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Open-Source OpenCL Adoption Is Sadly An Issue In 2017

Fri, 22/09/2017 - 1:34pm
While most of the talks that take place at the annual X.Org Developers' Conference are around the exciting progress being made across the Linux graphics landscape, at XDC2017 taking place this week at Google, the open-source GPGPU / compute talk is rather the let down due to the less than desirable state of the open-source OpenCL ecosystem...

VIA Graphics & Other Vintage GPUs Still Interest At Least One Developer In 2017

Fri, 22/09/2017 - 12:42pm
Kevin Brace, the sole active developer left working on the OpenChrome driver stack for VIA x86 graphics, presented yesterday at XDC2017 about his work on this driver and how in the years to come he still hopes to work on other vintage GPU support...

Heterogeneous Memory Management Made It For Linux 4.14

Fri, 22/09/2017 - 10:24am
While busy covering the many new features of Linux 4.14, one important change slipped by that I have long been waiting to see merged: Heterogeneous Memory Management...

Java JDK 9 Finally Reaches General Availability

Fri, 22/09/2017 - 10:13am
Java 9 (JDK 9) has finally reached general availability! Following setbacks, Java 9 is officially available as well as Java EE 8...

A Set Of BFQ Improvements Ready For Testing

Fri, 22/09/2017 - 10:01am
Recently I wrote about a BFQ regression fix that should take care of a problem spotted in our recent I/O scheduler Linux 4.13 benchmarks while now that work has yielded a set of four patches working to improve this recently-merged scheduler...

Mesa 17.1.10 Is Being Prepped As The Final 17.1 Update

Fri, 22/09/2017 - 12:34am
J.A. Suarez Romero of Igalia is preparing Mesa 17.1.10 as the final point release for the Mesa 17.1 release stream...

Fedora 27 Beta Hit By A Second Delay

Thu, 21/09/2017 - 9:30pm
Last week it was decided to delay the Fedora 27 beta due to bugs while this week they've been forced to delay the release a second time...

Intel's Linux Driver & Mesa Have Hit Amazing Milestones This Year

Thu, 21/09/2017 - 8:09pm
Kaveh Nasri, the manager of Intel's Mesa driver team within the Open-Source Technology Center since 2011, spoke this morning at XDC2017 about the accomplishments of his team and more broadly the Mesa community. Particularly over the past year there has been amazing milestones accomplished for this open-source driver stack...

Unreal Engine 4.18 Preview 1 Is Ready For Game Developers

Thu, 21/09/2017 - 6:44pm
Besides the CryENGINE 5.4 release happening today, Epic Games has made public their first preview release of the upcoming Unreal Engine 4.18...

The State Of The VC4 Driver Stack, Early Work On VC5

Thu, 21/09/2017 - 6:37pm
Eric Anholt of Broadcom just finished presenting at XDC2017 Mountain View on the state of the VC4 driver stack most notably used by the Raspberry Pi devices. Additionally, he also shared about his early work on the VC5 driver for next-generation Broadcom graphics...

NVIDIA 384.90 Linux Driver Brings Fixes, Quadro P5200 Support

Thu, 21/09/2017 - 4:15pm
One day after releasing updated GeForce Linux legacy drivers, NVIDIA is now out with an update to their long-lived 384 branch...

CryENGINE 5.4 Now Available With Vulkan Beta Support

Thu, 21/09/2017 - 3:17pm
Crytek today has shipped the exciting CryENGINE 5.4 game engine update...

Noctua NH-U9 TR4-SP3: Keeping Threadripper Running Happy With Air Cooling

Thu, 21/09/2017 - 2:48pm
We recently looked at several Noctua cooler options for Intel's Core X-Series while today the tables have turned and we tried out Noctua's TR4-SP3 heatsink that is capable of cooling the high-Wattage Threadripper and EPYC processors with air cooling.

PostgreSQL 10 Release Candidate 1 Arrives

Thu, 21/09/2017 - 1:24pm
The first release candidate of PostgreSQL 10.0 is now available for testing...

NVIDIA Continues Prepping The Linux Desktop Stack For HDR Display Support

Thu, 21/09/2017 - 10:59am
Besides working on the new Unix device memory allocator project, they have also been engaged with upstream open-source Linux developers over preparing the Linux desktop for HDR display support...

Beignet OpenCL Now Supports LLVM 5.0

Thu, 21/09/2017 - 10:37am
For those making use of Beignet for Intel graphics OpenCL acceleration on Linux, it finally has added support for LLVM 5.0...

Intel Preps Their First Batch Of Graphics Changes For Linux 4.15

Thu, 21/09/2017 - 10:19am
The first batch of drm-intel-next changes are ready to be queued in DRM-Next as feature work for eventually merging to mainline come the Linux 4.15 merge window...

Valve Is Collaborating On GPUVis For Tuning Radeon Linux VR Performance

Thu, 21/09/2017 - 10:04am
One of the many interesting talks at yesterday's XDC2017 conference was Valve's Pierre-Loup Griffais talking about GPUVis...

Intel Unleashes Clear Containers 3.0, Written In Go

Thu, 21/09/2017 - 10:00am
Intel's Clear Linux team has rolled out their Clear Containers 3.0 technology...

Mesa Sees An Initial Meson Build System Port

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 11:33pm
A few months ago was a vibrant discussion about a Meson proposal for libdrm/Mesa while today the initial patches were posted in bringing a possible Meson build system port for Mesa...