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Shadow of Mordor Performance For The GeForce GTX 1080 On Linux

Monday 6th of June 2016 05:19:08 PM
Shadow of Mordor is a beautiful game on Linux, but quite demanding on the hardware. Here's how it performs with Linux...

Qt 5.6.1 Should Be Released This Week, Test Packages Available

Monday 6th of June 2016 02:58:09 PM
Not everyone has been happy with the state of Qt 5.6.0, that was released after months of delay and Qt 5.7 is just around the corner. Fortunately, Qt 5.6.1 should be out this week with some important bug fixes...

Manjaro Linux 16.06 Released, Powered By Linux 4.4 & Latest Arch

Monday 6th of June 2016 02:13:28 PM
Manjaro Linux 16.06 "Daniella" was released today as the latest stable version of this popular Linux distribution derived from Arch Linux...

Phoronix Test Suite By The Numbers After Eight Years, Millions Of Benchmarks Run

Monday 6th of June 2016 11:59:31 AM
In addition to Phoronix turning 12 years old yesterday, 5 June marked the Phoronix Test Suite turning eight years old since its version 1.0 release...

The Linux DRM Drivers Continue Marching Ahead With Atomic Support

Monday 6th of June 2016 11:47:06 AM
The Linux kernel DRM/KMS drivers continue moving ahead with their atomic conversion...

DragonFlyBSD Has Initial NVMe Driver Support

Monday 6th of June 2016 11:39:21 AM
The DragonFlyBSD kernel now has an initial NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) driver for supporting these modern, super-fast storage solutions...

Linux 4.7-rc2 Kernel Released

Sunday 5th of June 2016 09:38:26 PM
Linus Torvalds has tagged the Linux 4.7-rc2 kernel...

Performance & Perf-Per-Watt From NVIDIA's GeForce 9800GTX To GTX 1080

Sunday 5th of June 2016 04:22:20 PM
Now that my initial GeForce GTX 1080 Linux review is out the door, I spent this weekend working on a "fun" comparison out of curiosity to see how the raw OpenGL and OpenCL performance has improved over the generations going back to the once-powerful GeForce 9800GTX plus including the top-end cards of the GeForce 600/700/900 Kepler and Maxwell series too.

Much Faster MSAA Anti-Aliasing Is Coming For R600g/RadeonSI

Sunday 5th of June 2016 03:22:22 PM
Marek Olšák posted a patch today to significantly boost the performance for games using multi-sample anti-aliasing (MSAA) on both the R600g and RadeonSI Gallium3D drivers...

The Number Of Linux Games Has More Than Quadrupled In The Past Two Years

Sunday 5th of June 2016 01:19:12 PM
There are more than four times as many Linux games available today as there were two years ago...

The Linux 4.7 Kernel Builds Are Finally Playing Nicely Again On All My Systems

Sunday 5th of June 2016 01:04:17 PM
Nearly two weeks ago I warned that You May Want To Think Twice About Trying Linux 4.7 Git Right Now. Fortunately, all is well now and those problems have cleared up...

Happy 12th Birthday Phoronix, 8th Birthday For Phoronix Test Suite

Sunday 5th of June 2016 11:58:04 AM
Phoronix turns 12 years old this morning, it's almost a teenager! Back on 5 June 2004 I was thinking why the heck is it difficult getting my ATI RV250 and USB mouse playing nicely with Mandrake, and went on to launch Phoronix for what would become the leading source for Linux hardware reviews...

Get The Steam Controller For $35 USD This Weekend For Your Linux Gaming Needs

Sunday 5th of June 2016 01:08:48 AM
A few days back I wrote about the Steam Link being just $35 USD for your streaming Linux gaming needs via Valve's platform. Now, Amazon is finally listing the Steam Controller at $35 USD as well...

The Importance Of Benchmark Automation & Why I Hate Running Linux Games Manually

Saturday 4th of June 2016 09:00:00 PM
Yet again with today's GeForce GTX 1080 Linux review there were multiple people asking "why XYZ Linux game wasn't tested", a recurring topic now over the past several years...

The Most Popular Linux News Over The Past 12 Years

Saturday 4th of June 2016 08:00:40 PM
With Phoronix turning 12 years old tomorrow, here's a look at the most popular news items covered in that time regarding open-source and Linux happenings...

Some Extra, One-Off Benchmarks Of The GeForce GTX 1080 On Linux

Saturday 4th of June 2016 07:14:52 PM
Continuing on from this morning's NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Linux review are some other OpenGL and OpenCL benchmarks ran from this $699+ high-end Pascal graphics card...

Debian 8.5 Released, Debian 7.11 Is Out Too For Ending Wheezy

Saturday 4th of June 2016 06:24:21 PM
Debian updated their stable and old-stable releases this weekend...

