driver changelogs, etc.).
    To be fair, I suppose those particular jobs might have been temporary ? ie: update for bulldozer
    You're wrong, those guys were long time AMD staff members. It seems more like the X64 arch division of the OSRC in Dresden is shutting down...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynxeye View Post
    You're wrong, those guys were long time AMD staff members. It seems more like the X64 arch division of the OSRC in Dresden is shutting down...
    Yes, that's possible. :/
    At least Herrmann and Richter are listed to work at AMD OSRC Dresden.
    Not sure about Petkov though.

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    Seems that AMD is joining forces with RedHat to bring ARM to servers.

    At least that's what they're saying right now in a press conference.

    Some random quotes:
    "AMD will be the only company to deliver both x86 and ARM solutions in the data center"
    "We believe in technology leadership...we continue to extend that in x86 and now ARM"
    "Cell phone world predicts what's coming in the server world.'
    "Does switching from ARM to x86 matter in terms of power consumption?" - "Yes - workloads are changing"
    "Interesting growth phenomena over 7 years. We think ARM 64 bit will play an important role, but x86 not going away"
    "AMD is targeting investments at higher growth segments"
    I don't know how to interpret this, though.

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    Best of luck to the people that got fired. They know codes and i believe they'll get a job soon.

    Hope this restructuring won't touch the FOSS people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 89c51 View Post
    Best of luck to the people that got fired. They know codes and i believe they'll get a job soon.

    Hope this restructuring won't touch the FOSS people.
    Best of luck to those who lost their jobs!

    I'm worried. How you get more competitive by laying off lots of engineers is beyond me.
    I really hope the managers in charge do the right thing to bring AMD back on track.

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    They're clearly on the wrong track if the first people they kick out are the linux cpu engineers...

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