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Benchmarks Of Many ARM Boards From The Raspberry Pi To NVIDIA Jetson TX2

Sunday 19th of March 2017 12:29:21 PM
For some weekend benchmarking fun, I compared the Jetson TX2 that NVIDIA released this weekend with their ARM 64-bit "Denver 2" CPU cores paired with four Cortex-A57 cores to various other ARM single board computers I have access to. This is looking at the CPU performance in different benchmarks ranging from cheap ~$10 ARM SBCs to the Raspberry Pi to the Jetson TX1 and Jetson TX2.

Mir Will Support NVIDIA's EGL Streams Approach

Sunday 19th of March 2017 11:41:01 AM
For those wondering about the NVIDIA binary driver support for Ubuntu's Mir display server, Mir appears to be planning its own support for using NVIDIA's EGL Streams implementation that has been criticized by Wayland developers while they continue hoping for a new API that's yet to materialize...

Vulkan 1.0.44 Released With Many Documentation Fixes

Sunday 19th of March 2017 11:25:01 AM
Vulkan 1.0.44 is now available as the newest version of the Vulkan 1.0 high-performance graphics API...

Star Citizen Plans To Go Vulkan-Only

Sunday 19th of March 2017 11:05:54 AM
Star Citizen, the much-anticipated space simulator video game that is the most-funded crowdfunding project ever with more than 39 million dollars pledged, is planning to go Vulkan-only...

GNOME's Vala 0.36 Released

Saturday 18th of March 2017 10:01:50 PM
While some will argue that GNOME's Vala is a "dead" language, there still are active contributors and today they released version 0.36...

Mesa 13.0 vs. 17.0 vs. 17.1 Git RadeonSI Tests

Saturday 18th of March 2017 05:15:42 PM
For those curious how Mesa 17.1-devel Git is performing relative to the Mesa 13.0 and 17.0 stable series, here are some Mesa Git benchmarks on three different Radeon graphics cards.

BUS1 Is Working On A D-Bus Broker

Saturday 18th of March 2017 01:25:24 PM
BUS1 remains in-development as an in-kernel IPC mechanism and the spiritual successor to the never-merged KDBUS...

Another Polaris 12 ID Added To RadeonSI

Saturday 18th of March 2017 12:01:52 PM
Another Polaris 12 device ID was added to the RadeonSI driver yesterday. In AMD's other open-source driver components they have also been tidying up their lists this week of the PCI device IDs for the upcoming Polaris 12 hardware...

Sway 0.12 Wayland Compositor Released

Saturday 18th of March 2017 11:48:39 AM
Sway 0.12 was released earlier this month as the newest feature update to this i3-compatible Wayland compositor...

Pipeline Statistic Queries Land In Mesa ANV

Saturday 18th of March 2017 11:31:38 AM
Support for pipeline statistics queries are now enabled within Mesa Git for the Intel ANV Vulkan driver...

Wine 2.4 Released, Still Working Towards Direct3D CSMT

Friday 17th of March 2017 08:24:49 PM
Wine 2.4 was released a few minutes ago as the newest bi-weekly development release for this program to run Windows games/applications on Linux and other operating systems...

Khronos Group Appears To Be Readying For WebGL-Next Proposals

Friday 17th of March 2017 07:57:33 PM
Separate from Apple's recent proposals around WebGPU as a new low-level graphics API for the web, The Khronos Group appears to be readying to solicit ideas for "WebGL Next" as their next-gen web graphics API...

Longtime Ubuntu Contributor, Cloud Liaison Leaving Canonical

Friday 17th of March 2017 06:29:08 PM
After being at Canonical for nearly one decade, Jorge Castro is leaving his work on the Ubuntu Cloud and joining a new startup...

Mesa 17.0.2 Release Candidate Queues 40+ Changes

Friday 17th of March 2017 06:17:01 PM
Not only is Emil Velikov prepping to release Mesa 13.0.6, but Mesa 17.0.2 is also right around the corner...

Intel Does Final XenGT Release Off Old Codebase

Friday 17th of March 2017 04:17:35 PM
Intel developers have done their "2016-Q4" quarterly update to XenGT for mediated graphics passthrough on Linux hosts for Intel graphics hardware. This is their last release on the old architecture now that the code began landing upstream in Linux 4.10...

A Look At The Changes & New Features Of GNOME 3.24

Friday 17th of March 2017 02:40:19 PM
With GNOME 3.24 due to be released next week, I've spent some time trying out the latest, near-final packages using Fedora Rawhide. The experience has been good and from my initial impressions it appears to be another reliable update to the GNOME Shell experience. Here are some screenshots and a recap of the new features and changes for this six-month update to this open-source desktop environment.

