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Initial Benchmarks Of The AMD EPYC 7601 On Ubuntu Linux

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 7:00pm
Last week we received the AMD EPYC 7601 32 core / 64 thread processor for testing at Phoronix with the Tyan Transport SX TN70A-B8026 2U server. Since then I've had the pleasure of putting this Zen server processor through its paces. I am still early in the testing process with many more interesting benchmarks to come, but today are some initial numbers of the AMD EPYC 7601 compared to various Intel Xeon CPUs while running Ubuntu Linux.

Librem 5 Smartphone Now Plans To Ship With KDE Plasma

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 2:00pm
There's a big shift in course for Purism's proposed Librem 5 smartphone, what was originally proposed as a GNU/Linux smartphone running GNOME and HTML5 Web Apps will now be working on KDE Plasma Mobile support...

R600 Gallium3D To End Code Sharing With RadeonSI Driver

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 1:19pm
While the R600g and RadeonSI drivers are two distinct Gallium3D drivers for R600 (HD 2000) through Northern Islands (HD 6000) and GCN and newer, respectively, they have up until now shared some code via gallium/radeon. But that will now be ending...

Cairo Adds Support For OpenGL ES 3.0

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 12:53pm
The Cairo 2D vector graphics library used by GTK, Firefox, WebKit, and many other programs finally has an OpenGL ES 3.0 back-end merged...

KDE Plasma 5.11 Rolls Into Beta With New System Settings, Better Wayland Support

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 11:08am
The beta is now available of the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.11. There have been many changes baking for the Plasma 5.11 milestone...

Red Hat Planning Fresh Work On Linux Battery Life, Testers Needed

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 10:20am
Hans de Goede's latest assignment at Red Hat is working to improve Linux laptop battery life...

Steam Should Now Have Lower CPU Usage In The Background, DPI Scaling

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 9:52am
Valve pushed out a new Steam beta overnight and it's a bit heavier on the feature side...

BlueZ 5.47 Released, Working On Bluetooth 5.0 Support & More

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 9:27am
BlueZ 5.47 has been released as the latest user-space components to the Linux Bluetooth stack...

AGESA 1.0.0.6b Might Fix The Ryzen Linux Performance Marginality Problem

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 12:22am
Motherboard vendors have begun pushing out BIOS updates for Ryzen motherboards using the AMD AGESA 1.0.0.6b revision and it's reported that it does resolve the "Performance Marginality Problem" affecting early Ryzen Linux customers...

CentOS 7.4 Now Available (CentOS Linux 7 1708)

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 9:08pm
For those waiting on the CentOS rebuild of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4, it's now available...

A Fresh Kernel Spin For Those Wanting To Use RX Vega On Linux Or AMDGPU DC

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 6:42pm
For those running Ubuntu/Debian and wanting a kernel with the very latest AMDGPU DRM support along with the very bleeding edge DC display code patches, I've done a fresh spin today in preparation for my latest RadeonSI/RADV Vega benchmarking...

HAMMER2 Is Looking & Performing Good As The Future DragonFlyBSD File-System

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 4:06pm
With this week DragonFlyBSD seeing HAMMER2 support added to the installer in preparation for this file-system being an option in the next DragonFly release due out in a few weeks, I've been testing out the state of this HAMMER file-system successor as well as running some benchmarks.

Enlightenment 22 Alpha Strikes With Better Wayland Support, Meson Build System

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 3:24pm
Enlightenment 0.22 is now available in alpha form with a variety of improvements, including continued progress on Wayland...

Oracle Punts Java EE To The Eclipse Foundation

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 3:07pm
Since last month's announcement by Oracle that they were essentially looking to offload Java EE to a new foundation, that new steward has now been named...

SilverStone Case Storage Series CS350

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 2:43pm
While we have tested dozens of SilverStone computer cases over the years at Phoronix, they have generally been phenomenal desktop cases, but not until now have we had a chance to see what innovations the company can drive into server/workstation-focused 4U enclosures. In this article is a look at the SilverStone Case Storage Series CS350.

GNOME 3.26 Released

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 1:46pm
GNOME 3.26 "Manchester" has been officially released...

F2FS In Linux 4.14 Gets Better Tuning For Android

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 10:39am
Jaegeuk Kim has submitted the F2FS Flash-Friendly File-System updates for the Linux 4.14 kernel merge window...

BFQ Gets Another Notable Responsiveness Fix

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 10:24am
In addition to the BFQ improvements already staged for Linux 4.14, it looks like another fix will be on the way...

Google's Fuchsia OS Magenta Becomes Zircon

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 10:16am
For those looking to follow the development of Google's Fuchsia operating system that is written from scratch, it's low-level Magenta core has been renamed to Zircon...

Qt 5.10 Alpha Now Available

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 10:08am
It's arriving a bit late but the first alpha release of Qt 5.10 is now available for testing...