Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Jun 2008 21:51 UTC, submitted by irbis
AMD AMD has seen a few serious setbacks lately, especially with their Barcelona server processor, but it seems as if the company is trying hard to get things back on track. The first step in solving an issue is acknowledging it exists in the first place, and AMD CEO Hector Ruiz did just that last December. "We blew it and we're very humbled by it and we learned from it and we're not going to do it again." Reseller Advocate Magazine asks, are you ready to believe him?
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Hector Ruiz Is the Man
by Mapou on Tue 17th Jun 2008 00:24 UTC
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I have complete confidence in Ruiz. He just let his guard down for a little while and has learned his lesson. The man is a fighter and I see good things ahead for AMD. Now that the non-essential management personnel were sent packing, AMD can use its superior engineering know-how to focus on the task at hand. For one thing, AMD's gonna give both Nvidia and Intel a run for their money in the graphics arena. Intel's foray into real time ray-tracing will turn out to be a costly mistake because the raw processing power that is required for ray tracing would be better used elsewhere such as processing the physics and feel of the game. AMD's adoption of Apple's OpenCL is a wise move to counter Nvidia's Cuda. Its latest announcement regarding its 500-core Stream Processor is sure to send chills down the competition's spine. Ruiz is making all the right moves lately. Bravo, AMD.

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