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AMD Nabs Mike Houston

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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.

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Hmmmm, hopefully they're gonna put some focus on GPGPU apps.
 
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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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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..."
 

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Hm, I wonder what this will bring to the F@H community?
 

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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:
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
 

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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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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..."
:roll:
 

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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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#12
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.