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OpenGL Overload: Implementing OpenGL Over Vulkan

Monday 7th of November 2016 06:18:36 PM
While some have long talked about trying to implement OpenGL over Vulkan drivers, we're finally seeing real work in this direction with the "OpenGL Overload" project...

Fresh OpenCL + CUDA 8.0 Benchmarks On Kepler/Maxwell/Pascal With NVIDIA 375.10 On Ubuntu Linux

Monday 7th of November 2016 04:18:39 PM
For those more interested in Linux GPU performance for CUDA/OpenCL GPGPU computing than Linux gaming, this article is for you with a fresh round of results across my available GeForce Kepler/Maxwell/Pascal cards using the latest NVIDIA 375.10 binary driver paired with CUDA 8.0 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Linux.

Don't Expect AMDGPU To Enable SI/CIK Support By Default Anytime Soon

Monday 7th of November 2016 02:11:06 PM
It seems every few days a discussion among end-users and Linux gamers re-emerge about their belief that the CIK (GCN 1.1) support any even the newer SI (GCN 1.0) support should be enabled by default in the AMDGPU kernel driver to succeed the Radeon DRM driver...

GCC ASAN Now Supports Sanitize-Address-Use-After-Scope

Monday 7th of November 2016 01:07:52 PM
The latest feature landing in mainline GCC for next year's GCC 7 stable release is -fsanitize-address-use-after-scope..

Nouveau Atomic + DP MST Support Already Staged For Linux 4.10 Via DRM-Next

Monday 7th of November 2016 12:37:56 PM
Last week Nouveau DRM maintainer Ben Skeggs posted the initial atomic mode-setting patches for early testing of all this new KMS code. That code is indeed going to make it for Linux 4.10 with that work being pulled in overnight to DRM-Next...

ZTE ZX DRM Driver Proposed For Linux 4.10

Monday 7th of November 2016 11:57:17 AM
The Linux 4.10 kernel will likely see ZTE's "ZXDRM" display driver added...

Intel XenGT 2016Q3 Update Adds Windows 10 Guest, Kaby Lake Support

Sunday 6th of November 2016 06:53:36 PM
Intel's open-source XenGT project that provides a mediated graphics passthrough stack for Intel GVT-g for Xen is now out with its quarterly feature update...

13-Way NVIDIA GeForce + CUDA 8.0 + cuDNN Caffe Benchmarks

Sunday 6th of November 2016 04:00:00 PM
Not that you would normally buy a cheap NVIDIA GeForce graphics card for deep learning tasks like the recently launched GTX 1050 series, as part of running some other fresh CUDA+OpenCL benchmarks I realized I hadn't run any Caffe benchmarks in a while so here are some fresh numbers today. With thirteen NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards including all the consumer GeForce GTX 1000 Pascal cards to date, here are some Caffe benchmarks using the latest NVIDIA 375.10 Linux driver on Ubuntu along with CUDA 8.0 and cuDNN.

Linux Might See Open-Source Support For Plustek Scanners

Sunday 6th of November 2016 02:59:02 PM
After writing a few days ago about Fujitsu SP scanners getting Linux support but being only provided by binary blobs, a Phoronix reader pointed out that the Plustek scanner manufacturer is looking at providing open-source Linux driver support...

ToaruOS With Kernel Written From Scratch Is Still In Development

Sunday 6th of November 2016 01:50:38 PM
Two years ago to the day the most-viewed article was about A Hobby Kernel and User-Space, Runs Mesa and GCC. That hobbyist OS written from scratch seemed promising back then but hadn't heard anything at all since. When deciding to check on the project today I was anticipating that it had died off, but surprisingly, it's still under development...

Nouveau Needs Help Testing Their New Atomic Mode-Setting Support

Sunday 6th of November 2016 01:42:17 PM
A few days ago I wrote about Nouveau atomic mode-setting and DP MST patches while now DRM subsystem maintainer Ben Skeggs is soliciting more testing from the open-source NVIDIA community for trying these big changes to the Nouveau KMS driver...

HTTP-SS: "A New Faster Internet Protocol"

Sunday 6th of November 2016 01:21:48 PM
A German company is promising a new protocol dubbed "HTTP-SS" that "should be able to double Internet speed, decrease data volume almost by 90% and get rid of the other general issues" compared to HTTP/HTTPS, at least that's what they claim...

Debian 9 "Stretch" Hits Transition Freeze

Sunday 6th of November 2016 01:08:06 PM
Debian 9 is stepping closer to being released with having hit the transition freeze this weekend. No new library transitions or package transitions on a large-scale will be permitted...

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  • LibRetro's Vulkan PlayStation PSX Renderer Released
    A few days back I wrote about a Vulkan renderer for a PlayStation emulator being worked on and now the code to that Vulkan renderer is publicly available. For those wanting to relive some PlayStation One games this week or just looking for a new test case for Vulkan drivers, the Vulkan renderer for the LibRetro Beetle/Mednafen PSX emulator is now available, months after the LibRetro folks made a Vulkan renderer for the Nintendo 64 emulator.
  • Etnaviv DRM Updates Submitted For Linux 4.10
    The Etnaviv DRM-Next pull request is not nearly as exciting as MSM getting Adreno 500 series support, a lot of Intel changes, or the numerous AMDGPU changes, but it's not bad either for a community-driven, reverse-engineered DRM driver for the Vivante graphics cores.
  • Mesa 12.0.4 Being Prepped For Ubuntu 16.10/16.04
    Ubuntu is preparing Mesa 12.0.4 for Ubuntu Xenial and Yakkety users. It's not as great as Mesa 13, but at least there are some important fixes back-ported. Mesa 12.0.4 is exciting for dozens of bug fixes, including the work to offer better RadeonSI performance. But with Mesa 12.0.4 you don't have the RADV Vulkan driver, OpenGL 4.5, or the other exciting Mesa 13 work.

Games for GNU/Linux

Mageia 5.1 Released, Tumbleweed's Latest, Most Secure

The Mageia project today announced the release of stopgap version 5.1, an updated "respin" of 5.0 and all updates. The Daily Dot posted their picks for the most sure operating systems and the Hectic Geek is "quite pleased" with Fedora 25. Matthew Garrett chimed in on Ubuntu unofficial images and Dedoimedo reviewed Fedora-based Chapeau 24. Read more