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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...

NVIDIA Offers Update On Their Proposed Unix Device Memory Allocation Library

Wednesday 20th of September 2017 08:15:24 PM
James Jones of NVIDIA presented this morning at XDC2017 with their annual update on a new Unix device memory allocation library. As a reminder, this library originated from NVIDIA's concerns over the Generic Buffer Manager (GBM) currently used by Wayland compositors not being suitable for use with their driver's architecture and then the other driver developers not being interested in switching to EGLStreams, NVIDIA's original push for supporting Wayland...

A New DRM Driver Is Coming For Linux 4.15

Wednesday 20th of September 2017 06:17:53 PM
TVE200 is a new Direct Rendering Manager driver being queued for Linux 4.15...

XDC2017 Kicks Off With X.Org, Wayland & Graphics Talks

Wednesday 20th of September 2017 05:59:30 PM
The X.Org Developers Conference kicked off a short time ago at the Googleplex in Mountain View, CA. But even if you are not at the event, there is a livestream...

Wine Staging 2.17 Released With More Direct3D 11 Functionality

Wednesday 20th of September 2017 03:25:06 PM
Wine Staging 2.17 is now available as the latest experimental/testing build of Wine with various patches added in...

Redox OS 0.3.3 Released, Lowers RAM Usage

Wednesday 20th of September 2017 02:54:46 PM
The Rust-written Redox operating system is out with a new feature release...

GNOME Joins The Librem 5 Party, Still Needs To Raise One Million More Dollars

Wednesday 20th of September 2017 02:40:39 PM
One week after announcing KDE cooperation on the proposed Librem 5 smartphone with plans to get Plasma Mobile on the device if successful, the GNOME Foundation has sent out their official endorsement of Purism's smartphone dream...

NVIDIA Legacy Linux Drivers Updated With Newer Kernel Support

Wednesday 20th of September 2017 12:55:59 PM
NVIDIA has issued new releases of its two legacy drivers for Linux...

Chrome 62 Beta Released With OpenType Font Variations, DOM Media Capture

Wednesday 20th of September 2017 12:10:14 PM
Google has rolled out their public beta of the upcoming Chrome/Chromium 62 web-browser update...

How AMD EPYC & Intel Xeon Gold Compare To Various Amazon EC2 Cloud Instances

Wednesday 20th of September 2017 10:00:42 AM
Last week we began with our EPYC 7601 Linux benchmarking of this high-end AMD server CPU featuring 32 cores / 64 threads per socket. Earlier this week were also some 10-year old Opteron vs. EPYC benchmarks and power efficiency tests while the latest in our EPYC Linux testing is seeing how the new AMD processor compares to various Amazon EC2 cloud instances.

AMD Zen Temperature Monitoring On Linux Is Working With Hwmon-Next

Tuesday 19th of September 2017 07:07:21 PM
If you want CPU temperature monitoring to work under Linux for your Ryzen / Threadripper / EPYC processor(s), it's working on hwmon-next...

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AMD and Linux Kernel

  • Ataribox runs Linux on AMD chip and will cost at least $250
    Atari released more details about its Ataribox game console today, disclosing for the first time that the machine will run Linux on an Advanced Micro Devices processor and cost $250 to $300. In an exclusive interview last week with GamesBeat, Ataribox creator and general manager Feargal Mac (short for Mac Conuladh) said Atari will begin a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo this fall and launch the Ataribox in the spring of 2018. The Ataribox will launch with a large back catalog of the publisher’s classic games. The idea is to create a box that makes people feel nostalgic about the past, but it’s also capable of running the independent games they want to play today, like Minecraft or Terraria.
  • Linux 4.14 + ROCm Might End Up Working Out For Kaveri & Carrizo APUs
    It looks like the upstream Linux 4.14 kernel may end up playing nicely with the ROCm OpenCL compute stack, if you are on a Kaveri or Carrizo system. While ROCm is promising as AMD's open-source compute stack complete with OpenCL 1.2+ support, its downside is that for now not all of the necessary changes to the Linux kernel drivers, LLVM Clang compiler infrastructure, and other components are yet living in their upstream repositories. So for now it can be a bit hairy to setup ROCm compute on your own system, especially if running a distribution without official ROCm packages. AMD developers are working to get all their changes upstreamed in each of the respective sources, but it's not something that will happen overnight and given the nature of Linux kernel development, etc, is something that will still take months longer to complete.
  • Latest Linux kernel release candidate was a sticky mess
    Linus Torvalds is not noted as having the most even of tempers, but after a weekend spent scuba diving a glitch in the latest Linux kernel release candidate saw the Linux overlord merely label the mess "nasty". The release cycle was following its usual cadence when Torvalds announced Linux 4.14 release candidate 2, just after 5:00PM on Sunday, September 24th.
  • Linus Torvalds Announces the Second Release Candidate of Linux Kernel 4.14 LTS
    Development of the Linux 4.14 kernel series continues with the second Release Candidate (RC) milestone, which Linus Torvalds himself announces this past weekend. The update brings more updated drivers and various improvements. Linus Torvalds kicked off the development of Linux kernel 4.14 last week when he announced the first Release Candidate, and now the second RC is available packed full of goodies. These include updated networking, GPU, and RDMA drivers, improvements to the x86, ARM, PowerPC, PA-RISC, MIPS, and s390 hardware architectures, various core networking, filesystem, and documentation changes.

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