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Open-Source OpenCL Adoption Is Sadly An Issue In 2017

3 hours 55 min ago
While most of the talks that take place at the annual X.Org Developers' Conference are around the exciting progress being made across the Linux graphics landscape, at XDC2017 taking place this week at Google, the open-source GPGPU / compute talk is rather the let down due to the less than desirable state of the open-source OpenCL ecosystem...

VIA Graphics & Other Vintage GPUs Still Interest At Least One Developer In 2017

4 hours 48 min ago
Kevin Brace, the sole active developer left working on the OpenChrome driver stack for VIA x86 graphics, presented yesterday at XDC2017 about his work on this driver and how in the years to come he still hopes to work on other vintage GPU support...

Heterogeneous Memory Management Made It For Linux 4.14

7 hours 5 min ago
While busy covering the many new features of Linux 4.14, one important change slipped by that I have long been waiting to see merged: Heterogeneous Memory Management...

Java JDK 9 Finally Reaches General Availability

7 hours 16 min ago
Java 9 (JDK 9) has finally reached general availability! Following setbacks, Java 9 is officially available as well as Java EE 8...

A Set Of BFQ Improvements Ready For Testing

7 hours 28 min ago
Recently I wrote about a BFQ regression fix that should take care of a problem spotted in our recent I/O scheduler Linux 4.13 benchmarks while now that work has yielded a set of four patches working to improve this recently-merged scheduler...

Mesa 17.1.10 Is Being Prepped As The Final 17.1 Update

Friday 22nd of September 2017 12:34:43 AM
J.A. Suarez Romero of Igalia is preparing Mesa 17.1.10 as the final point release for the Mesa 17.1 release stream...

Fedora 27 Beta Hit By A Second Delay

Thursday 21st of September 2017 09:30:41 PM
Last week it was decided to delay the Fedora 27 beta due to bugs while this week they've been forced to delay the release a second time...

Intel's Linux Driver & Mesa Have Hit Amazing Milestones This Year

Thursday 21st of September 2017 08:09:09 PM
Kaveh Nasri, the manager of Intel's Mesa driver team within the Open-Source Technology Center since 2011, spoke this morning at XDC2017 about the accomplishments of his team and more broadly the Mesa community. Particularly over the past year there has been amazing milestones accomplished for this open-source driver stack...

Unreal Engine 4.18 Preview 1 Is Ready For Game Developers

Thursday 21st of September 2017 06:44:17 PM
Besides the CryENGINE 5.4 release happening today, Epic Games has made public their first preview release of the upcoming Unreal Engine 4.18...

The State Of The VC4 Driver Stack, Early Work On VC5

Thursday 21st of September 2017 06:37:35 PM
Eric Anholt of Broadcom just finished presenting at XDC2017 Mountain View on the state of the VC4 driver stack most notably used by the Raspberry Pi devices. Additionally, he also shared about his early work on the VC5 driver for next-generation Broadcom graphics...

NVIDIA 384.90 Linux Driver Brings Fixes, Quadro P5200 Support

Thursday 21st of September 2017 04:15:57 PM
One day after releasing updated GeForce Linux legacy drivers, NVIDIA is now out with an update to their long-lived 384 branch...

CryENGINE 5.4 Now Available With Vulkan Beta Support

Thursday 21st of September 2017 03:17:15 PM
Crytek today has shipped the exciting CryENGINE 5.4 game engine update...

Noctua NH-U9 TR4-SP3: Keeping Threadripper Running Happy With Air Cooling

Thursday 21st of September 2017 02:48:44 PM
We recently looked at several Noctua cooler options for Intel's Core X-Series while today the tables have turned and we tried out Noctua's TR4-SP3 heatsink that is capable of cooling the high-Wattage Threadripper and EPYC processors with air cooling.

PostgreSQL 10 Release Candidate 1 Arrives

Thursday 21st of September 2017 01:24:19 PM
The first release candidate of PostgreSQL 10.0 is now available for testing...

