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AMDGPU DC Looks To Have PSR Squared Away - Power-Savings For Newer AMD Laptops

3 hours 11 min ago
It looks like as soon as Linux 5.5 is where the AMDGPU kernel driver could be ready with Panel Self Refresh (PSR) support for enabling this power-savings feature on newer AMD laptops...

Pensando Systems Exits Stealth Mode With Plans To Take On Amazon AWS

Friday 18th of October 2019 05:00:00 AM
While normally we don't cover hardware start-ups on Phoronix, Pensando Systems has just exited stealth and given their focus will be heavily involved with Linux and in fact already have their first kernel driver mainlined...

Gallium3D's Mesa State Tracker Sees "Mega Cleanup" For NIR In Mesa 19.3

Friday 18th of October 2019 04:00:00 AM
AMD developer Marek Olšák has landed a "mega cleanup" to the Gallium3D Mesa state tracker code around its NIR intermediate representation handling...

Fedora 31 Release Held Up By Installer + DNF Bugs

Thursday 17th of October 2019 09:02:07 PM
Fedora developers had been trying to ship Fedora 31 for their original release target of next Tuesday, 22 October, but that isn't going to happen due to remaining blocker bugs...

Ubuntu 19.10's Kernel Ships With A DoS / Arbitrary Code Execution Bug In The IPv6 Code

Thursday 17th of October 2019 05:32:39 PM
If you are planning to run the newly-released Ubuntu 19.10, among the initial round of stable release updates is an important kernel fix...

Ubuntu 19.10 Available For Download With Its GNOME 3.34 + Experimental ZFS Experience

Thursday 17th of October 2019 03:32:38 PM
Ubuntu 19.10 "Eoan Ermine" has hit mirrors today for an on-time release of this six-month non-LTS installment to Ubuntu Linux...

NVIDIA 440.26 Beta Linux Driver Brings HDMI 2.1 VRR, VP9 VDPAU Decode + Much More

Thursday 17th of October 2019 03:03:23 PM
NVIDIA today introduced their first beta driver in the 440 Linux branch and it's quite an exciting release!..

AMD EPYC vs. Intel Xeon Cascadelake With Facebook's RocksDB Database

Thursday 17th of October 2019 02:33:04 PM
Following the benchmarks earlier this month looking at PostgreSQL 12.0 on AMD EPYC Rome versus Intel Xeon Cascade Lake there was interest from Phoronix readers in wondering how well Rome is doing for other modern enterprise database workloads. One of those workloads that was recently added to the Phoronix Test Suite / OpenBenchmarking.org is Facebook's RocksDB, the company's embedded database that is forked from Google LevelDB. With RocksDB being designed to exploit many CPU cores and modern SSD storage, here are some benchmarks looking at how the Xeon Platinum 8280 stacks up against various new AMD EPYC 7002 series processors.

OpenBSD 6.6 Arrives: Disables GCC In Base For ARMv7/i386, SMP Improvements, AMDGPU Added

Thursday 17th of October 2019 02:22:02 PM
Theo de Raadt released OpenBSD 6.6 today as the newest feature update to this popular BSD operating system known for its security focus...

Google Releases Bazel 1.0 Build System With Faster Build Performance

Thursday 17th of October 2019 11:00:00 AM
Google open-sourced their Bazel build system four years ago while today it reached version 1.0 for this multi-language, multi-platform build solution...

Phoronix Test Suite 9.2 Milestone 1 Released With Updates For macOS Benchmarking

Thursday 17th of October 2019 10:45:43 AM
The first development snapshot of Phoronix Test Suite 9.2-Hurdal is now available ahead of the stable release later this quarter...

GhostBSD Reaffirms To Being TrueOS+BSD Desktop OS With Official MATE Desktop

Thursday 17th of October 2019 07:00:00 AM
With Project Trident moving away from a TrueOS/FreeBSD base to instead Void Linux, if you are looking for a good BSD-based desktop operating system it largely comes down to the likes of MidnightBSD and GhostBSD providing good out-of-the-box setups. As for GhostBSD, they are reaffirming their commitment to using TrueOS/FreeBSD and MATE as their official desktop...

Libdrm 2.4.100 Released With Bits For Intel Elkhart Lake, Tiger Lake Graphics

Thursday 17th of October 2019 05:09:37 AM
AMD open-source developer Marek Olšák on Wednesday released libdrm 2.4.100 as the newest feature update to this Mesa DRM library...

AMDGPU GFX9+ Format Modifiers Being Worked On For Better DCC Handling

Thursday 17th of October 2019 04:09:43 AM
RADV Vulkan driver developer Bas Nieuwenhuizen of Google has ventured into kernel space in working on format modifiers support for Vega/GFX9 and newer...

Canonical Is At Around 437 Employees, Pulled In $99M While Still Operating At A Loss

Wednesday 16th of October 2019 11:38:35 PM
In addition to this week being exciting for the Ubuntu 19.10 release due out on Thursday followed by the kicking off of the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS "Focal Fossa" cycle, Ubuntu maker Canonical coincidentally made their financial statement filings in the UK this week where they are headquartered that gives a fresh look at their financial performance ahead of a possible IPO in the next few years...

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Codenamed The Focal Fossa, Arriving On 23 April

Wednesday 16th of October 2019 10:00:00 PM
With Ubuntu 19.10 "Eoan Ermine" releasing tomorrow (17 October), development is about to kick-off for the next Ubuntu development cycle under the codename Focal Fossa...

Intel Now Aiming For Gallium3D OpenGL Default For Mesa 20.0

Wednesday 16th of October 2019 06:50:28 PM
While we had been eager for Intel's goal of defaulting to their new Gallium3D OpenGL Linux driver by EOY2019, it looks like that is going to swing by one quarter with the plan now for Mesa 20.0 at the end of Q1...

Purism Shares More Photos Of Initial Librem 5 Phones, PureOS UI

Wednesday 16th of October 2019 04:24:05 PM
Now with more Librem 5 smartphones from their first batch now shipping, Purism has begun sharing more photos of the current hardware as well as the state of their Linux-based PureOS software stack...

A Quick Look At EXT4 vs. ZFS Performance On Ubuntu 19.10 With An NVMe SSD

Wednesday 16th of October 2019 03:00:00 PM
For those thinking of playing with Ubuntu 19.10's new experimental ZFS desktop install option in opting for using ZFS On Linux in place of EXT4 as the root file-system, here are some quick benchmarks looking at the out-of-the-box performance of ZFS/ZoL vs. EXT4 on Ubuntu 19.10 using a common NVMe solid-state drive.

Arch Linux Nears Roll-Out Of Zstd Compressed Packages For Faster Pacman Installs

Wednesday 16th of October 2019 01:29:32 PM
The upcoming release of Arch's Pacman 5.2 is bringing support for compressing packages with Zstd which ultimately will provide faster package installs on Arch Linux...

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