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AMD Ryzen 9 3900X Linux Memory Scaling Performance

Tor, 07/09/2019 - 23:40
For those wondering if upgrading your RAM to higher frequency DIMMs is worthwhile when moving to AMD X570 and a new Zen 2 processor like the Ryzen 9 3900X, here are some reference benchmarks at different frequencies while maintaining the same timings.

Samba 4.11-RC1 Released With Scalability Improvements, Disables SMB1 By Default

Tor, 07/09/2019 - 20:50
The first release candidate of Samba 4.11 is now available while Samba 4.12 begins development on Git master...

FreeBSD 11.3 Officially Released With Random Improvements, Updated Components

Tor, 07/09/2019 - 18:36
While FreeBSD 12 is the latest and greatest FreeBSD release, FreeBSD 11.3 is now available as the newest for those sticking to the former series...

Radeon ROCm 2.6 Released - Without Navi Support But Adds BFloat16 & Other Features

Tor, 07/09/2019 - 18:09
ROCm 2.6 was released overnight and when initially seeing this new Radeon Open Compute support come right after the Radeon RX 5700/5700XT launch, I was hopeful it would bring Navi support but sadly there are no signs of it in this release. But at least ROCm 2.6 is bringing other features...

NVIDIA 430.34 Linux Driver Brings SUPER Support

Tor, 07/09/2019 - 17:00
NVIDIA today issued the 430.34 Linux driver as their newest update in the 430 stable series...

Firefox 68 Released With JavaScript BigInt Support, Good WebRender Linux Performance

Tor, 07/09/2019 - 16:17
Mozilla rolled out Firefox 68.0 as the newest version of their web-browser...

Linux's Thunderbolt Manager Bolt 0.8 Adds IOMMU Protection

Tor, 07/09/2019 - 15:44
Bolt, the Red Hat led project for managing Thunderbolt devices on Linux and their security, is out with their version 0.8 update to introduce better security for the growing number of Thunderbolt devices...

D9VK 0.13 Brings Fixed Function Support, Other Features & Better Performance

Tor, 07/09/2019 - 15:28
D9VK 0.13 is now available as the newest release of this project mapping Direct3D 9 atop Vulkan for accelerated Windows gaming on Linux...

IBM Completes Its Acquisition Of Red Hat

Tor, 07/09/2019 - 13:45
After announcing the deal last October, IBM today closed on its acquisition of Red Hat...

RADV Vulkan Driver Continues Further Refining Its Radeon RX 5700 "Navi" Support

Tor, 07/09/2019 - 13:30
Back on 7 July, the open-source Mesa RADV Vulkan driver managed to deliver launch-day Navi support for these new 7nm GPUs. That first-cut support for this "community" open-source driver was working but various optimizations and features lacking. The developers at Valve, Red Hat, and Google have continued refining this Navi/GFX10 support for RADV...

Mesa 19.1.2 Released - Led By Intel & Radeon Vulkan Driver Fixes

Tor, 07/09/2019 - 12:00
For those riding the Mesa 19.1 stable release train, Mesa 19.1.2 is now available as the second point release to this quarterly update to this collection of open-source OpenGL/Vulkan drivers for the Linux desktop...

Linux 5.3 Lands Support For Tracking AVX-512 Usage

Tor, 07/09/2019 - 10:46
After being delayed from earlier kernel cycles, Linux 5.3 will allow for tracking the last time a process made use of AVX-512 in order for user-space schedulers to provide better task placement...

LLVM's RISC-V Compiler Back-End Looks To Go Official For 9.0 Release

Tor, 07/09/2019 - 09:50
LLVM's RISC-V CPU back-end has made immense progress over the past few years and now for the LLVM 9.0 release due out at the end of August or early September could become official...

Radeon Graphics, Zombieload & Kernel Changes Intrigued Open-Source Fans In H1-2019

Tor, 07/09/2019 - 07:58
During H1'2019 on Phoronix.com were 1,766 original news articles and 130 original Linux hardware reviews / featured benchmark multi-page articles. Here is a look back at the most popular articles during the first half of the year on Phoronix...

Linux 5.3 Ready To Support Linux Guests On ACRN

Tor, 07/09/2019 - 05:03
Back in March 2019 when Intel announced Sound Open Firmware, they also announced ACRN as a small footprint hypervisor intended for real-time and safety-critical use-cases. Now with Linux 5.3 this IoT-focused hypervisor can handle Linux guests on the ACRN hypervisor...

GCC 9 Is Now The Default System Compiler Of Ubuntu 19.10

Tor, 07/09/2019 - 00:58
As a change we had been expecting this cycle, Ubuntu 19.10 has upgraded to GCC 9 as the default system compiler over GCC 8...

Linux 5.3 Adds Support For Intel Multi-Die CPU Topology

Pon, 07/08/2019 - 22:35
Intel's patches for supporting the multi-die topology of Cascadelake-AP processors is now going into the Linux 5.3 kernel...

Vulkan 1.1.114 Released With Image-Less Framebuffer Support

Pon, 07/08/2019 - 20:29
Vulkan 1.1.114 is another weekly update to the Vulkan graphics API specification... With this update does come a new extension of some interest...

Benchmarking Valve's RADV+ACO Yields Fastest Open-Source Radeon Vulkan Driver

Pon, 07/08/2019 - 17:30
Last week Valve formally announced their new Radeon shader compiler for AMD's open-source Linux graphics drivers. At this stage it's an out-of-tree solution providing generally faster performance to the Mesa RADV Vulkan driver over the current AMDGPU LLVM shader compiler but they also have ambitions of wiring it up to the RadeonSI OpenGL driver once mature too, assuming AMD's developers are willing to make use of this new compiler code. For those wondering about the Vulkan performance, here are our independent benchmarks of the current Mesa 19.2 RADV performance with the LLVM shader compiler compared to Valve's new "ACO" compiler back-end and then also using AMD's official AMDVLK reference driver that is also leveraging LLVM.

GNU Linux-libre 5.2-gnu Blesses Sound Open Firmware, Cleans Other Drivers

Pon, 07/08/2019 - 16:00
Following last night's Linux 5.2 kernel release, the GNU folks maintaining their GNU Linux-libre off-shoot that de-blobs the kernel of being able to load binary-only firmware/microcode files or the ability to load binary-only kernel modules is out with their re-based kernel...