NVIDIA Continues Prepping The Linux Desktop Stack For HDR Display Support

Thursday 21st of September 2017 10:59:36 AM
Besides working on the new Unix device memory allocator project, they have also been engaged with upstream open-source Linux developers over preparing the Linux desktop for HDR display support...

Beignet OpenCL Now Supports LLVM 5.0

Thursday 21st of September 2017 10:37:03 AM
For those making use of Beignet for Intel graphics OpenCL acceleration on Linux, it finally has added support for LLVM 5.0...

Intel Preps Their First Batch Of Graphics Changes For Linux 4.15

Thursday 21st of September 2017 10:19:24 AM
The first batch of drm-intel-next changes are ready to be queued in DRM-Next as feature work for eventually merging to mainline come the Linux 4.15 merge window...

Valve Is Collaborating On GPUVis For Tuning Radeon Linux VR Performance

Thursday 21st of September 2017 10:04:23 AM
One of the many interesting talks at yesterday's XDC2017 conference was Valve's Pierre-Loup Griffais talking about GPUVis...

Intel Unleashes Clear Containers 3.0, Written In Go

Thursday 21st of September 2017 10:00:39 AM
Intel's Clear Linux team has rolled out their Clear Containers 3.0 technology...

Mesa Sees An Initial Meson Build System Port

Wednesday 20th of September 2017 11:33:52 PM
A few months ago was a vibrant discussion about a Meson proposal for libdrm/Mesa while today the initial patches were posted in bringing a possible Meson build system port for Mesa...

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Add-on board expands i.MX6 UL SBC

MYIR released an add-on board for its Linux-driven, i.MX6 UL-based MYS-6ULX SBC that adds a second LAN port, plus CAN, RS485, camera, audio, and RTC. In April, MYIR released a Linux-powered MYS-6ULX SBC, which was notable for being available in two different versions using NXP’s low power, Cortex-A7 i.MX6 UltraLite (UL) or the more affordable, and almost identical i.MX6 ULL SoC. Now, MYIR has released an “MYB-6ULX Expansion Board” designed to stack onto either model. The $21.20 accessory adds a second 10/100 Ethernet port to the MYS-6ULX, as well as new CAN, RS485, audio, micro-USB, RTC, and camera functions. Read more

Hardware: PocketBeagle, Purism Librem 5, Aaeon Embedded PCs

Finding the Mainframers of the Future Through Open Source Ecosystem Development

Speak the word “mainframe” to many millennial techies, and the first things that likely come to mind are in the form of grainy sepia photos of floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall computers with big spinning tapes. But that’s far from the reality of the modern mainframe. Imagine instead up to 240 10-core, 5.2ghz processors, 32TB of RAIM (redundant array of independent memory), hardware-based encryption, and fully hot-swappable hardware components. Those are the specs of the newly released IBM z14 – a single machine that could replace the computing resources of an average corporate data center with room to spare. Read more

Linux Foundation’s Open Source Networking Days and KDE's Randa

  • Introducing The Linux Foundation’s Open Source Networking Days
    One of my primary goals at The Linux Foundation is to foster innovation across the entire open source networking ecosystem. This involves coordinating across multiple open source projects and initiatives and identifying key areas for collaboration to create an open source networking stack. We are working across the entire ecosystem with industry-leading partners — from developers to service providers to vendors — to unify various open source components and create solutions that will accelerate network transformation. As part of this journey, I am pleased to introduce Open Source Networking Days (OSN Days), a series of free events that are hosted and organized by local user groups and The Linux Foundation members, with support from our projects, including DPDK, FD.io, ONAP, OpenDaylight, OPNFV, PNDA, and others.
  • Randa news, release update
    Last week, from wednesday to saturday I attended KDE’s annual Randa sprint organized by wonderful people. This was an occasion to work fulltime on Kdenlive.