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Tuesday, 02 February 2016 09:18

AMD launches World's First Hardware Virtualized GPU

AMD made an interesting announcement today. They are claiming to have the world’s first hardware virtualized GPU. Dubbed the FirePro S7150 and S7150 x2, these two server GPUs are not intended as direct output devices, but are to be used to power graphics for virtualized solutions. From the announcement AMD is diving into the cloud gaming, GPU assisted cloud computing and also in GPU accelerated VDI applications.

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At AMD’s press conference during Computex 2014 they showed off their new Kaveri mobile CPUs and made some pretty bold claims. The first of which was that these new APUs were ready and able to be compared directly to Intel Core i5 and i7 CPUs and in many cases beat them in terms of performance. The Kaveri line up is not exactly new as the desktop flavors were launched last year, however AMD is saying that the new mobile versions are something very special.

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We have written several articles on Apple and their abuse of the patent system including a recent patent that is really nothing more than an attempt to undermine all competition for both the smart phone and any operating system that utilizes OpenCL. Both of these patents (one that has attempted to patent the list and the other on the methods used to implement OpenCL) are exceptionally harmful to the consumer and the market. In the case of the OpenCL patent we find it very odd that they would patent something they submitted to Kronos as an open standard and now patent it. They are doing exactly what they claim Motorola and Samsung are doing with their standards essentials patents.

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AMD_Radeon_Memory_Hero_774WWe have talked quite a bit about AMD’s move to the APU (something that they talked about long before the ATi buyout) and what it has, so far, meant to AMD. Right now AMD’s Llano and Trinity APUs have brought something of a resurgence of AMD in the market at least at the lower priced level. AMD CEO Rory Reed has even go so far as to state that AMD is pushing for more GPU processing to handle more graphically geared content and to work with future cloud services. The problem is that so far, while AMD’s APUs are working great for gaming they have still not been able to keep up with Intel for computing power even at the same price points.

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