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Updated Vega 20 Open-Source Driver Patches Posted, Including PSP & PowerPlay Support

5 hours 40 min ago
Back in May AMD posted initial open-source "Vega 20" patches and support for that yet-to-launch graphics processor was subsequently merged for the Linux 4.18 kernel. More of the Vega 20 AMDGPU kernel driver enablement has now been posted...

Power Management Updates Land In The Linux 4.19 Kernel

6 hours 24 min ago
Intel's Rafael Wysocki has submitted the ACPI and power management updates today for the Linux 4.19 kernel which were subsequently merged by Linus Torvalds...

xf86-video-v4l X.Org Driver Sees First New Release In A Decade

8 hours 21 min ago
The xf86-video-v4l v0.3.0 driver was announced today as the first new release for this DDX driver in ten years...

Libinput 1.12 RC2 Continues Working On Improving Linux Touchpad Behavior

9 hours 54 min ago
We've known libinput 1.12 is going to be a significant release and that's still holding true in looking at the second release candidate for this Wayland/X.Org input handling library...

L1 Terminal Fault - The Latest Speculative Execution Side Channel Attack

12 hours 42 min ago
Details are still light but a new vulnerability is coming out called the L1 Terminal Fault. It's been described as a "train-wreck" and is another big deal in the security space as the latest speculative side-channel attack vector...

A Lot Of Spectre Changes Land In The Linux 4.19 Git Tree, Possible Performance Impact

13 hours 22 min ago
"The Speck [Spectre slang, not to be confused with the controversial NSA algo] brigade sadly provides yet another large set of patches destroying the perfomance which we carefully built and preserved," began the latest x86/pti pull request by kernel maintainer Thomas Gleixner...

Intel Publishes New DRM Driver For Their Arria 10 FPGA System

15 hours 1 min ago
An Intel engineer has published the "Intel FPGA Video and Image Processing Suite" DRM driver today for Linux. This Direct Rendering Manager is intended for use with their Arria 10 FPGA system when combined with Intel DisplayPort IP...

New Sound Hardware Support & Other Improvements Playing In Linux 4.19

15 hours 22 min ago
SUSE's Takashi Iwai sent in the pull request this morning of the sound subsystem updates for the Linux 4.19 kernel and it includes a lot of new hardware support and other improvements for Linux's audio capabilities...

Big CIFS/SMB3 Improvements Head To Linux 4.19

15 hours 48 min ago
Linus Torvalds has merged a rather significant set of patches for improving the CIFS/SMB3 support in the mainline kernel...

RADV Now Supports On-Demand Compilation Of Built-In Shaders

18 hours 16 min ago
For helping out the RADV Vulkan driver in cases where no shader cache is available, this open-source Mesa Radeon Vulkan driver now supports the on-demand compilation of built-in shaders...

EXT4 & XFS File-System Updates Submitted For Linux 4.19

19 hours 1 min ago
The pull requests updating the XFS and EXT4 file-system driver code have been sent in for the recently started Linux 4.19 kernel merge window...

NVIDIA CUDA 10 Adding nvJPEG, Turing Support

20 hours 33 min ago
NVIDIA is capitalizing upon SIGGRAPH 2018 as now in addition to launching the Quadro RTX GPUs and open-sourcing the MDL SDK they have announced their work on CUDA 10...

FreeBSD 12.0 Alpha Hits The Web

20 hours 44 min ago
The first alpha release of FreeBSD 12.0 was quietly uploaded a few days ago to the project's download servers as the first step to shipping this next major update to the FreeBSD operating system...

Linux 4.19 Will Fend Off Stack Attacks With STACKLEAK Plugin

20 hours 56 min ago
As expected, Linux 4.19 is getting STACKLEAK as a GCC plug-in for the Linux kernel that will fend off various form of stack attacks...

NVIDIA Announces Open-Source MDL SDK

Tuesday 14th of August 2018 04:12:56 AM
In addition to announcing the Turing-based Quadro RTX GPUs with GDDR6 memory, NVIDIA used SIGGRAPH 2018 to announce their open-sourcing of the MDL SDK...

Mesa 18.1.6 Released With Build System Updates, Various OpenGL/Vulkan Driver Fixes

Tuesday 14th of August 2018 04:02:32 AM
Mesa 18.1.6 is now available as the latest point release for Mesa 18.1 as the Q2'2018 release of this collection of open-source graphics drivers/infrastructure...

NVIDIA Announces Turing-Based Quadro RTX GPUs As The "World's First Ray-Tracing GPU"

Tuesday 14th of August 2018 12:01:54 AM
This morning AMD announced the Vega-based Radeon Pro WX 8200 graphics card as the "best workstation GPU under $1,000 USD" while tonight NVIDIA is trying to steal the thunder by announcing the Quadro RTX series as the "world's first ray-tracing GPU" that is also based on their new Turing architecture...

XArray Proposed For Merging In The Linux 4.19 Kernel

Monday 13th of August 2018 11:32:43 PM
Matthew Wilcox who most recently has been employed by Microsoft is looking to get the new XArray data structure added to the Linux 4.19 kernel...

A Look At The Windows 10 vs. Linux Performance On AMD Threadripper 2990WX

Monday 13th of August 2018 08:08:00 PM
Complementing the extensive Linux benchmarks done earlier today of the AMD Threadripper 2990WX in our review (as well as on the Threadripper 2950X), in this article are our first Windows 10 vs. Linux benchmarks of this 32-core / 64-thread $1799 USD processor. Tests were done from Microsoft Windows 10 against Clear Linux, Ubuntu 18.04, the Arch-based Antergos 18.7-Rolling, and openSUSE Tumbleweed.

DaVinci Resolve 15 Video/Effects Editor Released With Linux Support

Monday 13th of August 2018 07:00:16 PM
DaVinci Resolve 15 has been released by Blackmagic Design as the company's professional-grade video editing, visual effects, motion graphics, and audio post-production software...