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POCL Is Working On OpenCL-Over-CUDA With New Backend

1 hour 35 min ago
POCL, the Portable Computing Language project, aiming to provide a portable OpenCL implementation for usage against different CPUs and back-ends, has been working on CUDA support...

Red Hat Is Hiring Another Developer For Open-Source Graphics / GPU Compute

1 hour 53 min ago
Red Hat is looking to hire another developer to specialize in advancing the open-source graphics stack...

GRUB 2.02 Is Ready To Boot Your System

5 hours 9 min ago
It appears that GRUB 2.02 is now ready for release as the first stable update to GRUB2 since the v2.00 release five years ago...

Trying Out Nouveau's Accelerated Pascal Support With DRM-Next, Mesa 17.2-dev

5 hours 46 min ago
One of the many features to look forward to with Linux 4.12 is the Nouveau DRM driver providing initial 3D/accelerated support for GeForce GTX 1050/1060/1070/1080 "Pascal" graphics cards. Here are some benchmarks of this open-source NVIDIA driver support for these latest-generation GPUs compared to the proprietary driver.

Systemd Lands Meson Build System Support

6 hours 29 min ago
Systemd can now be built with the Meson build system as an alternative to its traditional Make support...

PHP 7.2 Planned For Release At The End of November

7 hours 39 min ago
It shouldn't come as too much of a surprise, but the PHP 7.2 release schedule was firmed up earlier this month and is aiming to ship by the end of November...

Kernel Developers Still Discussing Raising Linux's Compiler Requirements

8 hours 56 min ago
Linux kernel developers are still looking to raise the requirements of GCC for building the Linux kernel...

Arca Noae "Blue Lion" Nearing Release, Letting OS/2 Live On

10 hours 4 min ago
For those still having OS/2 software to run or just missing the days of OS/2, the software firm Arca Noae that is run by OS/2 veterans is preparing a new installment of the operating system with blessings from IBM...

Android-x86 6.0-r3 Released, Now Riding On Mesa 17.0.4

10 hours 37 min ago
While earlier this year the future of Android-x86 was questioned, so far the project is moving along and released this week was Android-x86 6.0-r3 as the latest Marshmallow update...

Enlightenment Working On OpenGL-Accelerated Evas Filters

10 hours 46 min ago
An Enlightenment developer has been working on support for accelerating EFL Evas filters with OpenGL shaders...

AMDGPU-PRO 17.10 OpenCL vs. NVIDIA Shows Problems

Tue, 25/04/2017 - 4:00am
Last week I began posting a number of AMD Radeon RX 580 Linux benchmarks but not covered so far has been the OpenCL compute performance considering the Clover-based compute stack isn't good enough for benchmarking and is basically unmaintained these days by AMD. Meanwhile, their ROCm stack is still being brought up and is not yet fully-opened nor optimized yet for performance. Thus for those with desktop cards looking for basic OpenCL support are left with the AMDGPU-PRO hybrid driver with its closed-source OpenCL driver. In this article are some fresh OpenCL benchmarks of AMDGPU-PRO on the RX 580 and other Radeon GPUs compared to NVIDIA with its Linux OpenCL driver.

Panda PAU09 N600 USB WiFi Works Fine With Linux

Mon, 24/04/2017 - 9:00pm
If you are in the market for a dual-band USB WiFi adapter, the Panda PAU09 N600 WiFi adapter works well on modern Linux distributions and will cost you just about $20 USD.

Laptop Power, Boot Times With Ubuntu 17.04

Mon, 24/04/2017 - 7:10pm
A Phoronix Premium reader recently requested some fresh boot time comparisons and power consumption numbers for Intel laptop hardware, so here are some numbers.

Intel Optane Memory Now Available

Mon, 24/04/2017 - 4:21pm
After talking about it for a long time, Intel Optane Memory is now officially available. A 16GB module will cost just $44 USD or $77 for a 32GB capacity...

SRT Video Transport Protocol Open-Sourced

Mon, 24/04/2017 - 4:11pm
In aiming to enhance online video streaming, the SRT video protocol has been open-sourced and an alliance forming around that for low-latency video...

TrueOS 20170424 Stable Update

Mon, 24/04/2017 - 3:32pm
For those wishing to try out the FreeBSD-based desktop-focused TrueOS operating system, formerly known as PC-BSD, there is a new stable release...

Mesa 17.1 RC2 Packs In Over A Dozen More Fixes

Mon, 24/04/2017 - 2:51pm
Emil Velikov has released the second weekly RC release ahead of next month's Mesa 17.1...

61 New Patches Allow OpenGL 4.5 For Radeon RX Vega

Mon, 24/04/2017 - 10:36am
Initial support for Radeon RX Vega support in Mesa landed for Mesa 17.1 at the end of March. However, this initial support was limited to OpenGL 3.1 while now patches have come to take Vega up to OpenGL 4.5...

LLVM Still Working Towards Apache 2.0 Relicensing

Mon, 24/04/2017 - 10:28am
LLVM developers have been wanting to move from their 3-clause BSD-like "LLVM license" to the Apache 2.0 license with exceptions. It's been a while since last hearing about the effort while now a third round of request for comments was issued...

MPV 0.25 Media Player Released With Numerous Changes

Mon, 24/04/2017 - 10:07am
For fans of MPV as the media player forked from MPlayer/MPlayer2, a new release was tagged this weekend...