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AMD opens up crown jewels with Torrenza Initiative

At the AMD Global Vision Conference today, Marty Seyer, senior vice president of the commercial business unit, touted the Torrenza Initiative, which he said would enable the development and deployment of application-specific co-processors and other chips that work alongside AMD64 processors in multi-socket systems.

September 20, 2006 by Dan Farber


Robert Rodriguez: Digital film making evangelist

Film director Robert Rodriguez is living proof of how technology is reshuffling the Hollywood deck. At AMD’s Global Vision Conference, the Austin-based filmmaker discussed his anti-Hollywood digital film making credo and technology focus and previewed a clip of his new movie, "Planet Terror," which is due in theaters on April 6, 2007.

September 20, 2006 by Dan Farber


SMBs should outsource everything and vendors must adjust

Yesterday was EMC day for me. I spent a pretty good chunk of the day in Bedford, MA at RSA Security (recently acquired by EMC) and then, by pure coincidence, last night, I attended an EMC-hosted dinner at Sauciety: a restaurant in the lobby of Boston's Waterfront Westin Hotel.

September 20, 2006 by David Berlind


DreamWorks' Katzenberg on the future of movies, Shrek 3

Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation, laid out the issues facing the movie business during a panel at AMD's Global Vision Conference. "The rate of change in the industry is unprecedented, and with it comes enormous opportunities," Katzenberg said.

September 19, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Scott McNealy reveals the biggest challenge on the planet

Quote of the day: Scott McNealy, current chairman and former CEO piñata at Sun (pictured below with AMD Chairman and CEO Hector Ruiz at the AMD Global Vision Conference: "Who’s who, what’s what and who gets access to what is the biggest challenge on the planet today." As usual, McNealy has a way a capturing hyperbolically one of the truisms at the intersection of technology and society.

September 19, 2006 by Dan Farber

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