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Hier — 19 novembre 2019Phoronix

Intel Linux Graphics Driver Patches For Fast Soft-RC6 Yield Big Energy Use Improvement

Longtime open-source Intel Linux graphics driver developer Chris Wilson has sent out a set of 19 patches for what he calls fast soft-RC6 support and is a "substantial" improvement over the current driver code for Intel graphics power-savings...
  • 19 novembre 2019 à 09:53

7 Days To Die Is Another Game Seeing A Big Bump From Mesa OpenGL Threading

For those that are fans of the 7 Days to Die open-world shooter / horror game, the performance on Linux is now as much as 30% higher as a result of Mesa GL threading...
  • 19 novembre 2019 à 08:09

AT&T Finally Opens Up dNOS "DANOS" Network Operating System Code

One and a half years late, the "DANOS" (known formerly as "dNOS") network operating system is now open-source under the Linux Foundation...
  • 19 novembre 2019 à 06:27

NEMO-UX Vanishes As What Was A Wayland Shell Designed For Large, Multi-User Surfaces

Over the years there have been many interesting Wayland projects to take flight focused on new and interesting use-cases. One of these interesting (and experimental) Wayland compositors was NEMO-UX focused on providing a shell for computing environments that span large surfaces like virtual chalkboards or tabletops...
  • 19 novembre 2019 à 06:03

NVIDIA Releasing Reference Design For Stuffing Their GPUs Into Arm Servers

NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang announced from SC19 today in Denver that they are releasing a "reference design" of hardware and software to help in deployments of their graphics processors within Arm-based servers focused on HPC and AI...
  • 19 novembre 2019 à 02:31

Valve Announcing Half-Life: Alyx VR Game On Thursday

Valve has confirmed recent rumors around one of their new virtual reality games in development being Half-Life: Alyx...
  • 19 novembre 2019 à 00:41

Intel's oneAPI / DPC++ / SYCL Will Run Atop NVIDIA GPUs With Open-Source Layer

With yesterday's much anticipated Intel oneAPI beta being built around open-source standards like SYCL, the "cross-device" support can at least in theory extend beyond just Intel platforms. Codeplay is already showing that's possible with a to-be-open-source layer that will allow oneAPI and SYCL / Data Parallel C++ to run atop NVIDIA GPUs via CUDA...
  • 18 novembre 2019 à 22:21

Intel's Vulkan Driver To Lower CPU Overhead With Mesa 20.0

A patch series was merged today for the in-development Mesa 20.0 to further lower the CPU overhead of Intel's open-source Vulkan driver...
  • 18 novembre 2019 à 20:39

Intel To Drop Very Old Drivers/BIOS From Their Site, But The Linux Impact To Be Minimal

Making waves today is that Intel will be removing very old BIOS and driver downloads from their site on or after 22 November. Though these software downloads for the products in question are around ~20 years old so the real-world impact should be small plus with Linux drivers being in the mainline kernel, all you'd really be losing out on are BIOS updates that themselves haven't seen updates in years...
  • 18 novembre 2019 à 19:33

Fedora Developers Looking To Change The Default Text Editor From Vi To Nano

Fedora will be adding the Nano text editor to their default Fedora Workstation installs as complementary to Vi but their stakeholders intend to submit a system-wide proposal that would change the default installed editor from Vi to Nano...
  • 18 novembre 2019 à 18:30

Google To Require "Designed For Chromebook" Devices Support Fwupd Firmware Updates

Beginning at the start of the year it looks like Google will be requiring hardware vendors to support firmware updating on Linux via Fwupd with the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) if they wish to carry the "Designed For Chromebook" label...
  • 18 novembre 2019 à 17:07

CrossOver 19 Enters Beta With Better Microsoft Office Support On Linux

CodeWeavers' Jeremy White has announced that CrossOver 19 is now in beta for existing customers of this Wine-based software for running Windows programs on Linux and macOS...
  • 18 novembre 2019 à 16:43

