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  • A Very Special Edition Driver: AMD Catalyst Omega 08 December 2014, 10:30 PM Great computing experiences don’t just happen—they’re AMD-enabled. The latest major release of our drivers are available as a free upgrade for AMD customers. In addition to releasing new versions of the system software at regular intervals, AMD today released an AMD Catalyst™ Omega special edition software update that will include enhancements to enrich the user experience. Why? Today’s hardware and software have become highly interconnected and interdependent dynamically interacting to shape a cohesive computing unit. This symbiotic relationship between hardware and software is vital to th...
  • Spreading Joy this Holiday Season with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America 25 November 2014, 11:33 AM In the spirit of spreading joy this holiday season, AMD is teaming up with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America to help fund a mobile computer lab for the local chapter in Austin, Texas. The Boys & Girls Clubs provide high impact youth development programming in the areas of academic success, character and leadership, and healthy lifestyles. The Clubs give children a safe place to go during out-of-school hours, as an increasing number of children are left at home with little to no care or supervision. The Clubs offer a place for children to grow, learn and develop skills essential to their suc...
  • The ARM Server Ecosystem Continues to Gain Momentum 17 November 2014, 06:31 PM SUSE Linux has officially released the much anticipated 13.2 version of its popular openSUSE distribution. One of the most exciting aspects of openSUSE 13.2 is its support for AArch64 (ARMv8). At AMD we are thrilled that the AMD Opteron™ A1100 Series processor (codenamed “Seattle”) is one of the hardware platforms supported by openSUSE 13.2, making it the first generally available Linux distribution that offers direct support for AMD’s upcoming ARM-based processor.   SUSE engineers have been actively involved in developing ARM software for a while – in fact they were responsible for develop...
  • AMD Scores Third Consecutive Exascale Research Grant 14 November 2014, 10:42 AM By Mark Papermaster CTO for AMD I’m really excited to share that, once again, AMD has been chosen by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for research grants in support of its exascale computing initiative. Here are the highlights: AMD will receive more than $32 million to fund exascale research;The research will focus on Heterogeneous Systems Architecture (HSA)-based Accelerated Processing Units (APUs), and a new generation of memory interfaces;The goal of the research is eventual commercial applications, so the IP created as part of this research will make its way into various future AMD p...
  • AMD Enables Barco to Deliver a Unified Workflow for Radiology and Mammography Imaging 12 November 2014, 11:21 AM Medical imaging professionals are currently challenged with ‘information overload’ when it comes to critical patient image and scan results. Too often, they must view different patient results on multiple monitors that sometimes exist in different locations. Because medical professionals are responsible for reading patients’ X-rays, MRI, CT or mammography scans, they truly understand and appreciate the importance of accurate graphics and display quality.  With thirty years’ experience in the medical imaging industry, Barco relies on high quality graphics cards (display controllers) for thei...
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