AMD Opens Developer Pavilion to Promote Collaboration and Innovation in Second Life and Beyond.Contestants Face Off to Win an AMD-Powered Dell Dimension Dell Dimension is a line of home desktop computers manufactured by Dell, Inc. As of June 2007, Dell no longer makes the Dimension line other than for business and in non American markets. The high-end Dimension 9200 (XPS 410 in the Amercian market) is still manufactured. System
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See: New York Stock Exchange :AMD) today opened the AMD Dev Central Pavilion on AMD Dev Central Island located within the Second Life (SL) metaverse, to extend its Developer Outreach program into a virtual space for meetings, lectures, training courses and networking opportunities for developers. To celebrate the launch of the pavilion, AMD will host a three-month treasure hunt contest with interactive Linden scripting language Linden Scripting Language, or LSL, is the programming language used by residents of Second Life, a virtual world by Linden Lab. LSL scripts can control the behavior of in-world objects. LSL has a syntax similar to C. (LSL (Link Support Layer) A common interface for network drivers. It provides a common language between the transport layer and the data link layer and allows different transport protocols to run over one network adapter or one transport protocol to run on different ) and open source programming challenges. Developers who successfully complete the challenges in the Pavilion will be entered into a prize drawing for a Dell Dimension E521 system, powered by a dual-core AMD Athlon[TM] 64 X2 processor, 4GB DDR2 SDRAM See SDRAM. , 320GB Serial ATA See SATA.
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"The Second Life metaverse is a gathering place for both new and established developers," said Paul Nolte, AMD project manager and contributing builder for the AMD Developer Central Second Life Pavilion. "Through the interactive virtual experience at the pavilion, we hope to provide developers with an outlet to learn and grow, such as helping them to optimize native code for multi-threaded applications. Additionally, the treasure hunt and future developer challenges provide a creative outlet for developers to express their unique abilities."
AMD Dev Central Island is located within the Second Life Developer Archipelago, a series of interconnected islands dedicated to the SL developer community at large. The AMD Dev Central Pavilion includes the AMD Auditorium, a formal place for "tech chat-style" events and the AMD Display Hall, a virtual exhibition hall featuring interactive booths, scripted banners, informal gathering places and streaming videos. In addition, the SL presence serves as a complementary extension of AMD's Developer Central site (http://developer.amd.com/).
"As a developer, I am excited by the way Second Life invites ordinary users to try their hands at computer coding, while also providing an outlet for experienced programmers," explained Adrienne Haik, co-founder of Metaversatility, the virtual world development company that designed key elements of the AMD Dev Central Island. "We are impressed by AMD's commitment to serving the needs of the SL community."
The first event at the AMD Dev Central Pavilion will take place Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007, at 1 p.m.(PST PST Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, see there ). Prominent members of the SL Open Source movement will speak about the challenges and opportunities presented by an Open Second Life.
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About Second Life
Second Life (SL) is an Internet-based virtual world developed by Linden Lab Linden Lab is a privately held company based in San Francisco, California. Its CEO is Philip Rosedale, former CTO of Real Networks. Mitch Kapor is on the board of directors. The company was founded in 1999. The name comes from Linden Street, the street it was originally based on. . Serviced through a downloadable client program, SL enables users to interact with one another through avatars, providing an advanced level of a social network service combined with general aspects of a metaverse. Currently, the Second Life (www.secondlife.com) online community has over two million participants.
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