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AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT CPUFreq Governor Comparison With Linux 5.9

1 hour 32 min ago
One of the most frequent questions received at Phoronix in recent times is whether the "schedutil" governor is ready for widespread use and if it can compare in performance to, well, the "performance" governor on AMD Linux systems. Here are some benchmarks of an AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT using the latest Linux 5.9 development kernel in looking at the performance differences between the CPUFreq governor options of Ondemand, Powersave, Performance, and Schedutil.

Linux 5.10 To Support Nitro Enclaves For Security-Critical Applications

2 hours 26 min ago
The kernel support for Nitro Enclaves landed this week in char-misc-next ahead of the Linux 5.10 cycle kicking off next month...

Arm Begins Bringing Up Neoverse N2, Neoverse V1 Support In The GNU Toolchain

2 hours 53 min ago
It was just a few days ago that Arm outlined the Neoverse N2 "Perseus" design as a follow-on to the Neoverse N1 and coming concurrently to the next-generation Cortex-A. Now the company has already jumped on beginning their open-source/Linux enablement work around the Neoverse N2...

PostgreSQL 13 Released With Performance Improvements

5 hours 58 min ago
PostgreSQL 13.0 is out this morning as the latest major update to this widely-used relational database server...

DragonFlyBSD 5.8.2 Released With Numerous Fixes

6 hours 9 min ago
DragonFlyBSD 5.8.2 is out today as the latest stable version of this popular BSD operating system...

Intel Engineers Begin Landing Open-Source Support For TDX, Intel Key Locker

9 hours 21 min ago
Last month Intel published a whitepaper on TDX as Trust Domain Extensions as a means of better securing virtual machines. TDX allows for isolating VMs from the hypervisor and other non-VMM system software. Intel TDX builds off other recent work around MKTME memory encryption and other features. We are now beginning to see that software side support roll-out along with the also-new Key Locker instructions...

HPE Preparing SGI UV5 Support For The Linux Kernel

12 hours 18 min ago
Recent hardware enablement work on the Linux kernel is HPE bringing up UV5 support...

Fedora 34 Aims To Further Enhance Security But Will Lose Runtime Disabling Of SELinux

Thursday 24th of September 2020 04:07:04 AM
Currently on Fedora the Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) functionality that's there by default can be disabled at run-time via the /etc/selinux/config but moving forward with Fedora 34 they are looking at removing that support and focusing just on disabling via selinux=0 at the kernel boot time in order to provide greater security...

Disman Continues Taking Shape As Display Management Library For X11/Wayland

Thursday 24th of September 2020 12:31:48 AM
Disman is the display management library forked from LibKScreen as part of KWinFT. Last week at XDC2020 an update was provided on this Qt/C++ library for display management...

NVIDIA CUDA 11.1 Released With RTX 30 Series Support, Better Compatibility Across Versions

Wednesday 23rd of September 2020 06:57:55 PM
NVIDIA has released version 11.1 of their CUDA toolkit that now supports the GeForce RTX 30 "Ampere" series graphics cards...

Intel Announces Atom x6000E Series "Elkhart Lake", 11th Gen Core Tigerlake-UP3

Wednesday 23rd of September 2020 01:00:00 PM
After talking about Elkhart Lake for months in terms of the Linux patches bringing up this next-generation Intel processor, Intel is announcing it today in the form of the Atom x6000E series. Additionally, following the recent Tiger Lake client processor launch, 11th Gen Core Tigerlake-UP3 has also been announced.

Lenovo Announces 27 Systems To Ship With Ubuntu Pre-Installed

Wednesday 23rd of September 2020 01:00:00 PM
Following Lenovo rolling out Fedora Linux options for their laptops and their other Linux-related announcements this year, Lenovo and Canonical are announcing today nearly thirty different laptops and desktops will begin shipping with the option for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS pre-installed...

Easier Vulkan Debugging Of Windows Applications Running Under Wine Is On The Way

Wednesday 23rd of September 2020 08:03:08 AM
With patches pending it will be easier to debug Windows games/applications running under Wine on Linux...

AMDGPU For Linux 5.10 Brings PCIe DPC Recovery, More RDNA2 Updates

Wednesday 23rd of September 2020 06:53:14 AM
Another batch of AMDGPU kernel driver updates have landed in DRM-Next ahead of the upcoming Linux 5.10 kernel cycle...

Arch Linux Based EndeavourOS Begins Providing ARM Builds

Wednesday 23rd of September 2020 04:00:00 AM
The Arch Linux based EndeavourOS that was born out of Antergos Linux has released new builds for September 2020 and also gotten into the ARM Linux game...

LLVM 11.0-RC3 Released For This Big LLVM/Clang Update

Tuesday 22nd of September 2020 09:54:47 PM
LLVM 11.0 was originally scheduled to be released at the end of August while now it looks like that official milestone is coming in the next few days or week...

AMD Dimgrey Cavefish and VanGogh Support Lands In Radeon Linux OpenGL Driver

Tuesday 22nd of September 2020 06:05:36 PM
The latest enablement work landing in the RadeonSI Gallium3D open-source driver is for AMD Dimgrey Cavefish and VanGogh...

Microsoft Edge Is Coming Out For Linux Next Month

Tuesday 22nd of September 2020 04:01:33 PM
As part of a host of announcements for kicking off the virtual Ignite 2020 conference, Microsoft just confirmed they will be releasing their Edge web browser for Linux next month...

Firefox 81 Released With Security Fixes, PDF Viewer Enhancements

Tuesday 22nd of September 2020 01:37:51 PM
Firefox 81 is out this morning as the newest monthly update to the Mozilla web browser...

AMD Announces Ryzen/Athlon 3000 C-Series For Chromebooks

Tuesday 22nd of September 2020 01:16:48 PM
AMD today announced the Ryzen 3000 and Athlon 3000 C-Series processors for use in Google Chromebooks from multiple vendors...