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  • AMD Is Driving the ARM Software Ecosystem Forward 14 October 2014, 08:57 AM AMD’s first ARM® 64-bit server processor began sampling last March and you might be curious to know that beyond creating the hardware, AMD is heavily involved in innovating, along with our partners such as Oracle, around software for the ARM ecosystem – in addition to x86. We want to ensure there’s a robust software ecosystem ready for the hardware when it comes out, helping to speed data center adoption of the ARM platform. ARM isn’t going to displace x86 chips in the data center for all applications; it’s better characterized as  a new entrant that has an opportunity because the data cent...
  • High-Tech Fear - Alien: Isolation 07 October 2014, 09:03 AM Alien: Isolation™ hits the streets today promising to test your fortitude for playing in the dark. While you’re busy skulking through Alien-infested corridors, no doubt hiding from those crazy telescoping jaws and a river of acid spit, have a pause to admire the world around you. That world is jam-packed with truly state-of-the-art rendering technology. Today we’ll be exploring how AMD and The Creative Assembly utilized the resources of the AMD Gaming Evolved program to develop and optimize those technologies for DirectX® 11-ready AMD Radeon™ graphics cards.NERD WARNING: Serious tech talk a...
  • Why AMD GPUs Are Right for the Data Center – A Closer Look at AMD FirePro™ S9100 06 October 2014, 11:31 AM When it comes to AMD FirePro™ S-Series GPUs, there is never “too much of a good thing.” During my conversations at trade shows and conventions, customers have been asking for a server GPU solution that not only provides the speed to accomplish computational tasks, but they also want accuracy for precise results. Earlier this year, we announced the top-of-line AMD FirePro™ S9150 – the most powerful server GPU ever built for High Performance Computing1 measured by performance/watt.  But customers also told us they want a product for mainstream, budget conscious projects that still delivers eq...
  • AMPS 2.1 – AMD Management Plugin for SCCM 2.1 06 October 2014, 10:01 AM Desktop and mobile Architecture for System Hardware (DASH) is the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) standard for secure out-of-band (irrespective of the power state or the clients’ operating system) and remote management of desktop and mobile systems. AMD is an active member in DMTF and is committed to supporting the DMTF DASH standard as a part of our comprehensive commercial platform support. Microsoft® System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (SCCM 2012), also known as ConfigMgr 2012, is a systems management software product from Microsoft for managing computers running various de...
  • More than a decade of performance…AMD recognized by Dow Jones Sustainability Index 02 October 2014, 04:31 PM Beginning in 2002 and every year since, AMD has been named to one or more of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI).  Launched in 1999, the DJSI were the first global indices to track company financial performance along with social, economic, and environmental criteria including corporate governance, risk management, branding, climate change mitigation, supply chain standards, labor practices, and community involvement. The resulting assessment forms the basis for naming companies from all industries that demonstrate superior performance across numerous sustainability metrics. This yea...
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