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docdivakar
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re: CEO Meyer resigns from AMD
docdivakar   1/11/2011 9:21:11 PM
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Seems like Dirk Meyer had AMD on the right track given the financial performance and their new products. I have seen some new server teardowns that use its CPU-GPU combo that seemed to yield screaming performance (with hardware-level hypervisor) in a multicore environment. Of course, the price premiums over the value they deliver and the performance will have to be looked at. Also, @Mapou is right in saying that the memory bandwidth bottleneck will be the deciding factor. Dr. MP Divakar

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re: CEO Meyer resigns from AMD
Mapou   1/11/2011 9:06:25 PM
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It does not matter who replaces Meyer. AMD made a big mistake by focusing on competing with Intel when it should have been working on a competitive tablet processor. Both Intel's and AMD's hybrid strategy of combining last century's boomer-geek CPU and GPU technologies is wrongheaded. Larrabee was the first big failure of that strategy and AMD's Fusion will be the next. One of the big problems with boomer geek technology is their infatuation with the Turing machine as God's gift to humanity. The Turing computing model is turning out to be a complete catastrophe when it comes to parallel programming. Not to mention that it has been a disaster with regard to software reliability and productivity from the beginning. However, the worst problem with boomer geek technology is the memory bandwidth bottleneck. This will kill any and all progress in the age of massive parallelism. This is the nasty problem that will kill Intel and everyone else and it is the problem Dirk Meyer should have been focusing on. Google "How to Solve the Parallel Programming Crisis" for insights into possible solutions.

gutieaphd
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re: CEO Meyer resigns from AMD
gutieaphd   1/11/2011 8:56:55 PM
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It should be succeeded by an executive from Qualcomm, nVidia o Broadcom, they are leading performers in what AMD is trying to become. Another theory; a conflict of interest about wafer pricing and volumes being outsourced to Globalfoundries? TSMC is offering much better prices per wafer, then why continue to subsidize Globalfoundries now that AMD owns less than 14% of Glofo. A rational board acting on the best interest of AMD shareholders would demand large scale fabrication outsourcing to TSMC.

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re: CEO Meyer resigns from AMD
mcgrathdylan   1/11/2011 6:52:27 PM
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Any wild speculation on who will succeed Meyer at AMD?

Warren3
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re: CEO Meyer resigns from AMD
Warren3   1/11/2011 4:44:11 PM
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Coincidence that nVidia wins big with ARM SOC support in Win8, nVidia and Intel settle past and future IP disputes, and AMD CEO hits the bricks?

daleste
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re: CEO Meyer resigns from AMD
daleste   1/11/2011 1:27:45 PM
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AMD has had some sucess in the microprocessor market against Intel, but they aren't any where close to equals. They have been diversifying and moving to fab-lite(less?). I don't see them as a threat to Intel's market share anymore. I guess the CEO is always to blame.

yalanand
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re: CEO Meyer resigns from AMD
yalanand   1/11/2011 11:02:28 AM
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@daleste do you mean to say the current CEO was removed because of his performance issue ?

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re: CEO Meyer resigns from AMD
Neo10   1/11/2011 9:56:17 AM
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Bad timing for AMD when it was just about to give out the good news, but it must have been a serious tussle then.

will99878898
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re: CEO Meyer resigns from AMD
will99878898   1/11/2011 7:48:05 AM
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AMD is a typical atheist company and it will never grow to a larger size. it will be tormented by it's own devil. it could take a bite on intel if intel miss it's own step.

daleste
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re: CEO Meyer resigns from AMD
daleste   1/11/2011 4:54:34 AM
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Interesting. I hope the next CEO can do some things to help AMD become a better competitor to Intel.

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