The 50x15 Initiative
, launched by AMD
in 2004 at the World Economic Forum, aims at providing accessible Internet and computers for 50 percent of the world's population by the year 2015. The initiative includes the deployment of learning labs, which are defined by 50x15 as "deliberate, measured, strategic deployments of technology solutions used to gain insight and knowledge on how best to foster digital inclusion worldwide."
Solutions include XO laptops
(originally named "One Laptop Per Child
), as well as in-house solutions from AMD, including the Personal Internet Communicator
(PIC). In January, assets of the AMD PIC were sold to Data Evolution, which continues to provide the technology in emerging growth markets as the Data Evolution decTOP(tm). Other technologies deployed by 50x15 include low-cost PCs from providers such as HCL and DTK, FIC's Mini PC
, the Linutop diskless computer, and more. Note that all solutions use AMD processors, which are typically Geode
50x15 Learning Labs are strategic deployments of technology solutions used to gain insight and knowledge on how best to foster digital inclusion worldwide. To date, 50x15 partners have implemented more than 30 technology deployments in 12 countries around the world.
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