What about: we're in so over our heads, we think the shotgun approach makes most sense.
Originally Posted by DeiF
We will only be able to see the full extent and impact of the restructing being headed by Rory Read, the new CEO in 24-36 months.
AMD has to rectify it's financial position first and that means unfortunate job and workforce cuts. I hate seeing people made redundant, but lets hope Mr Read is doing the right thing and has a well planned strategy to bring AMD back and kicking.
If not, ARM based designs will have to upt their ante to start competing in the mainstream Desktop arena.
You could thoeratically Squeeze 16-32 ARM Based Cores into a reasonlabe modern dat CPU sized package and distribute the workload for a highly threaded optimized system.
Now single thread performance will be with Intel, but if software is better developed and written you could actually get a competitive system if you built it like that.
Samsung to step up anyone?
Share your thoughts!
I think it's more like
Our manufacturing facilities can't compete against Intel, so we're going to expand into new markets where Intel doesn't dominate yet, in the hopes that we can compete a lot better against these smaller companies that don't have any more money than we do.
Originally Posted by bug77
I think it's probably the right move for them, given the realities of the situation, but it does speak of their desperation. This decision isn't coming from a position of strength.
AMD could be going around all kinds of markets, if they wouldn't be stubborn and would concentrate on high-performance x86 desktop CPUs without half-assed built-in GPUs on them and bring their graphics into ARM world. but no, they got to play Intel game and pushing power-hungry, simplified hybrid x86 stuff everythere, fail and then complain, while compensating with engineers, the very people, who can do useful shit.
Except they don't have any manufacturing facilities. But it doesn't seem they have a direction either.
Originally Posted by smitty3268
It should still make them more than Windows Server.
Originally Posted by deanjo
We don't know what is happening without input from those 3 developers or others inside AMD.
Originally Posted by mendieta
It's very well possible that AMD is consolidating multiple teams into one, and the tasks of (parts of) OSRC Dresden might be moving elsewhere, to some other country. Some people might agree to move there to keep their job, but others will probably prefer to stay where they are (e.g. because they have a family, kids have their school & friends in Germany, etc.). And I'm sure there are many other reasonable explanations possible.
Again: we don't know what is happening without input from those 3 developers or others inside AMD, and without any more news, everything in this thread is speculation...
To end your speculation: AMD closing down the OSRC in Dresden and it's not just those 3 guys. I would call it very unlikely that those guys prefer to relocate to another continent, just to keep their job within a struggling company.
Originally Posted by JanC
There is tons of work from AMD going into LLVM/Clang that includes Linux.
Losing 3 dudes with Linux kernel experience is a pot in a giant pee bowl. Relax.