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Canonical Just Made It Even Easier To Benchmark Ubuntu Linux In The Cloud

Wednesday 25th of March 2015 05:09:02 PM
As some more exciting open-source benchmarking news this week besides the release of Phoronix Test Suite 5.6 and The New Place Where Linux And Other Open-Source Code Is Constantly Being Benchmarked (a.k.a. the new ~50 system upstream Linux benchmarking test farm complete with a bar), the barrier to entry for benchmarking Ubuntu in the Cloud is now even lower. It's becoming rather trivial to run Ubuntu Cloud benchmarks...

NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X Linux Testing Time

Wednesday 25th of March 2015 04:19:21 PM
Last week NVIDIA released the GeForce GTX TITAN X, their latest $999+ USD graphics card. This new graphics card packs 12GB of GDDR5 video memory and the Maxwell-based GPU is capable of 7 TFLOPS of single-precision compute power. Now it's time for some Linux benchmarks of this new high-end graphics card at Phoronix...

GNOME 3.16 Released: It's Their Best Release Yet

Wednesday 25th of March 2015 03:28:56 PM
Matthias Clasen just sent out the official release announcement for GNOME 3.16 a few minutes ago. Based upon my testing of the GNOME 3.16 development packages thus far, I'm very confident in calling it their best desktop release yet!..

LibreOffice Online: A Cloud Version Of LibreOffice

Wednesday 25th of March 2015 02:46:01 PM
Collabora and IceWarp are collaborating to create LibreOffice On-Line, a scalable, cloud-hostable version of LibreOffice for the web...

The New Place Where Linux Code Is Constantly Being Benchmarked

Wednesday 25th of March 2015 02:27:00 PM
It's close to 50 Linux systems initially in the new automated test farm that are doing nothing but benchmarking day-in and day-out of upstream, open-source code! I've spent over the past month and hundreds of hours building the new server room and after a lot of work, it's now back to being fully operational and churning out tons of Linux code being rigorously tested throughout the day in looking for performance regressions and other issues. Here's a look at the new environment: an open-source test farm that has a command-center-like screen and a bar.

AMDKFD Changes Queued For Linux 4.1 Kernel

Wednesday 25th of March 2015 01:12:51 PM
Some Radeon DRM changes have already been queued for Linux 4.1 and now the AMDKFD HSA driver has its initial -next pull request for this next version of the Linux kernel...

FFmpeg Enables H.265 Encoding For New NVIDIA GPUs

Wednesday 25th of March 2015 01:05:35 PM
Since last year the NVIDIA Linux binary graphics driver has exposed the NVENC API for GPU-based video encode support. FFmpeg has supported NVENC for offloading the encode job to newer NVIDIA graphics processors and now they've extended that code to support H.265 encoding on the GPU...

More Of OpenGL DSA Is Now Working Within Mesa

Wednesday 25th of March 2015 12:56:14 PM
More of Direct State Access from OpenGL 4.5 is now working within mainline Mesa!..

AMD FreeSync Support On Linux?

Wednesday 25th of March 2015 12:25:09 PM
With this month's release of the Catalyst 15.3 Beta for Windows, FreeSync Technology support was added. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like any Linux support is imminent...

QEMU 2.3 RC1 Released With Many Last Minute Changes

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 11:22:34 PM
Following last week's QEMU 2.3-rc0 release, out today is 2.3-RC1 with over 100 changes in the past few days...

Red Hat Is Rolling Out A VirtIO DRM/KMS GPU Driver

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 07:16:00 PM
Red Hat has published a new KMS driver for the VirtIO GPU used within their Linux virtualization stack...

Introducing The Library Operating System For Linux

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 05:16:29 PM
Announced today on the Linux kernel mailing list was the Library Operating System (LibOS) for Linux...

18-GPU NVIDIA/AMD Linux Comparison Of BioShock: Infinite

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 04:00:00 PM
Last week BioShock: Infinite was finally released for Steam on Linux. Following the premiere of that game for Linux, posted were the AMD Catalyst Linux results for this game followed by a preview of the AMD vs. NVIDIA graphics card results. For those curious about the performance of this game for a broader graphics card selection, here's the BioShock: Infinite results from eighteen different graphics cards while running this new Linux game.

A Look At GNOME 3.16's High Contrast Theme

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 02:26:29 PM
For making its desktop more accessible to users, GNOME 3.16 has improvements when it comes to its high contrast theme with the shell and toolkit both having received accessibility improvements this cycle...

Phoronix Test Suite 5.6 Adds New Phoromatic Enterprise Benchmarking Features

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 02:00:42 PM
Phoronix Test Suite 5.6 was released today as the quarterly update to Phoronix Media's open-source, cross-platform benchmarking and automated testing software.

Systemd Change Allows For Stateless Systems With Tmpfs

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 01:31:01 PM
A change made to systemd yesterday is working on the stateless Linux systems feature...

The Many Changes Of Phoronix Test Suite 5.6

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 01:03:06 PM
Version 5.6 of the Phoronix Test Suite is being released this morning...

Epiphany 3.16 Improves The GNOME Web Browser

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 12:27:33 PM
The Epiphany open-source web-browser has benefited from a number of changes ahead of tomorrow's GNOME 3.16 release...

Pixar Puts Out Free, Non-Commercial Spin Of RenderMan

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 11:59:16 AM
Pixar has made a free, non-commercial version of its RenderMan software available to the public...

Libinput 0.13 Changes The Tap Motion Threshold

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 11:52:47 AM
Libinput 0.13 was released today as one of the final steps before Libinput 1.0...

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