Following the creation of another association within AMD in 2021 and the continued development of AMD client stages on Linux, they are currently employing again for this company.
AMD to add more employees to its open-source Linux efforts to bring more exclusivity to future projects
While AMD committed its Linux team to the server front given its EPYC triumphs, last February they also began employing client-side Linux experts from another company association. This new partnership is on the way, and they had a chance to add a few star recruits last year, and it looks like the company is rolling out both customer fixes, new features, and device activation.
The new call for Linux specialists for AMD’s open source program reads as follows:
Step into a relatively new organization designed to engage more strategically and deeper with our business customers – especially their architecture and engineering teams…As a key engineer on our team, you configure and adjust Linux distribution packages to take advantage of AMD technologies on client platforms. Analyze, configure, and propose changes to the platform’s system firmware to allow the kernel and other services to extract configuration and runtime information from the platform. Join a group of engineers collaborating with customers to help understand how configuration and enabling platform and software features meet end-to-end user scenarios on commercial platforms. Participate in the planning of the next generation of CPU/APU. Determine how upstream kernel pipeline changes help meet new platform goals.
These AMD Linux client efforts feel supported right now seeing various PC/SoC power management fixes over the past few months and kernel bundles; Rembrandt support is currently in the k10temp driver. In contrast, AMD has usually been slow and only provided secondary thermal monitoring support and other efforts that will be ideal for Linux users to transition to the client side.
AMD Linux client efforts are moving in the right direction, although there are still areas to refine, such as better support for open source upstream compilers. Additionally, ensure that their new gear activation adjusts all the more ideally to not just be in the main tree at time of send and preferably to see more open source firmware. AMD has also had client-side technology successes, including Linux support. For example, Valve’s Steam Deck relies on a VanGogh APU while running its Arch Linux-based SteamOS and Tesla’s newest Ryzen-powered in-car infotainment framework.