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    Phoronix: AMD Looks To Ramp Up Its Linux Engineer Count

    NVIDIA isn't the only one looking to expand its Linux team, but AMD is now in a mad dash to dramatically ramp up its engineering teams. AMD has been looking to hire at least another open-source developer in recent months to work on its graphics stack, but Advanced Micro Devices has now announced they're looking to hire over one thousand "tech professionals" where the software engineers are skilled in Linux and open-source development...

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

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    I... love... this company, Yeah!

    Developpers, developpers, developpers, developpers! ... heh.. Who said sit down?! ^^,

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    • #3
      Big time now the good opensource linux work gives amd a base to expant on this market.

      now an more open firmware is coming and a full featured openCL workframe for the Radeon/Galium3D is coming to

      bye bye nvidia on the linux market.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
        Big time now the good opensource linux work gives amd a base to expant on this market.

        now an more open firmware is coming and a full featured openCL workframe for the Radeon/Galium3D is coming to

        bye bye nvidia on the linux market.
        lol you have been yelling that for a couple of years, you always say they will be "dead next year" and yet they continue on.

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        • #5
          Awesome!

          I am not sure whether any of our AMD friends in the forum can give us more details, but this is certainly awesome. My feeling is that they want to make sure they can be a strong player in the cloud, where Linux is a driving force in the backend. I am not sure how much of this will leak into end user stuff. It's still pretty cool.

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          • #6
            thumbs up to AMD!
            I'm definitely considering converting when I upgrade my system.
            NVIDIA has worked well, but it seems AMD is stepping up.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by deanjo View Post
              lol you have been yelling that for a couple of years, you always say they will be "dead next year" and yet they continue on.
              nvidia fan-boy its hart to believe but yes nvidia is dieing.

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              • #8
                One thousand?

                Wow.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
                  nvidia fan-boy its hart to believe but yes nvidia is dieing.
                  Lol, uhhuh, sure couldn't tell that from their profits or stock prices.

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                  • #10
                    Oh wow! great news! Nothing in the netherlands..?
                    Anyway, i really really really hope that they will ramp up the opengl support in gallium and more importantly make it the most stable opengl implementation! (yeah, i keep hoping)

                    Go AMD

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                    • #11
                      Guys, this is not 1000 open source driver developers. It's 1000 devs who know how to work with Linux. Perhaps Catalyst, perhaps some new cloud computing stuff, perhaps internal simulation tool development, some of them will work on hardware development (under Linux), etc.

                      Still, if this means that two or three talented OSS driver devs join the team, it will be a really welcome boost already!

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                      • #12
                        It's too bad I have another two years of college left, or I'd apply for one of those jobs.

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                        • #13
                          Wow, lots of engineer jobs in Markham. I was under the impression that wasn't an R&D office. If I wasn't happy where I was that would certainly be tempting.

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                          • #14
                            There are some days I wish I was a developer.

                            @V!NCENT
                            Never thought these words from our beloved dancing queen could be put to such good use.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by deanjo View Post
                              Lol, uhhuh, sure couldn't tell that from their profits or stock prices.
                              sounds like he looked at those profits and stocks and you didn't.

                              For reference: http://quote.morningstar.com/Stock/s.aspx?t=NVDA

                              Nvidia's stock has been on steady decline for... well... a significant amount of time. Almost every laptop recall made in the past 3 years has featured an Nvidia GPU or Nvidia chipset. It was actually more noteworthy that Toshiba's laptop recall in late 2010 did not actually involve Nvidia chips rather than the fact there was a recall.

                              As is Nvidia is only now settling the exploding laptop dispute with the likes of Dell, HP, and Apple. Disputes with other vendors such as Gateway, Asus, Acer, Averatek, Clevo, and Foxconn, as well as purchasers of those laptops have not been settled.

                              Nvidia's financial status was so bad that the deal with Volkswagon was considered to be a company saving deal and was noted by financial analysts to be the only reason Nvidia wasn't filing for bankruptcy in 2010.

                              As far as Nvidia's profits go... profits can be misleading. Case in point here is the boycott Focus on the Family and other Conservative groups ran against Disney several years ago. On paper Disney showed no signs of the boycott, and CEO Michael Eisner disparaged the Pro-Family Organizations. Off paper Disney was scuttling cruise ships, selling off property for resorts, firing it's 2D animators, and relying on Pixar to carry the animated motion picture business. On paper Disney's profits remained relatively stable, but the company was gutting itself to maintain the illusion. The result? Eisner is gone and Disney went back to being a pro-family company.

                              Now, with that real-life example of how profits can be misleading given, Nvidia has been doing pretty much the same thing, cutting projects in the background in order to maintain the illusion that the company is healthy.

                              Problem for Nvidia, shareholders / stockholders aren't buying the illusion, and the steady decline in Nvidia's stock-price denotes the lack of confidence in Nvidia as a company.

                              Now, that being said, I don't think Nvidia is actually ever going to go bankrupt. I suspect that if Nvidia gets to a point where bankruptcy is the only choice they have, there will be a collective fire-sale on their technology. I suspect that Nvidia will dump their graphics-processing business long before they drop their ARM development. As of right now, ARM saved Nvidia's collective financial rump, literally less than a year ago. For Nvidia, becoming a powerhouse ARM processor designer is more likely to be more profitable for them than selling discrete GPU's into the X86 market.

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