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LF and Linux Graphics: Cole Crawford, NVIDIA in Academy Software Foundation (ASWF), Urban Computing Foundation (UCF), AMD and Intel

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  • The Linux Foundation Appoints Cole Crawford to The LF Edge Governing Board

    Founder and CEO of Vapor IO joins the LF Edge Governing Board, helping to accelerate edge computing through standardizing around open source efforts.

  • Cole Crawford, founder and CEO of Vapor IO, joins the LF Edge Governing Board

    Vapor IO, creators of the Kinetic Edge and the leading provider of tower-connected edge colocation and interconnection services, announced that The Linux Foundation has appointed Cole Crawford, founder and CEO of Vapor IO, as an LF Edge General Member Board Representative.

    LF Edge is an umbrella organization within The Linux Foundation working to establish open, interoperable frameworks for edge computing independent of hardware, silicon, cloud or operating system.

  • NVIDIA Named Premier Member by Academy Software Foundation

    The Academy Software Foundation (ASWF) has announced that NVIDIA has joined the foundation as a premier member, with ftrack and Red Hat joining as general members. ASWF was developed in partnership by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Linux Foundation to serve as a neutral forum for open source software development in the motion picture and media industries.

    “We are very excited to welcome NVIDIA, ftrack, and Red Hat as new members,” said David Morin, executive director of the Academy Software Foundation at the Linux Foundation. “These companies have a wealth of expertise across graphics, open source, and project management that will be beneficial to our communities and our projects as we continue to grow.”

  • Uber, Google, IBM, and others join Urban Computing Foundation to create tools for ‘cities of tomorrow’

    The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit technology consortium that supports Linux’s growth, standardization, and commercial adoption, today announced a new industry-wide effort to create a common set of software required to “support the cities of tomorrow.” The freshly minted Urban Computing Foundation will offer a forum for developers to build open source tools that connect cities, autonomous vehicles, and smart infrastructure, and that target ongoing challenges in multimodal transportation and civil engineering.

    Initial contributors include developers from Uber, Facebook, Google, Here Technologies, and IBM, as well as Interline Technologies, Senseable City Labs, StreetCred Labs, and the University of California San Diego.

  • Linux forms Urban Computing Foundation: Set of open source tools to build autonomous vehicles and smart infrastructure

    The Linux Foundation, nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, on Tuesday announced the formation of the Urban Computing Foundation (UCF). UCF will accelerate open source software to improve mobility, safety, road infrastructure, traffic congestion and energy consumption in connected cities.
    UCF’s mission is to enable developers, data scientists, visualization specialists and engineers to improve urban environments, human life quality, and city operation systems to build connected urban infrastructure.

  • AMD EPYC CPUs, AMD Radeon Instinct GPUs and ROCm Open Source Software to Power World’s Fastest Supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Open-source Linux drivers for the Intel Gen11 GPU are now feature-complete

    The open-source OpenGL and Vulkan Linux drivers for the upcoming Intel Gen11 GPU are now considered to be complete according to code updates spotted by Phoronix. The drivers will be a part of the Linux 5.2 kernel and are said to be working at full performance.

  • Intel's Gallium3D Driver Will Now Try To Recover From GPU Hangs

    The Intel Gallium3D OpenGL driver performance is now in good shape for this new open-source Intel Linux GL driver compared to its "classic" Mesa driver, but there are still various other features to be ironed out before this "Iris" driver can become the new default. One of the items now crossed off the list is GPU hang recovery.

    As of this past week, new code for Mesa 19.2 introduces support for this Intel Gallium3D driver to recover from GPU hangs. The driver will now attempt to detect when a GEM memory context has been banned and to create a new context and reinitialize the state, hopefully getting past whatever caused the original GPU hang.

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