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    Phoronix: AMD Is Indeed Losing More Linux Developers

    At the beginning of the week I reported that AMD got rid of at least three of their Linux kernel developers. It's becoming more clear though that it's not only three long-time Linux kernel developers they have let go...

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

  • #2
    Does this also mean Vishera was the last CPU ?..

    Leaves little choice for future systems...

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    • #3
      Last AMD cpu properly supported under linux? Perhaps, if they don't hire people elsewhere.

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      • #4
        I really hope

        they don't kill OSS drivers for video cards.

        If they do, i wont be buying anything from them again... So far all CPU i had since 90's - was under their brand. I was just hoping to go for their video cards, pretty much decided that my next upgrade for video will be theirs, but looks like another decade with Nvidia is coming... Looks like Intel will be only way to go with CPU.
        It's freaking sad...
        Last edited by dimko; 11-02-2012, 01:08 PM. Reason: some changes

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        • #5
          Originally posted by dimko View Post
          they don't kill OSS drivers for video cards.

          If they do, i wont be buying anything from them again... So far all CPU i had since 90's - was under their brand. I was just hoping to go for their video cards, pretty much decided that my next upgrade for video will be theirs, but looks like another decade with Nvidia is coming... Looks like Intel will be only way to go with CPU.
          It's freaking sad...
          they just drop anything INTEL-86_86 like because they go with ARM-64bit in the future

          there new opterons in 2014 will be 32-64core ARM 64bit system with APU (Radeon hd8000) technique.

          Intel just deserve this. then all linux people go with MIPS or ARM and intel get there "monopole" for anything else.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by dimko View Post
            they don't kill OSS drivers for video cards.

            If they do, i wont be buying anything from them again... So far all CPU i had since 90's - was under their brand. I was just hoping to go for their video cards, pretty much decided that my next upgrade for video will be theirs, but looks like another decade with Nvidia is coming... Looks like Intel will be only way to go with CPU.
            It's freaking sad...
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            • #7
              Originally posted by dimko View Post
              they don't kill OSS drivers for video cards.

              If they do, i wont be buying anything from them again... So far all CPU i had since 90's - was under their brand. I was just hoping to go for their video cards, pretty much decided that my next upgrade for video will be theirs, but looks like another decade with Nvidia is coming... Looks like Intel will be only way to go with CPU.
              It's freaking sad...
              so far it doesn't seem that way, not on the windows side either. AMDs management seems to at least have the common sense to not do anything to their gpu department, since that is an overall success. IMO AMD needs to just ditch their CPU market entirely - while i think they could make the arm-x86 hybrid work, it probably won't be worth the effort. Or they need to join with ARM and ditch their x86 efforts but combine their ideas with x86 and implement it into ARM. in that situation they could probably make the best ARM based CPU out there.

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              • #8
                This doesn't seem to mesh with their plans to introduce 64-bit ARM chips. I would think the consequence of that decision is to bring on more Linux developers.

                They're not going to compete in the ARM space without a solid group of Linux developers.

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                • #9
                  Well damn

                  I was planning to build a new Linux box with AMD hardware to setup a VM server. What good will that do me if the Linux devs are being let go. It can't be expected that people will continue to buy products that will go unsupported. This is just upsetting as I didn't want to spend an arm and a leg to get an Intel server setup -_-''

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                  • #10
                    Everyone on here supports Intel. AMD will get no sympathy

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
                      IMO AMD needs to just ditch their CPU market entirely - while i think they could make the arm-x86 hybrid work, it probably won't be worth the effort. Or they need to join with ARM and ditch their x86 efforts but combine their ideas with x86 and implement it into ARM. in that situation they could probably make the best ARM based CPU out there.
                      With Intel dual cores already costing 200-300$, what do you think would happen with no competition?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by curaga View Post
                        With Intel dual cores already costing 200-300$, what do you think would happen with no competition?
                        Dual-core Ivy Bridge CPU are less than $150. And even those come with HT. Or maybe you were talking about laptop parts?

                        As far as AMD is concerned, it's pretty clear they had to make some cuts. I'm assuming the linux desktop CPU division wasn't making them a lot of money, but still, you'd need the same work on server CPUs as well and the linux community is pretty much acting as a free QA department.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by boast View Post
                          Everyone on here supports Intel.
                          No.

                          Intel has done enough legally and morally questionable stuff.
                          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel#Competition

                          Originally posted by boast View Post
                          AMD will get no sympathy
                          I wish AMD would have really competitive mobile cpus or apus. My new notebook and I still don't dare to use kwin opengl compositing because it might freeze X or hang the GPU. I still have graphical corruption on the screen sometimes.

                          Said new notebook also has a HD 7970M and I really hope the open source driver will soon enough support it.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by necro-lover View Post
                            they just drop anything INTEL-86_86 like because they go with ARM-64bit in the future

                            there new opterons in 2014 will be 32-64core ARM 64bit system with APU (Radeon hd8000) technique.

                            Intel just deserve this. then all linux people go with MIPS or ARM and intel get there "monopole" for anything else.
                            http://static.pcinpact.com/images/bd/news/122425.png

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                            • #15
                              If AMD is indeed trying to break into the ARM based microserver market, then it will need some serious Linux engineers.

                              Unless AMD expects to sell Windows on ARM microservers.

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