AMD Announces Radeon Open Compute ROCm 3.0

AMD just sent out their press release for SuperComputing 19 week in Denver. It turns out being released for SC19 is the latest major iteration of Radeon Open Compute, ROCm 3.0...
  • 18 novembre 2019 à 15:30

23-Way Graphics Card Comparison With Shadow of the Tomb Raider On Linux

Earlier this month Feral Interactive released the Linux port of Shadow of the Tomb Raider. For those wondering about the AMD Radeon vs. NVIDIA GeForce performance for this Vulkan-powered Linux game port, here are benchmark results on 23 different graphics cards.
  • 18 novembre 2019 à 15:05

Vulkan 1.1.128 Released With Performance Query Extension

Vulkan 1.1.128 is out with various corrections and clarifications to this graphics/compute API specification but it also comes with one exciting new extension...
  • 18 novembre 2019 à 13:31

GCC 10 Feature Development Is Over - Now The Focus Turns To Bug Fixing

GCC 10 has moved to its next stage of development that shifts away from feature work to instead general bug fixing with hopes of shipping the GNU Compiler Collection 10 release in the months ahead...
  • 18 novembre 2019 à 13:18
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Schedutil Frequency Invariance Revised For Better Intel Performance + Power Efficiency

SUSE developer Giovanni Gherdovich has sent out the latest patches on supporting frequency invariance within the kernel's scheduler code and ultimately making use of it for select Intel CPUs to yield not only better raw performance but also power efficiency...
  • 18 novembre 2019 à 10:29

Initial Patches Wire In C++20 Coroutines For The GCC Compiler

The GNU Compiler Collection continues picking up new features aligned for the upcoming C++20 standard. The latest are patches pending on the mailing list for implementing coroutines in C++...
  • 18 novembre 2019 à 07:47

Zswap Could See Better Performance Thanks To A B-Tree Search Implementation

For those using Zswap as a compressed RAM cache for swapping on Linux systems, the performance could soon see a measurable improvement...
  • 18 novembre 2019 à 06:26

Intel Confirms Ponte Vecchio As 7nm General Purpose GPU

In addition to announcing the much anticipated oneAPI beta, Raja Koduri spent his time at Intel's event today also talking about "Ponte Vecchio" as their forthcoming general purpose GPU...
  • 18 novembre 2019 à 02:00

Linux 5.4-rc8 Released - Things Are Calm For Linux 5.4's Debut Next Week

As expected, Linus Torvalds opted for doing a 5.4-rc8 kernel release today rather than going straight to Linux 5.4 stable. However, he says he could have just as well done the stable kernel release thanks to the cycle settling down...
  • 18 novembre 2019 à 00:49

Intel Releases oneAPI Base Toolkit Beta For Performance-Focused, Cross-Device Software

Since Intel announced "oneAPI" last December we have been eagerly looking forward to its availability and today is finally that day! For SC19, Intel has made available the beta of the oneAPI Base Toolkit for developing speedy code that runs cross-architecture...
  • 17 novembre 2019 à 21:46

The Exciting Linux 5.4 Changes From exFAT Support To Intel Tiger Lake Graphics

It's possible this afternoon Linus Torvalds will release Linux 5.4 stable but considering his communications in recent weeks and many changes still flowing in this week, it's more than likely he will divert and release Linux 5.4-rc8 today and then ship this next stable kernel update on the next Sunday...
  • 17 novembre 2019 à 21:01

Arch Linux Held Their First Internal Conference Last Month In Berlin

Key stakeholders of the Arch Linux distribution quietly met in Berlin last month for their first conference...
  • 17 novembre 2019 à 17:24

Zink Benchmarks - Mesa OpenGL Running Over Vulkan

With the upcoming Mesa 19.3 release one of the big new features is the "Zink" driver that provides a Mesa OpenGL implementation over Vulkan. This in theory allows for a generic OpenGL driver running over Vulkan hardware drivers, but there is a lot of work ahead before it's really a viable option.
  • 17 novembre 2019 à 16:45

