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DatArcs Is Aiming For Dynamically-Tuned, Self-Optimizing Linux Servers

Monday 21st of November 2016 07:24:09 PM
DatArcs is a new software start-up aiming to provide software to dynamically tune Linux servers for maximum performance and energy efficiency in the data-center. The DatArcs optimizer analyzes the server's workload over time and optimizes the server "several times per minute" to achieve better performance or lower power use...

AMDGPU-PRO 16.40 Tests On Deus Ex: Mankind Divided With Ubuntu 16.04

Monday 21st of November 2016 06:24:18 PM
Earlier this month when Feral released Deus Ex: Mankind Divided for Linux, the game wasn't launching with AMDGPU-PRO during my testing on Ubuntu 16.10. The game didn't start at all and would crash immediately -- unlike the NVIDIA binary driver on the same system or when ultimately running AMDGPU+RadeonSI tests for this game. Under Ubuntu 16.04 with AMDGPU-PRO 16.40, I've now got the game running...

Rspamd 1.4 Comes With Many Spam Filtering Improvements

Monday 21st of November 2016 05:06:36 PM
For those using Rspamd for open-source e-mail spam filtering, the new version 1.4 release is now available as a big, stable feature update...

Cinnamon 3.2 Desktop Officially Released

Monday 21st of November 2016 03:52:01 PM
Earlier this month we wrote when Cinnamon 3.2 was tagged in Git while now finally the Linux Mint developers have formally announced this next version of their GNOME3-derived desktop...

AMD Planning To Enable GLAMOR By Default For R600 & Newer GPUs

Monday 21st of November 2016 02:41:05 PM
Currently the xf86-video-ati DDX driver only uses GLAMOR acceleration (2D via OpenGL) when using GCN GPUs where there isn't any hardware-specific EXA 2D code-paths implemented. However, AMD developers are now planning to switch over all R600 GPUs and newer to using GLAMOR by default...

Total War: WARHAMMER Linux Requirements Announced - AMD & NVIDIA GPUs

Monday 21st of November 2016 12:51:23 PM
With Feral Interactive releasing Total War: WARHAMMER for Linux this week, today they published the system requirements...

Fedora 25 Turned Out Great, Definitely My Most Favorite Fedora Release

Monday 21st of November 2016 12:40:45 PM
While I generally wait until a few days/weeks past a Fedora release to upgrade, this past weekend I already switched my main production system over to Fedora 25 ahead of tomorrow's release. That's the first time I've been so ambitious with a Fedora release, but in testing it over the past few weeks (and months) on a multitude of test systems, the quality has been excellent and by far is most favorite release going back to the Fedora Core days -- and there's Wayland by default too, as just the icing on the cake.

NVIDIA Posts Initial Signed PMU Firmware Support Patches - Currently For GM20B

Monday 21st of November 2016 11:35:41 AM
NVIDIA developer Alexandre Courbot has sent out his latest version of Nouveau DRM patches to carry out Secure Boot refactoring of the code for dealing with NVIDIA's signed firmware requirements for Maxwell GPUs and newer. But these latest patches come with a bit of a twist...

Early Independent Benchmarks Of The MuQSS Scheduler

Monday 21st of November 2016 11:28:01 AM
MuQSS is the successor to the BFS scheduler and its first major release was last month for this scheduler that currently doesn't have any ambitions to go mainline. On OpenBenchmarking.org this weekend were some independent benchmarks of the new scheduler...

GLobjects 1.0.0 Released For OpenGL Aide

Monday 21st of November 2016 11:17:06 AM
GLobjects 1.0.0 has been released as an open-source library designed to make OpenGL usage "modern, less cluttered, and less error-prone."..

LLVM Developer Meeting 2016 Videos Posted

Monday 21st of November 2016 11:08:36 AM
The videos from the LLVM Developer Meeting 2016 conference that took place at the beginning of November are now online...

Linux 4.9-rc6 Released, Final Might Be Pushed Back By Another Week

Sunday 20th of November 2016 10:10:57 PM
The sixth weekly test release of the Linux 4.9 kernel is now available while Linus Torvalds is still deciding how many more RCs to go before officially releasing this huge kernel update...

Early Benchmarks Of AMDGPU DRM-Next Code For Linux 4.10

Sunday 20th of November 2016 04:05:58 PM
For those curious if the AMDGPU DRM driver changes that are queued in DRM-Next for Linux 4.10 will bring any performance changes, here are some early numbers...

Fedora 26 Planning For Debug Information In Static Libraries

Sunday 20th of November 2016 03:56:39 PM
With Fedora 25 set to ship this coming week, feature development for Fedora 26 continues to heat up...

Linux 4.9 Has Tear-Free PRIME Offloading Between Intel & AMDGPU

Sunday 20th of November 2016 03:46:11 PM
Quietly landing last week into the mainline Linux kernel as part of the AMDGPU fixes is support for tear-free PRIME offloading between Intel and AMDGPU...

POWER8 Talos Workstation Drops Price Slightly, Long Way From Being Funded

Sunday 20th of November 2016 01:40:57 PM
Last month the Talos Secure Workstation launched on crowd-funding as a fully-open libre, modern system powered by a POWER8 processor priced at $4k for the motherboard or $18k for the complete system. They have only raised less than 10% of their funding goal so far but have now cut costs a bit...

Outreachy Winter 2016 Projects/Participants Announced

Sunday 20th of November 2016 01:30:10 PM
The accepted participants and their projects for the Outreachy Winter 2016 session were announced earlier this month for helping females and other under-represented groups engage in free software development...

WSL-Distribution-Switcher Swaps Out Ubuntu For Other Distros On Windows

Sunday 20th of November 2016 01:19:30 PM
With the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) that allows for "Bash on Windows" via the Windows 10 Anniversary update, Ubuntu is the default choice while a new WSL-Distribution-Switcher open-source project makes it easy to now load the distribution of your choice under Windows...

Intel Vulkan Linux Driver Now Has Patches For Fast Clears

Saturday 19th of November 2016 10:29:12 PM
Building off the input attachments work earlier this week for the Intel open-source Vulkan driver (covered in More Intel ANV Vulkan Code Hits Mesa Git, Other Patches Pending), there are now patches up for review to implement support for fast clears...

Enhanced File Stats Being Worked On For The Linux Kernel

Saturday 19th of November 2016 07:26:06 PM
Red Hat has been working on a new statx system call for the Linux kernel to provide "enhanced" file information...