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AMD Open Sources the AMD Performance Library 59

Posted by samzenpus
from the let-my-library-go dept.
bluephone writes "Today AMD announced that they're now opening the source to the AMD Performance Library (APL) under the Apache license. The newly opened code is now hosted at SourceForge (the corporate overlord of Slashdot) under its new name, Framewave. Phoronix says, "The AMD Performance Library / Framewave covers a multitude of operations from simple math operations to media processing and optimizations for multi-core environments." No word as to if it does your laundry. The SourceForge page says that while Framewave is 'sponsored' by AMD, it is "very much an open-source venture. While AMD will continue to participate in and contribute to the project, third-party developers are welcome and encouraged to implement all or part of the code base and/or to create derivative works." Being Apache licensed, it's quite open, so this doesn't seem to be mere lip service."
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AMD Open Sources the AMD Performance Library

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 21, 2008 @12:18AM (#22498528)

    and in Linux in particular, you can replace the microcode at runtime with zero risk because it's reset again when the CPU powers off.
    ... because Linux has some special relationship with the CPU that nothing else does??? That's how it works for every OS.

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