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AFS File-System Driver Overhauled For Linux 4.15

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 5:15pm
Red Hat developers have been working on an overhaul of the AFS file-system's kernel driver for the just-opened Linux 4.15 kernel merge window...

Btrfs For Linux 4.15 Picks Up Compression Improvements, Continued Optimizations

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 4:30pm
David Sterba of SUSE has submitted the Btrfs file-system feature changes queued for the Linux 4.15 kernel...

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for ARM Hits General Availability

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 3:16pm
Red Hat now considers their ARM support on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL7) to be supported under general availability "GA" terms...

AMD Rolls Out ROCm 1.7 Platform For Supercomputing 17

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 2:56pm
AMD has unveiled the Radeon Open Compute platform (ROCm) 1.7 release as part of their wares at this week's Supercomputing 17 (SC17) conference in Denver...

Mono Developing A New .NET Interpreter

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 2:43pm
Miguel de Icaza has announced the latest big project with Mono: a new .NET interpreter...

Quantum-ized Firefox 57 Ready For Download

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 1:15pm
Firefox 57.0 is being officially released this week and its stable download is now available...

AMD EPYC SEV, Intel UMIP & More AVX-512 Support Heading To Linux 4.15

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 11:28am
In the x86 realm for linux 4.15 are many exciting feature improvements for newer/future Intel and AMD CPUs...

We Are Likely To See More Vulkan Driver Fixes From Feral

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 10:54am
Feral developer Alex Smith is requesting commit rights to the Mesa code-base...

PHP 7.2 Benchmarks, Performance Of PHP 5.3 To PHP 7.2 On AMD EPYC

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 10:38am
With PHP 7.2 due for release before month's end and the final release candidate (RC6) already available that in essence is very close to the final build, here are some fresh benchmarks from PHP 5.3 through PHP 7.2 RC6 while using an AMD EPYC Tyan server...

GNU Linux-libre 4.14-gnu Released, Still A Battle Deblobbing Driver Firmware

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 10:28am
The Free Software Foundation Latin America team are once again punctual in delivering their updated GNU Linux-libre kernel...

EXT4 In Linux 4.15 Gets Online Resizing When Using Bigalloc, Corruption Fixes

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 10:15am
Ted Ts'o was quick to send in the EXT4 file-system and fscrypt file-system encryption framework changes for the just-opened Linux 4.15 merge window...

AMD Zen Temperature Monitoring Queued For Linux 4.15

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 12:40am
We've been expecting it to happen for weeks while indeed the hwmon pull request was indeed sent in today exposing AMD Ryzen / Threadripper / EPYC temperature reporting on Linux...

Linux 4.14 Kernel Officially Released

Sun, 12/11/2017 - 8:08pm
The Linux 4.14 kernel is now official!..

KDE Frameworks 5.40 Brings Kirigami Improvements, Wayland Foreign Protocol

Sun, 12/11/2017 - 4:09pm
The KDE camp this weekend has released KDE Frameworks 5.40 as their latest feature update to this collection of add-on libraries complementing Qt5...

The Latest In Our Massive Linux Benchmarking Setup - November 2017

Sun, 12/11/2017 - 3:18pm
Two and a half years ago was the start of the continually evolving effort around turning a basement into a big Linux server room and last year having shared a one year redux in the effort but having been late in a second year redux into this effort and how the systems are configured for our Linux/BSD/open-source benchmarking at scale, here is an update.

Intel Icelake CPU Target Patch Published For GCC

Sun, 12/11/2017 - 1:00pm
While it was just days ago Intel got around to posting the patch for introducing -march=cannonlake support for GCC, this weekend they already posted the patch for its successor with the new Icelake target...

Solus Borrows From The Clear Linux Playbook For AVX2-Optimized Gaming

Sun, 12/11/2017 - 12:35pm
One of the approaches Intel's Clear Linux distribution uses for achieving greater performance is by shipping AVX2 (and even now AVX-512) optimized libraries with their OS that are then automatically used if the detected host CPU is AVX equipped. Solus is making use of this approach now for striving for better Linux gaming performance...

PHP 7.2 Is One Step Away From Release

Sun, 12/11/2017 - 12:30pm
This week marked the sixth and final planned release candidate for PHP 7.2...

FFmpeg Lands NVDEC-Accelerated H.264 Decoding

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 8:45pm
NVIDIA has been shifting their focus from VDPAU for GPU-accelerated video decoding to instead the NVIDIA Video Codec SDK that offers NVENC for encoding and NVDEC for video decoding. FFmpeg has landed initial NVDEC support...

12-Way Graphics Card OpenCL Comparison With AMDGPU-PRO 17.40 ROCm, NVIDIA 384.98

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 5:00pm
With the recent testing of the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti being our new graphics card up for Linux benchmarking as well as having a new NVIDIA Linux graphics driver release, hare are OpenCL benchmarks of 12 graphics cards using the latest AMDGPU-PRO 17.40 and NVIDIA 384.98 Linux drivers on Ubuntu x86_64.