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AMD Nabs Mike Houston

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  1. malware New Member

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    Sources close to AMD have informed that Advanced Micro Devices has picked up Mike Houston. Houston is known for his work at Stanford University, most notably with the Folding@Home GPGPU client. At this time, it is unclear to us what Houston's title or specific role will be at AMD/ATI.

    Source: AMDZone
     
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    Hmmmm, hopefully they're gonna put some focus on GPGPU apps.
     
  3. Nkd New Member

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    well it says on his home page that he just got a position at amd working at architectural design, if you click on his name it will take you there, the last line in his intro
     
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    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    I can only imagine the gimmikyness when the time comes to sack this guy....

    *phone rings*

    Mike Houston: "Hello?"

    AMD HR.Dpt "Houston, we have a problem..."
     
    largon, W1zzard and Grings say thanks.
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    hat Maximum Overclocker

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    Hm, I wonder what this will bring to the F@H community?
     
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    How much are they paying him,they dont want to break the financial donkeys back now do they :p
     
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    Who is Mike Houston and why is he so important???????:confused::confused:
     
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    he did the "Folding at home" program
    and he knows thing or two about computers, AMD needs him for GPCPU or what ever it's called
     
  9. panchoman

    panchoman Sold my stars!

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    good move by amd, this seems to be the guy that made the gpu client, and they could really use this guy for the firestreamers platform that amd's working on.
     
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    :roll: [​IMG]
     
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    My God that was funny. I think he might do more for them than just the GPU segment. He could help AMD throttle up and actually put up a nice fight and theft of crown from Intel and their CDQ chips.
     
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    well paying a smart engineer is not braking bank, I believe its investment, and considering AMD could really use some smart people right now since they are blowing smoke on all fronts, performance wise.
     

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