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AMD Linux Graphics: The Latest Open-Source RadeonSI Driver Moves On To Smacking Catalyst

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Following this weekend's Radeon R9 Fury open-source Linux driver tests with the DRM-Next code to be merged into Linux 4.3, the latest Mesa 11.1-devel Git code, and LLVM 3.8 SVN for the AMDGPU compiler back-end, I proceeded to run some bleeding-edge open-source Radeon Gallium3D graphics versus AMD Catalyst Linux benchmarks on Ubuntu.

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Nvidia Linux Video Driver 355.11 Adds Experimental OpenGL Support to EGL

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Three days after the release of the Nvidia 352.41 long-lived branch proprietary video driver for GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris operating systems, Nvidia announced on the last day of August the immediate availability for download of the short-lived Nvidia 355.11 graphics driver.

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Open Source GPU now out

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Hoping that MIAOW is not a catastrophe

An open saucy general-purpose graphics processor (GPGPU) has been unveiled at the Hot Chips event.

The GPGPU is relatively crude and is part of another piece of an emerging open-source hardware platform called MIAOW.

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Also: Nvidia Linux Video Driver 355.11 Adds Experimental OpenGL Support to EGL

LLVM Clang 3.7 vs. GCC Compiler Benchmarks On Linux

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Originally I was also going to feature some OpenMP benchmarks in this compiler comparison since LLVM/Clang 3.7 now has OpenMP 3.1 support, but with these tests and using the latest LLVM OpenMP library, I was still running into some issues even when setting the appropriate compiler flag. I'm still investigating the issue so for now all of the tests in this article are not using OpenMP.

As a side note, daily LLVM/Clang SVN benchmarks using the daily LLVM APT snapshot repository continue to be done in a fully-automated manner each morning on multiple systems over at LinuxBenchmarking.com.

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NVIDIA reveals GPUs for blade servers, Linux desktop support

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VMworld 2015 NVIDIA has announced the second version of its Grid desktop virtualisation software, complete with a pair of GPUs for blade servers.

NVIDIA is pitching GRID as a hardware offering tuned to the needs of graphically-demanding desktop virtualisation (VDI) workloads. If that sounds a bit exotic, consider environments like the resources industry, where on-site engineers need CAD and modelling tools, but miners are loathe to deploy desktops in the remote sites where stuff gets dug out of the ground. VDI works a treat in such spots.

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Phoronix on Graphics

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Running The AMD Radeon R9 Fury With AMD's New Open-Source Linux Driver

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Now that Linux 4.2 is set to be released today, out on the horizon we have to look forward to Linux 4.3 kernel. Set to be merged into Linux 4.3 will be in the initial open-source AMD driver code for supporting the Radeon R9 Fury graphics cards. This open-source Fury support is the focus of our testing today with it being the first time powering up this Fiji GPU outside of Catalyst.

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Nvidia Linux Driver 352.41 Offers Better H.265 Playback, Patches X.Org Server Crash

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Just a few minutes ago, Nvidia published an updated version of the long-lived branch of its proprietary Nvidia graphics driver for GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris operating systems, Nvidia 352.41.

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Libinput 1.0 Officially Released

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At long last, libinput 1.0 has been released. Libinput is the input handling library commonly used by Wayland compositors and is optionally used in the X.Org world via the xf86-input-libinput driver and is starting to be used by the Ubuntu Mir display server.

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