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Nvidia unveils Drive PX 2 platform for self-driving cars

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Nvidia unveiled a “Drive PX 2” platform for self-driving cars, an update to its earlier Tegra-based Drive PX automotive mainboard design.

Nvidia and Qualcomm showed off new automotive platforms at CES that demonstrate the power of their advanced GPUs to achieve sophisticated computer vision capabilities. Qualcomm’s new Linux- and Android-ready Snapdragon 820a is an automotive spin on its quad-core 820 SoC, that targets in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Here, we look at Nvidia’s Drive PX 2 platform for self-driving cars, an update to its Tegra-based Drive PX automotive board with 16nm Tegras that haven’t even been announced yet.

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An Interesting Difference Between AMD & NVIDIA Linux Drivers When Comparing System Usage

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When running the tests recently for the NVIDIA Linux Driver 2015 Year-in-Review and How AMD's Proprietary Linux Driver Evolved In 2015, I also ran some extra tests comparing the AMD Radeon Software 15.12 and NVIDIA 358.16 proprietary drivers when looking at their CPU usage, memory consumption, and other system sensors.

From the same i7-5960X system running Ubuntu 15.10, I compared the system sensor output for the Radeon Software 15.12 and NVIDIA 358.16 drivers when testing two cards on each driver. On the Radeon side was the R9 290 and R9 Fury while on the NVIDIA side was the GeForce GTX 780 Ti and GTX 980.

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Nvidia 361.16 Beta Out Now for Linux, BSD and Solaris with OpenGL Vendor-Neutral Driver

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Earlier today, January 5, 2016, Nvidia announced the release of a new Beta version of its graphics drivers for GNU/Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris operating systems, version 361.16.

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Leftovers: Kernel

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  • Car Makers Rev Up Automotive Grade Linux at CES

    The hottest up-and-coming auto show may very well be CES. Many of the world’s biggest automakers will be there, and they’ll be showing off more than new electric or self-driving cars. The technology inside our cars for music, infotainment, and GPS is also a big part of story. Especially with consumers expecting their “connected” car experience to be as glitzy, convenient, simple and easy to upgrade as their smart phone or wearable.

  • NVIDIA 361.16 Beta Driver Now Includes Long-Awaited GLVND

    NVIDIA's Unix graphics driver team is starting off the new year by releasing their first public beta in the 361 Linux driver series.

  • VA-API Video Acceleration Now Enabled For Nouveau Gallium3D

    For the past few months a Samsung developer has been working on VA-API support for Nouveau. After a few patch revisions, that work is finally hitting mainline Mesa.

    Landing in Mesa this morning was NVC0 driver's support for the VA state tracker (Video Acceleration State Tracker) and enabling the support for builds.

Nvidia Uses Ubuntu at CES 2016 to Show Nvidia DriveWorks

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Nvidia announced at CES 2016 some really interesting new hardware that’s aimed at autonomous cars, along with NVIDIA DriveWorks, and it looks like they used Ubuntu for the demo.

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How Close Fedora Is To Switching To Wayland By Default

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Kevin Martin of the Fedora Project has written a status update and plan around the "Wayland-by-default" effort for Fedora 24.

Kevin provided a status update via this desktop list update. The current state of various Wayland features are now listed via this Fedora Wiki page.

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Also: Primary Selection Support Still Being Worked On For Wayland

NVIDIA's 2016 Tegra SoC Is Looking Even More Interesting

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At NVIDIA's CES press conference last night they announced the DRIVE PX2 as a "in-car super-computer" that's "as powerful as 150 MacBook Pros", while this SC is powered by a yet-to-be-announced SoC.

The DRIVE PX2 is designed for self-driving cars and with having so much information to process, the SoC powering this has to be a beast. NVIDIA hasn't formally announced the SoC successor to the Tegra X1, but there's speculation that this System-on-a-Chip could be a refined version of the delayed "Parker" SoC.

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Phoronix on Kernel, Graphics

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  • Features To Start Looking Forward To For Linux 4.5

    With Linux 4.4 expected next weekend, here's a look at some of the early features we've already been talking about on Phoronix that should be on the table for the Linux 4.5 merge window.

  • How AMD's Proprietary Linux Driver Evolved In 2015

    Last month I showed how AMD's open-source driver performance evolved in 2015 while today's article is looking at how the closed-source AMD / Radeon Technologies Group proprietary driver has evolved over the course of the year.

  • X.Org Server Development Slows To Lowest Point In A Decade

    In 2015 there were just 436 commits for the entire year -- in 2014 there were 923 commits, which was about average recently. The high point of X.Org Server's development was around 2008 when there were 2,114 commits in a single year. Except for 2015, every year saw close to a thousand or more commits going back a decade. In 2004 there were 590 commits while in 2003 there were 125 commits. Of course, prior to 2004 the X.Org Server was technically the XFree86 code-base.

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FreeBSD 10.3 Now In Beta

FreeBSD developers have released today their first official development media for the upcoming FreeBSD 10.3. FreeBSD 10.3 Beta 1 is now available from their FTP server. Read more

today's leftovers

Leftovers: Software

  • An intro to git gui
    I have been using git for years now, I think I can say I know the tool quite well, yet I do all my commits with git gui. This often surprises my coworkers because a) it looks a bit ugly and b) it's a graphical application! The horror!
  • 15 years of VLC and VideoLAN
    Technically, today is the 15th anniversary of the relicensing of all the VideoLAN software to the GPL license, as agreed by the École Centrale Paris, on February 1st, 2001.
  • LiVES Video Editor 2.6.0 Version Released For Ubuntu/Linux Mint Via PPA
    As you know there are plenty of video editors available for other operating systems (Mac, Windows) but there isn't lack of best video editors for Unix/Linux and support wide variety of architecture (x86, amd64, x86_64, i64, sparc, hppa, ppc and xbox/x86.) but using the PPA you can only install for x86/x86_64/amd64 architectures. If you are into video editing and looking for open-source and free alternative for yourself then here is great video editing program "LiVES" for you. LiVES is an awesome, very simple, powerful video editor and VJ tool exist for Linux operating system. Using LiVES video editor you can combine realtime and rendered effects, streams and multiple video/audio files, and then encode to over 50 formats. It is small in size, yet it has many advanced features. LiVES is part editor, part VJ tool. It is fully extendable through open standard RFX plugin scripts.
  • Firejail 0.9.38 Release Announcement
    We are happy to announce the release of Firejail version 0.9.38 (download). Firejail is a generic Linux namespaces security sandbox, capable of running graphic interface programs as well as server programs. The project went through an external security audit, and several SUID-releated problems have been found. Please update your software.

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