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Intel Brings QuickAssist Support To Linux: Crypto & Compression

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Intel has published a new Linux kernel patch-set that adds Quick Assist Technology support to Linux along with a driver to handle their DH895xxC hardware accelerator. This is a new chip for trying to accelerate cryptography and data compression tasks.

Quick Assist Technology is a new Intel technology for better accelerating cryptography and data compression operations. The Linux implementation consists of a kernel driver to connect to the Linux kernel crypto framework and a Linux user-space library with a QuickAssist API for application porting. Intel Linux developers have already patched OpenSSL's libcrypto and Zlib for taking advantage of this Intel technology.

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mythTV 0.27.1 Released

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We are proud to announce MythTV 0.27.1.
0.27.1 is more than your traditional point release: 0.27.1 is our best release ever. While it doesn't have major new user features, it has received over 340 improvements.

Lots have been rewritten under the hood to provide the best user experience ever. In particular, and to make the critics quiet, LiveTV has received an extreme levels of attention.

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Leftovers: Software

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QEMU 2.1 To Bring More Complete 64-bit ARM Support

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QEMU 2.1 should be released two months from today and with it will come ARM architecture improvements and other enhancements.

QEMU 2.1 just passed the mid-point in its development cycle with the release being planned for a 29 July debut. The soft-feature freeze is expected to happen in mid-June, the hard feature freeze at the start of July, and then three release candidates before the official release. The QEMU 2.1 schedule is available via the QEMU Wiki.

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Blender 2.71 Test Release Issued With New Features

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Blender 2.71 with its Cycles rendering now supports fire and smoke rendering, deformation motion blur, various optimizations, and support for NVIDIA Maxwell cards when it comes to CUDA support. Blender 2.71 also adds OpenGL render options to its UI, animation improvements, multi-threaded animations within the Blender Game Engine, and many improvements within the Freestyle NPR Rendering.

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LFTP 4.5.0 File Transfer Software Is Now Available for Download

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Every operation made with LFTP is reliable, which means that, if any non-fatal error occurs, the operation is retried automatically.

This latest version of LFTP is quite a big one and the developers have implemented a large number of changes and improvements, even if the previous release was made just a couple of weeks ago.

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