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DEVELOP3D Live: Rob Jamieson, AMD FirePro, on the cloud & workstations

What is the cloud? The different technologies for CAD/CAM/CAE. Rob takes a look at how different CAD / CAM /CAE software developer cloud strategies will impact future workstation technology.

Biography: Rob has many years of experience in the CAD/Design and IT industry. From implementing 2D CAD solutions where the only line colour was green to working at a CAD software company where he demonstrated 3D solid modelling tools.

In his current role at AMD he works with most of the major CAD/CAM/CAE software vendors to improve the 3D performance using hardware and gets a good view of all the major developments in both software and hardware and how they interact.
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Consolidating control and DRM? Everything will become subscription based, the cloud can go die in a nuclear fire together with its propagators.
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Consolidating control and DRM? Everything will become subscription based, the cloud can go die in a nuclear fire together with its propagators.
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Consolidating control and DRM? Everything will become subscription based, the cloud can go die in a nuclear fire together with its propagators.

While I hate DRM, and subscription based products, and have questionable thoughts about data stored on the cloud, you/we are the minority. In the upcoming years everything will be on the cloud. I hate the idea of cloud based games (example), but thats because the internet infastructure isnt there yet, and i like to try a 'demo' of games before i buy. 10 years from now, things will change, faster internet, and a more accepting culture. Look at android and ios games, DRM locked and delivered via the cloud, do you see children these day complaining or even most adults? No. The cloud fits the 99%, and whether you like it or not, it is the future.


Anyways back to the topic:
This is great news for AMD as they are showing that they are going to be prepared for a cloud based future. Previous statements show they believe hybrid laptop/tablets with cloud provided content are the future, and i 100% agree. I wouldnt be surprised to see more laptops supporting GSM/CDMA networking and powered by 5G or whatever we use in the next few years to completely cut the cables.
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While I hate DRM, and subscription based products, and have questionable thoughts about data stored on the cloud, you/we are the minority. In the upcoming years everything will be on the cloud. I hate the idea of cloud based games (example), but thats because the internet infastructure isnt there yet, and i like to try a 'demo' of games before i buy. 10 years from now, things will change, faster internet, and a more accepting culture. Look at android and ios games, DRM locked and delivered via the cloud, do you see children these day complaining or even most adults? No. The cloud fits the 99%, and whether you like it or not, it is the future.


Anyways back to the topic:
This is great news for AMD as they are showing that they are going to be prepared for a cloud based future. Previous statements show they believe hybrid laptop/tablets with cloud provided content are the future, and i 100% agree. I wouldnt be surprised to see more laptops supporting GSM/CDMA networking and powered by 5G or whatever we use in the next few years to completely cut the cables.

In my opinion its naive to believe that companies risk their precious information somewhere where they do not have control over. Cloud has its place but that place is not "live" working environment but properly encrypted backups for better risk management. I do use some cloud myself also, SkyDrive, DropBox, GoogleDrive, etc. but I dont put stuff in there which I really dont want someone else to see as I take it for granted that these companies (and in the light of recent news also US government agencies) go through everything you put in there.

The Cloud has been "the future" for a while now. At least 10 years if not a bit more. I do not see the personal computing environment going fully away anytime soon.
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In my opinion its naive to believe that companies risk their precious information somewhere where they do not have control over. Cloud has its place but that place is not "live" working environment but properly encrypted backups for better risk management.

There's always private clouds.
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All these companies need to pull there heads out of this "cloud" crap and come back to earth. Next thing we know your computer will be cloud base with just an ipod sized device to connect to your computer in the "cloud". lol just saying. ive been seeing most companies now moving to the drm cloud stuff now.
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All these companies need to pull there heads out of this "cloud" crap and come back to earth. Next thing we know your computer will be cloud base with just an ipod sized device to connect to your computer in the "cloud". lol just saying. ive been seeing most companies now moving to the drm cloud stuff now.

Ofc companies would love you to be in the "cloud" - its awesome way to lock you in as they have your data and tough luck mate if you happen to decide to go for their competitor. Question is - will the consumers fall for it? Some will certainly, but will it be large enough number to really get the "cloud" companies off the ground? And will there be big exodus if something big happens with some cloud company's cloud.

Good point about private clouds tho. Companies running a private cloud services over local area net and which are fully under their control is certainly feasible and can ground some of the risks. On similar sentiment I would expect it to be feasible to run a private "cloud" as an individual - say your usual desktop computer lending some processing power or streaming content to your personal mobile device.
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