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    Default AMD Closes The Operating System Research Center

    Phoronix: AMD Closes The Operating System Research Center

    AMD has indeed shutdown its Dresden-based Operating System Research Center (OSRC) in the latest round of cost-cutting efforts...

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

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    Terrible CPUs + no optimizations = bankrupt

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    Sad news indeed and bad days for us consumers where like in early Pentium days, no progress, mediocre CPUs with no competition and sold at an exorbitant price thanks to MONOPOLY.

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    I don't think AMD abandons direct Linux support for their CPUs.
    "Maybe" they concentrate those efforts somewhere else.

    BUT: The AMD PR department is obviously lousy (at best)!

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    I follow Xen-devel mailing list and it was often the place for patches submitted by AMD engineers. In terms of providing support for common place graphics card passthrough and IOMMU AMD was doing a great job.

    It's a pity for the community and for all the engineers involved. I'm sure they'll land a job fast but still it sucks.

    My thanks for their work on Xen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by entropy View Post
    "Maybe" they concentrate those efforts somewhere else.
    Yeah, I think they are turning to ARM based server CPUs now while at the same time ditching Linux support, which just proves the company won't be around for too long unfortunately. What happened to the AMD that gave us the almighty Athlon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by devius View Post
    What happened to the AMD that gave us the almighty Athlon?
    They suffer to many years under the market abuse which are done by intel

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkbasic View Post
    Terrible CPUs + no optimizations = bankrupt
    Terrible? I don't think so. They may not be as fast as the latest Intel CPUs for gaming and other workloads, but they're still very fast CPUs and a decent buy for the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkbasic View Post
    Terrible CPUs + no optimizations = bankrupt
    WTF are you talking about?
    AMD performance/$ is WAY better than Intel.
    And what 'optimizations' are you referring to? You mean the ones like Intel does to their compiler to sabotage the performance of AMD processors?
    http://techreport.com/discussions/8547 -- verified independently, disabling the "if (intel) run_fast_path(); else run_slow_path();" check yielded a 10% improvement in AMD processor performance.

    AMD makes every bit as good of a processor.
    AMD slaughters intel on a per $ basis.
    AMD doesn't use cheap compiler trickery to damage the results of their competitors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by droidhacker View Post
    WTF are you talking about?
    Just guessing, but I think he means the same as me - with their linux cpu support guys kicked out, support for future AMD cpus will get worse.

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