DragonFlyBSD Pulls In AMD Radeon Graphics Driver Code From Linux 4.9

DragonFlyBSD developer François Tigeot has continued doing a good job in continually updating their kernel's graphics driver code with a port of the AMD Radeon graphics source code from the Linux kernel along with related components like TTM memory management...
  • 17 novembre 2019 à 14:25

KDE Plasma 5.18 Bringing Better GTK/GNOME App Integration

For KDE users often still running GNOME/GTK applications from the Plasma desktop, the experience is about to get a lot better with Plasma 5.18...
  • 17 novembre 2019 à 14:00

GCC Might Finally Have A Static Analysis Framework Thanks To Red Hat

Clang's static analyzer has become quite popular with developers for C/C++ static analysis of code while now the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) might finally see a mainline option thanks to Red Hat...
  • 17 novembre 2019 à 10:52

The GCC 10 Compiler Lands OpenMP / OpenACC Offloading To AMD Radeon GPUs

A few days ago I wrote about the OpenMP / OpenACC offloading patches for Radeon "GCN" GPUs being posted and seeking inclusion in the GCC 10 compiler that will be released in a few months. Those patches were successfully merged meaning this next annual update to the GNU Compiler Collection will feature initial OpenMP/OpenACC code offloading support to supported AMD GPU targets...
  • 17 novembre 2019 à 09:16

Linux 5.5 Should Bring Another Power Management Improvement For Intel Ice Lake

The upcoming Linux 5.5 kernel cycle should bring an improvement for power management on Intel's latest-generation Ice Lake processors...
  • 17 novembre 2019 à 07:08

IWD 1.1 Released For Intel's Linux Wireless Daemon

Released at the end of October was Intel's IWD 1.0 wireless daemon while hitting the web this week was version 1.1...
  • 17 novembre 2019 à 06:06

Debian Moves Closer To Voting On Proposals Over Init System Diversity

Following the decision by Debian Project Leader Sam Hartman to seek a general resolution over init system diversity and just how much Debian developers care about supporting systemd alternatives, the general resolution vote is moving closer...
  • 17 novembre 2019 à 02:00

GCC Developers Discuss New Option For Recording Compiler Flags / Details In Binaries

GCC developers recently have been discussing a new proposal over an option for preserving the command-line flags/options used when building a binary as well as the associated compiler version...
  • 16 novembre 2019 à 18:14

Firefox vs. Chrome Browser Performance On Intel Ice Lake + Power/Memory Usage Tests

Using Firefox 70 (including WebRender) and Google Chrome 78, here are our latest round of Linux web browser benchmarks tested on the Dell XPS Ice Lake laptop. Making this round of Linux browser benchmarking more interesting is also including power consumption and RAM usage metrics for the different browser benchmarks.
  • 16 novembre 2019 à 16:05

Debian 10.2 Released With The Latest Security Fixes

Debian 10.2 is out this morning as the latest point release to the "Buster" series...
  • 16 novembre 2019 à 13:29

Wine-Staging 4.20 Adds Undocumented D3D9 Internal Function For The Sims 2

Wine 4.20 came out last night while out today is Wine-Staging 4.20 as this experimental blend of Wine with more than eight-hundred extra patches on top...
  • 16 novembre 2019 à 13:18

Lenovo X1 Extreme 2nd Generation To Have Better Touchpad Input On Linux 5.4

With a change merged Friday night for the nearly over Linux 5.4 cycle, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme 2nd Gen laptop should see better touchpad input support...
  • 16 novembre 2019 à 13:11

AMD OverDrive Overclocking To Finally Work For Radeon Navi GPUs With Linux 5.5 Kernel

While most Linux gamers don't appear to be into GPU overclocking, one of the limitations of the Radeon RX 5000 "Navi" series support with the AMD open-source driver to date has been no overclocking support. With the upcoming Linux 5.5 kernel that is set to change...
  • 16 novembre 2019 à 07:42

