$699 USD is a lot to spend on a graphics card, but damn she is a beauty. Last month NVIDIA launched the GeForce GTX 1080 as the current top-end Pascal card and looked great under Windows while now finally having my hands on the card the past few days I've been putting it through its paces under Ubuntu Linux with the major open APIs of OpenGL, OpenCL, Vulkan, and VDPAU. Not only is the raw performance of the GeForce GTX 1080 on Linux fantastic, but the performance-per-Watt improvements made my jaw drop more than a few times. Here are my initial Linux results of the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Founder's Edition.
I made a usb extension cable(1 meter) out of cat5/ethernet cable, the cable works for a usb2 external hard drive but not for a usb3 external hard drive. The thing is this usb3 drive works fine using a really cheap usb2 extension cable(you know the type that only has a few strands of wire). I tried the obvious thing like using other usb ports and didn't make any mistakes like crossing wires or bad soldering.
Tested the ohms with a multimeter(set to 200 ohms) Cheap crappy cable = 01.6 ohms, cat5 = 00.6 ohms,
Seems that usb3 won't work if the ohms are too low. So that's my question really why would a shitty cheap cable work whereas a better quality one will not. Thankssubmitted by /u/pullMyLeg
LXer: This Week in Linux News: OpenSwitch Now a Linux Foundation Project, Linus Torvalds to Speak at LinuxCon Japan, & More
Intel has been trying to break into the maker market for a few years now, having seen the success of the Arduino project and the Raspberry Pi. The Intel Galileo (reviewed in LU&D Issue 138, 4/5) proved unpopular thanks to poor IO performance from the Quark processor. Its successor, the Edison (reviewed in LU&D Issue 151, 4/5), added an Atom processor to address performance issues but its odd form factor and high-density connectors were off-putting.
Marvell’s dual-core Cortex-A7 “IAP220” SoC for low-power IoT and wearables runs Linux, Android, or Brillo, and offers an integrated sensor hub.
The latest in Marvell’s IoT Application Processor (IAP) family of processors, the IAP220 is the little sister to Marvell’s IAP140 SoC. The newly shipping IAP140, which runs Brillo on Marvell’s Andromeda Box Edge hacker board, features four, 1.2GHz Cortex-A53 cores. By comparison, the now-sampling IAP220 has dual, 1GHz Cortex-A7 cores. Like the IAP140, it also has an integrated MCU, in this case a Cortex-M4F rather than a Cortex-M3.
Open Source Could Let Computers Create the Next Mona Lisa
On Wednesday, Google launched Magenta, a new initiative by the Google Brain team (the company’s machine intelligence arm) that will tackle whether machines can make music and art. The research group will produce open-source models and tools to allow individuals—artists, musicians, researchers, coders—to test the creative capacity of AI. While the project’s central goal is to create algorithms that can generate art and music, the group also hopes to assemble an active community that will push developments in AI creativity forward.
- Google AI produces a melody that rivals the Casio keyboard concerts of our youth
- Google's art machine just wrote its first song
- Google's Magenta AI Tickles the Ivories
- Google's Art Project Magenta Creates Its First Machine-Generated Song: Listen
- Google’s Magenta project releases first piece of AI-composed music
- Google tunes up for art, music AI 'Magenta'
- State of the art: First algorithm-generated song from Google's Magenta
- Google's Magenta project just wrote its first piece of music, and thankfully it's not great
- Wipro open sources big data offering
- Wipro open sources its big data product targeted at enterprises
- Wipro Open Sources Big Data Ready Enterprise
- Wipro Open Sources Big Data Product, Big Data Ready Enterprise
- Wipro open sources its Big Data solution
Big Data for the Small Enterprise
New Jersey’s Wipro, which provides IT and business process consulting to a variety of enterprise clients, recently opened up its Big Data Ready Enterprise (BDRE) platform to make it easier and faster to implement under a broader unified data framework. The system is available on GitHub under the Apache 2.0 license, offering full lifecycle management across ingest, process, analyze and other functions associated with the big data-facing “data lake.” Besides being easier to implement, Wipro says, an open platform is also easier to customize for key industry verticals and use cases.
Big data and open-source cloud technology help Gulf Air pin down customer sentiment
Big data engine that performs sentiment analysis on both Arabic and English textual data helps airline to understand and react rapidly to customer preferences
A Pipboy-like terminal application in Guile: Part 1 - rendering strings
The problem with ncurses, as anyone who has tried to use it will quickly realize, it that it is quite a low-level toolkit. In the analogy with GNOME, it is not GTK, it is Cairo or GDK.
- GNU Taler 0.0.0
GNU Taler 0.0.0 Released: GNU Tries To Get Into Electronic Payments
More about the taxing, they write, "Unlike BitCoin or cash payments, Taler ensures that governments can learn their citizen's total income and thus collect sales, value-added or income taxes. Taler is thus a currency for the mainstream economy, and not the black market."
- Tomb Raider's patch to improve gameplay and new games out for Linux
Hard Reset Redux is showing signs that it is coming to Linux & SteamOS
Hard Reset Redux is a beautiful looking FPS game from Flying Wild Hog and Gambitious Digital Entertainment that is now showing signs of coming to Linux/SteamOS.
An EVE Online developer has built an unofficial Linux launcher, game uses Wine
An EVE Online developer has created a native Linux launcher that will download a version of Wine built by the developer.
I've tested it, and the launcher works without issues for me.
The developer said later on in the forum topic he plans to add the ability to use your own version of Wine, rather than the one built for EVE Online.
LWJGL 3.0 Brings Vulkan Support, New Bindings & Other Improvements For Java Games
After more than three years in development, version 3.0 of the Lightweight Java Game Library (LWJGL) is now available. LWJGL is an open-source Java library for helping game developers but can also be used by other application developers for accessing other functionality that otherwise isn't offered by the Java API.
- OpenSwitch Finds a New Home
HP’s OpenSwitch becomes a Linux Foundation Project
HP's open source networking operating system, OpenSwitch, is now a Linux Foundation project.
Many industry players are joining the project, including Broadcom, Cavium, Extreme Networks, LinkedIn, Mellanox, Nephos Inc., P4.org, Quattro Networks, SnapRoute and, of course, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
- HPE-backed OpenSwitch OS becomes Linux Foundation project
Open source NFV for management and network orchestration
This week's featured interview is with Rift.io where we discuss the use of open-source NFV for management and network orchestration.
- SDN/NFV technologies - Demand,Supply, and Consumption Research Report
- Introducing the new superheroes of the networking world...no, not me!
- CoreOS unveils distributed storage system to support container deployments
- CoreOS introduces storage for Kubernetes systems
- CoreOS Launches Torus Project for Cloud-Native Storage
- CoreOS launches open source distributed storage system Torus
- CoreOS creates Torus, a container-focused distributed storage system