Austin Police Department Relies on AMD Technology and Corporate Support to Solve High Tech Crimes

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Executive Summary

The High Tech Crime Unit of the Austin, Texas Police Department (APD) resides in a nondescript office building several miles north of downtown. It needed is providing assistance in crime investigations that require a greater understanding of the arcane technology of particular companies. Most of Blanchard's detective work involves carefully targeted examinations of computer hard drives using a process called "String searches". Efficient forensic computer searches require high performance processors. APD supported investigations on two AMD Athlon processor-based systems.

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