AMD’s “heterogeneous Uniform Memory Access” coming this year in Kaveri

Chip designer wants to replace GPU computing with heterogeneous computing. AMD wants to talk about HSA, Heterogeneous Systems Architecture (HSA), its vision for the future of system architectures. To that end, it held a press conference last week to discuss what it’s calling “heterogeneous Uniform Memory Access” (hUMA). The company outlined what it was doing, ...

AMD reduces its quarterly losses, but the news isn’t great either

Wall Street analyst: “At least they do not appear to be collapsing yet.” AMD, the perennial underdog, just announced its latest quarterly earnings. Unsurprisingly, they’re not great: the company lost $146 million in the first quarter of 2013. While that’s not as bad as the fourth quarter of 2012 (-$473 million) or even the first quarter ...