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AMD Virtualized Graphics GIM Open Source

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[Originally posted on 02/14/18]

Open for Business. The Collaborative Cloud.

At AMD, open source is in our DNA. We have a legacy of sharing and contributing to open source projects, applications and supporting industry standards. Our goal is to raise the tide for developers and users, enabling open choice across the board.

In this vein, I am excited to announce the availability of our Virtualized Graphics KVM host driver to the open source community. You can pick it up now at: AMD Drivers and Support.

AMD has made significant progress with our virtualized graphics business in 2017. Many server design wins, and our announcement with Amazon Web Services, illustrates the use of our GPUs running virtually with distributed workloads among multiple users, delivering a consistent solution with great security features for customers.

In a day and age where other companies are requiring proprietary software to run virtual environments and then further charging end user licenses, AMD is going the opposite direction. We embrace open source as a way to promote collaboration and sharing, but most of all, to enable our customers, from cloud providers to server manufacturers, to build products that delight their customers.

So join us in our quest to build a collaborative cloud. Download our open source host driver now and build a GPU environment in the cloud to make your customers happy.


To get the driver go here

For other AMD open source programs go here: GPUOpen

For more information on AMD Virtualized GPUs go here

Michael DeNeffe, AMD’s Director of Cloud Graphics and has extensive experience in network computing, and client device technologies. Links to third-party sites and references to third-party trademarks are provided for convenience and illustrative purposes only. Unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such links, and no third-party endorsement of AMD or any of its products is implied. Use of third-party names or marks is for informational purposes only and no endorsement of or by AMD is intended or implied.

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Michael DeNeffe is AMD’s Director of Cloud Graphics and has over 25 years of experience in network computing, and client device technologies. He has also held senior management positions at NVIDIA, Teradici, Wyse, Transmeta, and NEC. Over the last ten years, Michael has focused on the emerging and dynamic desktop virtualization market. Prior to is position at AMD, he led the worldwide product marketing effort for NVIDIA GRID technology. Prior to that he was Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Teradici Corporation and was instrumental in bringing to market the innovative PC-over-IP technology and protocol. And before that, he led the product management and marketing teams for Wyse Technology. There, he launched numerous thin computing products and earned a U. S. patent for the innovative design which is still in the market today. Michael has both undergraduate and master’s degrees from Santa Clara University.