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 On Linux: OpenGL, OpenCL, Vulkan Performance

Saturday 4th of June 2016 12:23:33 PM
$699 USD is a lot to spend on a graphics card, but damn she is a beauty. Last month NVIDIA launched the GeForce GTX 1080 as the current top-end Pascal card and looked great under Windows while now finally having my hands on the card the past few days I've been putting it through its paces under Ubuntu Linux with the major open APIs of OpenGL, OpenCL, Vulkan, and VDPAU. Not only is the raw performance of the GeForce GTX 1080 on Linux fantastic, but the performance-per-Watt improvements made my jaw drop more than a few times. Here are my initial Linux results of the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Founder's Edition.

LWJGL 3.0 Brings Vulkan Support, New Bindings & Other Improvements For Java Games

Friday 3rd of June 2016 10:02:15 PM
After more than three years in development, version 3.0 of the Lightweight Java Game Library (LWJGL) is now available. LWJGL is an open-source Java library for helping game developers but can also be used by other application developers for accessing other functionality that otherwise isn't offered by the Java API...

GNU Taler 0.0.0 Released: GNU Tries To Get Into Electronic Payments

Friday 3rd of June 2016 09:44:02 PM
GNU Taler "v0.0.0" was announced today as the initial alpha release of this project aiming to be a free software electronic payment system but so far just fits alongside some of the other obscure or early-on GNU projects...

More in Tux Machines

Leftovers: OSS

OSS in the Back End

  • Open Source NFV Part Four: Open Source MANO
    Defined in ETSI ISG NFV architecture, MANO (Management and Network Orchestration) is a layer — a combination of multiple functional entities — that manages and orchestrates the cloud infrastructure, resources and services. It is comprised of, mainly, three different entities — NFV Orchestrator, VNF Manager and Virtual Infrastructure Manager (VIM). The figure below highlights the MANO part of the ETSI NFV architecture.
  • After the hype: Where containers make sense for IT organizations
    Container software and its related technologies are on fire, winning the hearts and minds of thousands of developers and catching the attention of hundreds of enterprises, as evidenced by the huge number of attendees at this week’s DockerCon 2016 event. The big tech companies are going all in. Google, IBM, Microsoft and many others were out in full force at DockerCon, scrambling to demonstrate how they’re investing in and supporting containers. Recent surveys indicate that container adoption is surging, with legions of users reporting they’re ready to take the next step and move from testing to production. Such is the popularity of containers that SiliconANGLE founder and theCUBE host John Furrier was prompted to proclaim that, thanks to containers, “DevOps is now mainstream.” That will change the game for those who invest in containers while causing “a world of hurt” for those who have yet to adapt, Furrier said.
  • Is Apstra SDN? Same idea, different angle
    The company’s product, called Apstra Operating System (AOS), takes policies based on the enterprise’s intent and automatically translates them into settings on network devices from multiple vendors. When the IT department wants to add a new component to the data center, AOS is designed to figure out what needed changes would flow from that addition and carry them out. The distributed OS is vendor-agnostic. It will work with devices from Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Juniper Networks, Cumulus Networks, the Open Compute Project and others.
  • MapR Launches New Partner Program for Open Source Data Analytics
    Converged data vendor MapR has launched a new global partner program for resellers and distributors to leverage the company's integrated data storage, processing and analytics platform.
  • A Seamless Monitoring System for Apache Mesos Clusters
  • All Marathons Need a Runner. Introducing Pheidippides
    Activision Publishing, a computer games publisher, uses a Mesos-based platform to manage vast quantities of data collected from players to automate much of the gameplay behavior. To address a critical configuration management problem, James Humphrey and John Dennison built a rather elegant solution that puts all configurations in a single place, and named it Pheidippides.
  • New Tools and Techniques for Managing and Monitoring Mesos
    The platform includes a large number of tools including Logstash, Elasticsearch, InfluxDB, and Kibana.
  • BlueData Can Run Hadoop on AWS, Leave Data on Premises
    We've been watching the Big Data space pick up momentum this year, and Big Data as a Service is one of the most interesting new branches of this trend to follow. In a new development in this space, BlueData, provider of a leading Big-Data-as-a-Service software platform, has announced that the enterprise edition of its BlueData EPIC software will run on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other public clouds. Essentially, users can now run their cloud and computing applications and services in an Amazon Web Services (AWS) instance while keeping data on-premises, which is required for some companies in the European Union.

today's howtos

Industrial SBC builds on Raspberry Pi Compute Module

On Kickstarter, a “MyPi” industrial SBC using the RPi Compute Module offers a mini-PCIe slot, serial port, wide-range power, and modular expansion. You might wonder why in 2016 someone would introduce a sandwich-style single board computer built around the aging, ARM11 based COM version of the original Raspberry Pi, the Raspberry Pi Compute Module. First off, there are still plenty of industrial applications that don’t need much CPU horsepower, and second, the Compute Module is still the only COM based on Raspberry Pi hardware, although the cheaper, somewhat COM-like Raspberry Pi Zero, which has the same 700MHz processor, comes close. Read more