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Intel Publishes A Bunch Of Code Samples For Helping To Optimize For Their Latest CPUs

Thursday 10th of June 2021 05:00:00 AM
Intel has maintained a lengthy "Optimization Reference Manual" for showing developers how to optimize code for their latest CPU microarchitectures, but accompanied by their latest manual update is now a lot of actual code samples for easing the process of learning about Intel's optimization techniques for taking full advantage of their latest processors...

Linux 5.13 To Allow Controlling The Second Fan On The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9

Thursday 10th of June 2021 04:00:00 AM
For those thinking about picking up a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 laptop powered by Intel's latest-generation "Tiger Lake" processors, that model will see its second fan now properly supported by the current Linux 5.13 cycle...

Google Working On Open-Sourcing Their Fibers User-Space Scheduling Framework

Wednesday 9th of June 2021 10:45:33 PM
For a number of years Google has developed Fibers (not to be confused with Google Fiber, their fiber Internet service) as a user-space scheduling framework. While it hasn't been open-source, the few public papers and talks on Google Fibers has been quite interesting for great performance and a novel design. Finally though Google is working towards open-sourcing Fibers and hoping to get the necessary Linux kernel modifications upstreamed...

Intel Finishes Linux 5.14 Graphics Driver Feature Work With More Alder Lake P Code

Wednesday 9th of June 2021 10:20:59 PM
Intel's open-source graphics driver engineers have sent in their final feature pull request to DRM-Next of new material they are wanting incorporated into Linux 5.14...

Microsoft's Hyper-V DRM Display Driver Will Land For Linux 5.14

Wednesday 9th of June 2021 04:05:05 PM
Last summer Microsoft engineers posted a DRM kernel display driver for their Hyper-V synthetic video device. One year later after going through a few rounds of code review, this Hyper-V DRM driver will be going mainline with the upcoming Linux 5.14 kernel cycle...

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Linux Performance

Wednesday 9th of June 2021 01:00:01 PM
Last week the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti review embargo lifted while today NVIDIA has lifted it on the RTX 3070 Ti ahead of the official availability tomorrow. Here are the initial Linux gaming benchmarks looking at the performance of the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti up against the rest of the GeForce RTX 20 and RTX 30 series GPUs as well as AMD's Radeon RX 6000 series competition.

Khronos Standards Group Launches Certification Program To Help You With Online Shopping

Wednesday 9th of June 2021 01:00:00 PM
When it comes to new specifications/certifications from The Khronos Group for royalty-free open standards we are used to very low-level interfaces with exciting innovations like Vulkan and glTF but today they are doing something rather different and announcing a 3D Commerce Viewer Certification Program...

Fedora 35 Looking To Use Yescrypt For Hashing User Passwords

Wednesday 9th of June 2021 11:00:00 AM
Adding to the list of planned improvements for Fedora 35 is switching to make use of Yescrypt for hashing of user passwords...

AMD Releases AOMP 13.0-3 For Their Latest Radeon OpenMP Offload Compiler

Wednesday 9th of June 2021 09:34:13 AM
The latest work happening on AMD's Radeon Open eCosystem (ROCm) front is a new release of AOMP, their LLVM Clang downstream focused on carrying the latest patches around Radeon OpenMP offloading support...

It Turns Out Windows Unconditionally Reserves The First 1MB Of RAM, Linux Was Just Late To Do So

Wednesday 9th of June 2021 07:00:00 AM
Sent in last weekend to the Linux 5.13 kernel was the change so Linux x86/x86_64 will always reserve the first 1MB of RAM in order to avoid corruption issues with some BIOS and frame-buffers sometimes fiddling with that lowest portion of system memory. While the thought was reserving that first 1MB unconditionally was a bit onerous and that perhaps Windows has some way of determining how much low memory area to reserve, it turns out Windows has been employing this same behavior for years...

OnLogic Introduces New AMD Ryzen Powered Industrial Grade Mini-ITX Thin Client

Wednesday 9th of June 2021 04:00:00 AM
Often times when checking out thin clients and industrial PCs / IoT units from OnLogic and other industrial PC vendors, they tend to be Intel powered and within the forums the first question is often about any AMD equivalent... For those wondering about any new AMD-powered thin clients / mini-ITX systems within an aluminum chassis, OnLogic has introduced the TM800...

GRUB 2.06 Released With BootHole Fixes, LUKS2 Encrypted Volume Support

Tuesday 8th of June 2021 10:03:01 PM
It's shipping one year late but GRUB 2.06 is now officially available as the latest version of this widely-used open-source bootloader...

Intel Continues Working On New ISA Extensions To Help Fight Speculation Vulnerabilities

Tuesday 8th of June 2021 06:01:35 PM
In addition to making public new security advisories this Patch Tuesday requiring updated CPU microcode, Intel also issued a press statement about their ongoing fight against speculation vulnerabilities with their processors...

Intel Releases New CPU Microcode Due To New Security Vulnerabilities (June 2021)

Tuesday 8th of June 2021 05:07:52 PM
Intel just issued a big set of CPU microcode updates for addressing a new set of security advisories just made public...

AMD Announces The Radeon PRO W6000 Series - RDNA2 Workstation GPUs

Tuesday 8th of June 2021 01:57:38 PM
Following their tease last week, AMD today formally announced the Radeon PRO W6000 series as their newest and most powerful RDNA (2) based workstation cards...

KDE Plasma 5.22 Released With Much Better Wayland Support, Usability Enhancements

Tuesday 8th of June 2021 12:45:50 PM
KDE's big Plasma 5.22 desktop release is now available with maturing its Wayland support continuing to be one of the big ongoing focuses for the project...

openSUSE FrontRunner Aims To Advance The Distro's Hardware Architecture Support

Tuesday 8th of June 2021 11:21:35 AM
More information on openSUSE's FrontRunner initiative are now being shared as a rebuild of SUSE Linux Enterprise in the Open Build Service and allowing for staging changes to advance architecture enablment for future Leap releases...

Canonical's Mir 2.4 Brings Numerous X11 + Wayland Enhancements

Tuesday 8th of June 2021 11:09:29 AM
Mir continues to be developed by Ubuntu-maker Canonical as a set of libraries and Wayland compositor for building Wayland-based shells with integrated window management and other features to ease the bring-up and catering to business use-cases around IoT and digital signage, among other uses. Out today is version 2.4 of Mir with more features and fixes...

CentOS Looks To Deal With Deprecated Device Support, Out-Of-Tree Kernel Modules

Tuesday 8th of June 2021 10:14:21 AM
Being proposed within the CentOS project is a new special interest group for providing kernel modules not otherwise available within CentOS Stream. This would also include changes around where CentOS / Red Hat disable some kernel modules or artificially limit the scope of supported hardware...

Wine 6.0.1 Pops Open Support For The Apple M1, Dozens Of Fixes

Tuesday 8th of June 2021 09:55:25 AM
While Wine's bi-weekly development releases are normally in good shape and suitable for Linux gamers and other enthusiasts wanting to run Windows games and applications on Linux or macOS, Wine 6.0.1 is out this week for those sticking to the yearly stable releases with follow-on point releases...

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