AMD Joins The Document Foundation to Accelerate LibreOffice

AMD will expose the raw power of AMD GPUs and APUs to spreadsheet users

By on July 3rd, 2013 12:13 GMT

Today, July 3, The Document Foundation (TDF) announced in a press release that the famous AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) company joined its Advisory Board, in order to accelerate the development of the LibreOffice open source office suite.

It appears that AMD will try to bring its Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) technology to the already powerful and featureful LibreOffice office suite, especially for spreadsheet users.

"It is great to work on LibreOffice with The Document Foundation to expose the raw power of AMD GPUs and APUs, initially to spreadsheet users."

"Bringing the parallelism and performance of our technology to traditional, mainstream business software users will be a welcome innovation for heavy duty spreadsheet users," said Manju Hegde, corporate vice president, Heterogeneous Solutions at AMD, in the press release.

Also, The Document Foundation is proud to announce that its Advisory Board includes eleven memebers:  AMD, Google, Red Hat, SUSE, Intel, Lanedo, KACST, MIMO, the Free Software Foundation (FSF), Software in the Public Interest, and Freies Office Deutschland e.V.

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