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Minoca OS 0.4 Has X.Org Support, Available As A Coreboot Payload

Wednesday 16th of August 2017 02:39:29 PM
The Minoca operating system is a "general purpose operating system written from scratch" but has a POSIX-like interface and is SMP-ready, network-capable, event-driven, and other modern features...

Vega Performance Counters Now Exposed For RadeonSI

Wednesday 16th of August 2017 01:02:26 PM
The latest Mesa patches provide support for the GFX9 performance counters of Radeon RX Vega GPUs for those wishing to profile the driver or games/applications on these newest AMD GPUs...

Ashes of the Singularity Gets Vulkan Port Next Week, Linux Remains M.I.A.

Wednesday 16th of August 2017 12:26:24 PM
The high profile real-time strategy game Ashes of the Singularity are seeing their Vulkan port released next week...

Debian Celebrates Its 24th Birthday

Wednesday 16th of August 2017 12:12:39 PM
Yesterday marked GNOME turning 20 while today Debian developers and users have its 24th birthday of the project to celebrate...

RFC: Seamless Comparisons For The Phoronix Test Suite

Wednesday 16th of August 2017 10:16:54 AM
This week another new feature has landed in Phoronix Test Suite 7.4 Git for making it even easier for new (and existing) users of the Phoronix Test Suite to easily add additional perspective to their system's performance with seamless comparisons...

Trying amd-staging-drm-next With The Radeon RX Vega

Wednesday 16th of August 2017 09:54:33 AM
With my Radeon RX Vega benchmarks so far this week I have been using the amd-staging-4.12 tree that contains the DC display code and Vega support. Though even with fresher code is amd-staging-drm-next, so here are some benchmarks...

Intel ANV Vulkan Driver Now Supports External Semaphores

Wednesday 16th of August 2017 09:39:45 AM
Intel's open-source "ANV" Vulkan Linux driver has picked up support for the VK_KHR_external_semaphore extensions...

RADV Vulkan Driver Begins Seeing Fixes For Vega

Wednesday 16th of August 2017 12:37:34 AM
David Airlie has begun fixing up the open-source "RADV" Radeon Vulkan driver so it can properly work with the newest Radeon RX Vega graphics cards...

AMD Patches MJPEG Decoding For VA-API Gallium3D

Tuesday 15th of August 2017 09:18:13 PM
Leo Liu of AMD is out today with another series if video/multimedia related patches for the open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver stack...

VDPAU Video Playback For The Radeon RX Vega On Linux

Tuesday 15th of August 2017 07:25:31 PM
An oversight from yesterday's AMD Radeon RX Vega Linux review was forgetting to mention the VDPAU video playback capabilities for this Vega graphics card on the open-source driver stack...

Chrome 61 Beta Rolls Out With JavaScript Modules, WebUSB Support

Tuesday 15th of August 2017 06:43:02 PM
Google today is shipping the beta version of the upcoming Chrome 61 web-browser release...

Debian Buster Hopes To Drop Qt4

Tuesday 15th of August 2017 06:32:55 PM
Debian developers are still hoping they will be able to remove the Qt4 tool-kit during the Debian 10 "Buster" development cycle...

How The Radeon OpenGL Performance Has Evolved From The HD 2900XT To RX Vega

Tuesday 15th of August 2017 02:00:00 PM
Our Vega GPU benchmarks didn't stop after yesterday's Radeon RX Vega Linux review or open vs. closed driver comparison. This morning for your viewing pleasure is a fun comparison looking at how the Radeon RX Vega 56 and RX Vega 64 compare to several generations of the older Radeon graphics cards going back to the HD 2900XT (R600) graphics processor.

RADV Driver Already Latches Onto Vulkan 1.0.58

Tuesday 15th of August 2017 12:24:08 PM
Vulkan 1.0.58 was released yesterday as the latest minor update to this high-performance graphics API and already Mesa's RADV driver has patches pending...

AMD Is Trying To Make It Easier To Update Radeon Linux Graphics Drivers

Tuesday 15th of August 2017 10:37:50 AM
It looks like AMD developers have an initiative underway to make the process easier of updating the Radeon Linux graphics drivers whether it be the fully open-source driver stack or the hybrid AMDGPU-PRO driver...

Solus 3 Linux Distribution Released For Enthusiasts

Tuesday 15th of August 2017 10:16:42 AM
Today marks the third iteration of the rolling-release Solus Linux distribution project that has become increasingly popular with enthusiasts and is also aligned with their own Budgie Desktop Environment...

GNOME Turns 20 Years Old

Tuesday 15th of August 2017 10:06:59 AM
It was twenty years ago today that Miguel de Icaza and Federico Mena founded the GNOME project...

Broadcom Driver VC5 Instruction Scheduler Coming Together

Tuesday 15th of August 2017 09:26:33 AM
Eric Anholt at Broadcom continues working on the VC5 driver stack that should yield next-generation graphics for future Broadcom SoCs, some of which will hopefully make it into future Raspberry Pi revisions...

More Benchmarks Showing How Gallium3D With RX Vega Smacks AMDGPU-PRO's OpenGL Proprietary Driver

Monday 14th of August 2017 11:38:29 PM
Of the many interesting findings from this morning's AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 / 64 Linux review was how the open-source AMDGPU+RadeonSI driver stack with OpenGL actually outperforms AMDGPU-PRO driver, the hybrid Radeon Linux driver relying upon AMD's closed-source OpenGL driver that's also shared with the Windows OpenGL driver. Here are more benchmarks of the RX Vega 56 and RX Vega 64 showing the margins by which AMDGPU+RadeonSI can outperform AMDGPU-PRO.

ZFS On Linux Adds Encryption Support

Monday 14th of August 2017 08:49:40 PM
ZFS On Linux (ZOL) has finally picked up support for native encryption...

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  • NASA Launches Supercomputer Servers into Space
    During that time, it will run a series of supercomputing benchmarks, including High Performance Linpack, the High Performance Conjugate Gradients (HPCG) suite, and the NASA-derived NAS parallel benchmarks. Its operation will be compared to HPE servers of the same construction back on Earth. The idea is to make sure that the ISS-based system is able to deal with the realities of cosmic radiation, solar flares, unstable electrical power, and wide variations in temperature.
  • Kubernetes at GitHub
    Over the last year, GitHub has gradually evolved the infrastructure that runs the Ruby on Rails application responsible for and We reached a big milestone recently: all web and API requests are served by containers running in Kubernetes clusters deployed on our metal cloud. Moving a critical application to Kubernetes was a fun challenge, and we’re excited to share some of what we’ve learned with you today.
  • Docker Can Now Containerize Legacy Apps Running on Mainframes
    Docker this week announced the first update to its rebranded flagship platform with the release of Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) 17.06. Back in March, Docker rolled out the first Docker EE, built on the backs of what had been known as Docker Commercially Supported and Docker Datacenter. The new release comes on the heels of a report last week from Bloomberg that the container company has been raising money, which will result in $75 million dollars being added to its coffers by the end of the month, bringing with it a new valuation of $1.3 billion — up $300 million from its previous valuation.

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