As part of our celebration of Black History month, we've been speaking to some of the leading voices from within the biggest companies in the PC gaming tech world. Having spoken with two Intel veterans earlier in the month , today we're talking with two AMD veterans from the resurgent CPU and GPU giant. Lamar Washington and Doug Lane have been part of the company for many years and have each played their part in the turnaround in AMD's fortunes from their respective positions. Lamar Washington Critical Environment Manager, AMD I have been in the data center facilities industry field for over 18 years with prior military technical background. In 2012, I landed a Data Center Facility Manager position serving as the facilities service provider for AMD’s North America data center located in Atlanta, GA. Under a year and half of meeting AMD’s customer service satisfaction and expectations; I was blessed and offered an AMD position as the site’s Critical Environment Manager … [Read more...] about Black History Month: Why diversity is vital in AMD, ‘we know that diverse workforces spur innovation’
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In celebration of Black History Month this year, we've been getting in touch with some of the brilliant minds from behind the scenes at Intel. Marcus Kennedy and Steven Callender both take active roles in initiatives that seek to bolster diversity and inclusion across the board, and have kindly provided some insights about their inspirations, passions and aspirations. So, whether you're an aspiring technologist, or simply interested to see how Intel's working with its employees to raise the standard, we bring you two success stories from the voices of Intel employees, who are here to talk you through their journeys within the world of technology. Fair warning, I was already tearing up after the first answers. Marcus Kennedy General Manager of Intel's Gaming Division & Co-chair of Intel's Black Leadership Council After graduating with an Industrial Engineering degree from Florida State University and a handful of internships, I went to work for Kraft Foods in … [Read more...] about Leading Black voices of Intel offer advice for future technologists
Where do you begin when talking with inventor, IBM Fellow, engineer, and professor Dr. Mark Dean? His work on the IBM PC, ISA system bus, and Color Graphics Adapter in the 1980s is surpassed only by the project he led in the early 2000s, breaking the 1GHz clock speed barrier with a chip for the first time. Dr. Mark Dean Dr. Mark Dean earned a BSEE degree from the University of Tennessee in 1979, where he would return as John Fischer Distinguished Professor later in life. He also has an MSEE degree from Florida Atlantic University (1982), and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University (1992). In between all that he was breaking convention and working on cutting-edge technologies at IBM. Dean went on to become CTO of IBM Middle East and Africa, before shifting gears to achieve another lifelong goal of becoming a faculty member at a university, researching neuromorphic computing and advanced computer architectures at The University of Tennessee Knoxville, Tickle … [Read more...] about Gamers have a lot to thank Dr. Mark Dean for, and the world’s first 1GHz chip is only the start
Nestled in the mountains, the door that leads to Vault 11 is the kind you see hammered onto a shack. It is rotting wood and nails and spider webs clinging on to existence like the people of Fallout's post-apocalyptic Mojave Wasteland. The Brotherhood of Steel have sent us here to find a differential pressure controller, one of the parts needed to repair their faulty air filtration system. The Brotherhood said nothing about the horrors inside. Vault 11 is unusual in that when you first arrive its main door, the one with the number 11 on it, the one would normally hiss and creak before pulling back and rolling sideways, is open. Most of the vaults you encounter throughout the Fallout games are locked shut, which makes sense. The vaults were designed to keep nuclear fallout out and happy dwellers in. Why is Vault 11's door open now? Through the main door, on the floor of a large entry room are four skeletons huddled together. Next to one is a 10mm pistol. Nearby is a terminal, one … [Read more...] about The horror of Vault 11
Some gaming keyboards and mouse pads have built in wrist rests. Is it a good idea to fit out my desk with all that padding? Yes, with an asterisk! A wrist rest attachment is incredibly useful, both for a keyboard and for a mousepad. It lets you keep your wrist in a neutral position and provides support for the forearm, meaning less stabilizing work is required of those muscles. About the author Caitlin McGee is a physical therapist with a background in neuroscience and exercise/sport science. She is the co-owner and performance and esports medicine director of 1HP , a company that provides health and performance services to esports players, teams, and organizations. She has been working in esports medicine for 6 years. What you don't want is to rest your actual wrist on the wrist rest (hence the asterisk). The inner wrist has no bony or muscular protection over the carpal tunnel and Guyon's canal, which are the pathways through which nerves and tendons enter the … [Read more...] about Ask a Medic: Should I use a wrist rest with my keyboard and mouse?