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AMD Austin to Relocate
AMD : by Tommy - June 6th 2005, 09:39AM
I was just reading an article at the Austin Chronicle about AMD's plans to relocate from the lower east side of town (Just off Ben White) to the southwest edge of town (Just off Mopac).
The article explains AMD's reasoning. They claim it will create a shorter commute for the majority of it's employees. They have a map, by ZIP code, of the concentration of it's employees, and AMD claims their proposed new location will slahes 10,000 miles of commuting per day.
The plan isn't without it's opponents. Critics argue that AMD is breakin a traditon of major manufactures by building on the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone. (The aqafer being a major source of water for the city) Many argue this is a potentially harmful move, but City Council is powerless to do anything about the relocation, due to zoning laws currently in place.

An interesting affair to say the least. Having not seen the proposed location myself, I can't say for sure, but I would guess that the new area is probably a bit more scenic than the current location.
And I'm sure Skaven is thilled at the prospect of a move.

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AMD Intern - w00t!
AMD : by Tommy - June 21st 2004, 05:37PM
Last week I was given the opportunity to interview with the Advanced Micro Devices SysAdmin team in Austin. (where Seņor Skaven works)
On Thursday night, I drove to Austin to stay at Skaven's. Friday afternoon, I turned in my official application to the HR department, got to tour the AMD design facility. Saw what is probably the most powerful x86 system. So new, I don't think it's been released to the public yet. Also got to stand before a 27Tb storage cabinet; an entire cabinet full of hard-drives.
Later, I met with a couple of members of the SysAdmin management staff for my interview. It went really well...

Today, I received word from the HR department that they are extending the job offer to me!
So, if all goes well with the paperwork with SFA, I will be moving to Austin for the Fall semester to work as an intern at AMD.

update: All has gone well, and I am awaiting the official offer letter from AMD. I called my contact at AMD today, she informed me that everything was in line, and that the package was FedEx'd to me this afternoon.

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