EXT4 On Linux 5.5 To Support Encryption On Smaller Block Sizes

For the past four years going back to Linux 4.4 has been EXT4 native file-system encryption making use of the kernel's FSCRYPT framework that is shared between several file-systems. That support has continued to improve with time and with Linux 5.5 another limitation will be dropped...
  • 16 novembre 2019 à 06:01

Wine 4.20 Brings Vulkan Updates, Better LLVM MinGW Support

Wine 4.20 is out today as the newest bi-weekly development snapshot for this open-source project allowing Windows games and applications to run on Linux and other non-Microsoft platforms...
  • 16 novembre 2019 à 00:44

NUVIA To Make Serious Play For New CPUs In The Datacenter, Hires Linux/OSS Veteran

Making waves this afternoon is word of the NUVIA server CPU start-up landing its series A funding round and thus making more information known on this new silicon start-up...
  • 16 novembre 2019 à 00:33

The Librem 5 "Birch" Batch Was Missing A Resistor But Now Fixed

Librem 5 "Birch" batch was supposed to be shipping from 29 October to 26 November. They are now preparing to start shipping this second iteration of the Librem 5 Linux smartphone after early units in this batch were missing a resistor...
  • 15 novembre 2019 à 23:54

WXRC Is The Wayland XR Compositor For VR Headsets

Drew DeVault of Sway/WL-ROOTS notoriety and longtime Wayland developer Simon Ser have started development on WXRC, a new Wayland compositor...
  • 15 novembre 2019 à 23:25

Purism Outlines Librem 5 Software Work During October - Including Battery / Thermal

Purism has finally published their blog post outlining the software work they accomplished during October on bringing up the Librem 5 smartphone...
  • 15 novembre 2019 à 20:47

OnLogic Karbon 700: Passively-Cooled, Up To 8 Core / 16 Thread Industrial & Rugged PC

OnLogic (formerly known as Logic Supply until a recent rebranding) announced the Karbon 700 back in August as a durable Linux-friendly computer largely intended for industrial applications but nothing prevents the user from using it as a passively, well-built desktop PC either. OnLogic recently sent over the Karbon 700 and it's been working out very well even with passively cooling an Intel Xeon eight-core / sixteen-thread processor, 16GB of RAM, 512GB NVMe storage, and more.
  • 15 novembre 2019 à 18:40

Android-x86 9.0 Nearing Release - RC1 Brings Experimental Vulkan, Text-Based Installer

While Android 10 is the latest release of Google's mobile operating system, the downstream Android-x86 has been on the Android 8 "Oreo" series for stable while now the first release candidate of Android-x86 9.0 is available for testing...
  • 15 novembre 2019 à 17:09

Linux 5.5 To Finally Kill The Async Block Cipher API In Favor Of SKCIPHER

The crypto code within the Linux kernel for the upcoming 5.5 cycle finishes converting the drivers to making full use of the four-year-old SKCIPHER interface so that the old ABLKCIPHER code can be removed...
  • 15 novembre 2019 à 16:45

Intel Spins Up Latest Graphics Compiler + Compute Runtime With Ice/Tiger Lake Work

The Intel developers working on their open-source compute run-time this morning released a new version as they continue making improvements to their Gen11 Ice Lake support as well as further bringing up the Gen12/Xe Tiger Lake support...
  • 15 novembre 2019 à 14:20

Experimental Work Allows DXVK To Be Natively Used For Direct3D 11 On Linux

The DXVK Direct3D 10/11 over Vulkan implementation to date has been built as a Windows library run under Wine along with the game/software being rendered for converting the calls to Vulkan for execution by the host drivers. There is now experimental work for building DXVK as a native Linux library for converting D3D10/D3D11 calls to Vulkan outside of Wine...
  • 15 novembre 2019 à 13:41

OpenWrt 19.07 RC Offers WPA3 Configuration Support, All Targets On Same Kernel Version

OpenWrt 19.07 is on the way as the next feature release to this router/network focused Linux distribution that remains quite popular with hobbyists...
  • 15 novembre 2019 à 13:32