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Recently when I added a new nvidia graphics card to one of my desktops, I was curious to measure and compare the power of this graphics card with whatever it was before.
One way to do this is with benchmark tools which would run a series of "drawing" tests to measure the graphics processing capacity of the hardware. In simple terms, GPUs that can process and render more images/graphics per unit time (frames per second), are more powerful.
Glmark - the benchmark tool
On Linux there are not many tools for benchmarking GPUs, and after spending quite some time on google, I came across this little tool called glmark. It is developed by Linaro.
Glmark runs a series of tests, rendering different kinds of 2D and 3D graphics and animations on the screen and then measures the output performance in terms of FPS (frames per second). It then averages out the fps across all the tests to calculate a score for the gpu.
Not very sure, but the best guess is, that this score is a relative measure of how capable the graphics processing unit of your machine is. Comparing it with the score of other machines should give a...
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IBM reported its first quarter fiscal 2014 results late Wednesday, once again showing weakness in its server hardware business. Big Blue however has a plan to change its hardware business fortunes.
IBM Throws Power8 Gauntlet At The Feet Of X86
IBM is particularly keen on promoting Linux on Power, and Schroeter said that there are now over 800 independent software vendors whose wares are certified to run on the Power-Linux combo. Many of the hyperscale and extreme scale customers that IBM would love to sell Power-based machines to have their own variants of Linux as well as their own applications, so they can relatively easily port their code to Power should it make sense for performance reasons. This is, in fact, the bet that Big Blue is making. It may not be as bold as the bet the company made to create the System/360 mainframe 50 years ago, but the company is not walking away and remains committed to using Power machinery behind its Watson service and continuing to design processors for both Power and System z platforms into the future.
OpenOffice offers free and open-source document, spreadsheet, presentation, vector graphics, and database creation tools, along with a mathematical formula editor. More than 750 extensions and over 2,800 templates are available for the productivity suite at SourceForge.
Linux server slinger Linode has doubled its RAM allocations per-server, and swapped out all its hard drives with SSDs allowing it to match upstart Digital Ocean on prices.
The new gear was announced by the company in a blog post on Thursday. It contains new Ivy Bridge E5-2680 v2 processors, greater networking bandwidth, and larger memory allocations, as well as SSDs for storage.
Hi, I'm thinking of installing Linux on my, well, crappy Windows PC and don't really know what Distro to install. I used both (Ubuntu and Xubuntu) a few years ago, and I loved both.
So the main question is: What should I go for? Who is the less demanding? Which one is the most user friendly?
Sorry for the bad english D:submitted by the7strangepotatos
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Yes, you can install this release on your computers and servers safely in the knowledge that you’ll be getting critical security updates and patches as and when they’re issued. Plus, every so often, a new Hardware Enablement Stack (read: Linux kernel supporting new hardware) will be issued to let you get the most our of your hardware and accessories.
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