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AMD Linux Dev Lab Closes

Linux Kernal Development stopped in a bid to reduce operating costs.

As many of you will know, AMD is going through some what of a rough patch at the moment, cutting staff, operations, production and more in a bid to turn a better profit for the struggling company. The latest cut back it seems is the closure of part of AMD's Research Organization, specifically the lab which focuses on the development of Linux based kernels optimized for AMD processors.

The OSRC (Operating System Research Center) has been up and running since 2006, churning out tools to help bridge OS development and processor hardware, which ensured support of current and future AMD products within the Linux OS.

The OSRC had 25 employees under it's banner who helped with everything from OS virtualization, memory management, performance, patches and more.

While some of the US based staff will move into other areas within the company, this is just a further step in AMD's current plans to cut their work force by 15%. The manufacturer has to break even on it's $1.3 billion operating costs at some point next year in a bid to keep the company afloat, personally I wish them all the best and hope that both the company and their employees recover from the situation.