AMD, AIF launch internet learning lab in govt school

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Hyderabad, Feb 6 (UNI) Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), a leading global provider of innovative processing solutions in computing, and the American India Foundation (AIF) today launched a learning lab in the Government Girls High School here.

Inaugurating the lab, Global Consumer Electronics Group Vice-President and General Manager and AMD Canada President Adrian Hartog said the lab reiterated AMD's commitment to connect 50 per cent of the world's population to internet by 2015 under the aegis of its 50x15 initiative.

He said the lab, equipped with AMD Athlon Dual-Core processor-based Microsoft IQ PCs, would provide affordable internet access to more than 450 children in the school.

He said the initiative was aimed at empowering a larger segment of the world's population by providing internet access.

He said the lab was second in the country, the first one being operated in Bangalore since November last year.

''We have ensured state-of-the-art infrastructure facility to these students, who have the will to learn,'' said AMD R and D Centre (India) Managing Director Dasaradha R Gude.

AIF President Lata Krishnan, who was also present on the occasion said the foundation's efforts had been focused on accelerating social and economic change in the country and the collaboration with the AMD for the 50x15 initiative had taken a step further towards the collective goal of providing education to underprivileged students by harnessing the power of technology.

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