Heterogeneous Memory Management Is Still Planning For Linux 4.12

Friday 17th of March 2017 10:29:23 AM
If longtime open-source Linux graphics developer Jerome Glisse has his way, the long-awaited Heterogeneous Memory Management (HMM) support will be merged for the Linux 4.12 kernel...

Fedora Announces Its First Layered Image Release

Friday 17th of March 2017 10:14:00 AM
For those making use of containers, the Fedora Project has announced its first Layered Image Release...

The GNU Toolchain Has Made Much Progress So Far In 2017

Friday 17th of March 2017 10:02:38 AM
Red Hat's Nick Clifton has written a lengthy update concerning the state of the GNU Toolchain as we near the end of the first quarter, 2017...

Firmware-Based Power Management For Intel Graphics Advances

Friday 17th of March 2017 09:49:02 AM
Intel developers have published their latest version of patches that implement a Single Loop Power Controller (SLPC) as a replacement to host-based power management features...

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Raspberry Pi based computer offers Real-Time Ethernet

Hilscher is prepping a rugged “netPI” computer that combines a Raspberry Pi 3 with its “netHAT 52-RTE” RPi add-on featuring dual Real-Time Ethernet ports. German Real-Time Ethernet experts Hilscher will soon launch a Raspberry Pi 3-based industrial computer with Real-Time Ethernet support. Hilscher has yet to formally announce the ruggedized netPI computer, but the board was demonstrated at the recent Embedded World show, and was revealed in a Mar. 27 Element14 Community blog by Shabaz. The system can be used as a Real-Time Ethernet gateway or controller, and it supports add-ons such as sensors or actuators to enable additional applications, writes Shabaz. Read more

GNOME Migration and Slideshow

  • The Linux Migration: Corporate Collaboration, Part 2
    Note that a number of folks have suggested alternative calendar applications. I’ve rejected these so far because I don’t think they’ll fit into my workflow or my environment, but they may work for others. Some of the applications I’ve seen suggested include Rainlendar, Calcurse, or KOrganizer. Some of these applications address some of the shortcomings of GNOME Calendar, but none of them address all the major issues I’ve outlined here (based on my testing thus far).
  • GNOME 3.24 Provides Users With More Pleasing Linux Desktop Experience

Dowry to Linux Foundation From NSA Ally

  • AT&T takes up membership in the Linux Foundation, furthers open source efforts
    AT&T has become a Platinum member in the Linux Foundation, a move that reflects the telco’s ongoing effort to implement open source and open networks not only in its own networks but also to drive broader industry collaboration. One example of this is AT&T's Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy (ECOMP) architecture. In February, AT&T contributed several million lines of ECOMP code to The Linux Foundation, as well as the new Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project based on production-ready code from AT&T and OPEN-O contributors.
  • AT&T Joins The Linux Foundation as a Platinum Member
  • AT&T Joins The Linux Foundation as a Platinum Member
    The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, today announced that AT&T has become a Platinum member. This follows news of the company’s contribution of several million lines of ECOMP code to The Linux Foundation, as well as the new Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project based on production-ready code from AT&T and OPEN-O contributors.

GNU/Linux on Servers: VisionMobile Report, Cilium, Microservices, and Kubernetes

  • VisionMobile Report Lays Out Developer Salaries by Skill, Software Sector, and Location
    In 2017, that means skilled cloud and backend developers, as well as those who work in emerging technologies including Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning and augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) can make more money -- tens or sometimes hundreds of times more -- than frontend web and mobile developers whose skills have become more commoditized. “In Western Europe, for example, the median backend developer earns 12% more than the median web developer; a machine learning developer makes 28% more,” according to the report.
  • Cilium leverages Linux kernel for advanced container networking
    Networking has always been one of the most persistent headaches when working with containers. Even Kubernetes—fast becoming the technology of choice for container orchestration—has limitations in how it implements networking. Tricky stuff like network security is, well, even trickier. Now an open source project named Cilium, which is partly sponsored by Google, is attempting to provide a new networking methodology for containers based on technology used in the Linux kernel. Its goal is to give containers better network security and a simpler model for networking.
  • Modules vs. microservices
    Much has been said about moving from monoliths to microservices. Besides rolling off the tongue nicely, it also seems like a no-brainer to chop up a monolith into microservices. But is this approach really the best choice for your organization? It’s true that there are many drawbacks to maintaining a messy monolithic application. But there is a compelling alternative which is often overlooked: modular application development. In this article, we'll explore what this alternative entails and show how it relates to building microservices.
  • What Is Kubernetes?
    Kubernetes is open source software for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. The project is governed by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which is hosted by The Linux Foundation. And it’s quickly becoming the Linux of the cloud, says Jim Zemlin, executive director of The Linux Foundation. Running a container on a laptop is relatively simple. But connecting containers across multiple hosts, scaling them when needed, deploying applications without downtime, and service discovery among several aspects, are really hard challenges. Kubernetes addresses those challenges with a set of primitives and a powerful API.