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Intel MKL-DNN Deep Neural Network Library Benchmarks On Xeon & EPYC

Ned, 10/06/2019 - 12:24
This week Intel released MKL-DNN 1.1 as their open-source deep learning library. They also rebranded the software project as the "Deep Neural Network Library" (DNNL) though its focus remains the same. I ran some initial benchmarks on MKL-DNN/DNNL 1.1 on AMD EPYC and Intel Xeon hardware for reference...

KDE Kicked Off October With Dolphin Improvements, Continued HiDPI Work

Ned, 10/06/2019 - 12:04
KDE developers spent the first week of October working on improvements to their Dolphin file manager, seemingly never-ending work on HiDPI support, and a variety of other enhancements for this leading open-source desktop...

GTK4 Now Allows More Efficient Usage With Its Vulkan Renderer

Ned, 10/06/2019 - 05:03
This week the GTK 4.0 development code picked up support for making use of the VK_KHR_incremental_present extension with its Vulkan renderer in order to allow much more efficient behavior...

Radeon RADV "ACO" Performance On Mesa 19.3 Looking Good

Ned, 10/06/2019 - 01:17
With the ACO shader compiler back-end merged for Mesa 19.3 as of mid-September and more improvements merged since then, it's now very easy to try out this alternative to AMD's longstanding AMDGPU LLVM compiler back-end. ACO, which is developed by Valve and their contractors outside of AMD, is looking quite good not only for quicker shader compilation (more punctual game load times) but also helping the performance of some Vulkan-powered games. Here are our latest ACO benchmarks.

DAV1D vs. LIBGAV1 Performance - Benchmarking Google's New AV1 Video Decoder

Sob, 10/05/2019 - 20:13
With the surprise code drop of Google developing a new open-source AV1 video decoder as "libgav1", I set out this Saturday to run benchmarks on various systems for seeing how the performance is looking for this CPU-based decoder in relation to the more well known DAV1D decoder...

"LIBOUTPUT" Proposed As New Library For Helping To Bring Up New Compositors & More

Sob, 10/05/2019 - 19:51
Coming out of informal discussions from this week's X.Org Developers Conference in Montreal, a "liboutput" library has been proposed as a theoretical new library for helping to bring up Wayland compositors, X11 window managers, and anything else wanting to interface with DRM/KMS kernel interfaces...

Google Uncovers CPU Bug For Geminilake, Affecting At Least Firefox & Chrome

Sob, 10/05/2019 - 15:48
We were alerted this morning to a CPU bug resulting in crashes for Intel Geminilake processors. At least Chrome and Firefox are affected but sounds like other software may be affected too, just that Google has enough engineering resources for investigating the issue...

Radeon ROCm 2.9 Released With New "RALI" Library, rocTX

Sob, 10/05/2019 - 14:26
Just one week after the release of Radeon Open Compute 2.8, AMD has now released ROCm 2.9 as the newest feature release for this open-source GPU Linux compute stack for Radeon hardware...

Ubuntu Desktop ZFS Install Support Lands In Ubiquity Installer

Sob, 10/05/2019 - 13:05
With less than two weeks to go until the Ubuntu 19.10 release, on Friday the experimental ZFS root file-system install support was merged into the Ubuntu desktop "Ubiquity" installer...

Intel OpenCL Stack Updated Against LLVM/Clang 9.0

Sob, 10/05/2019 - 12:15
Intel's open-source crew on Friday released version 19.39.14278 of their compute/OpenCL runtime...

Google Has Been Developing "libgav1" As New AV1 Decoder

Sob, 10/05/2019 - 11:59
While there exists DAV1D as one of the most promising AV1 decoders to date, Google has been developing libgav1 as its own AV1 decoder and focused on Arm-powered Android devices but also x86_64 desktop CPUs as well...

Zink's OpenGL Over Vulkan Implementation Aiming For Mesa 19.3 Integration

Sob, 10/05/2019 - 05:18
For the past year "Zink" has been in development as the OpenGL API implemented over Vulkan and done as a Gallium3D driver. That code by Collabora's Erik Faye-Lund will likely be merged to Mesa 19.3 in the coming weeks...

AMDGPU Performance In Linux 5.4 Is Now Faster With "Bulk Moves" Landed

Sob, 10/05/2019 - 00:42
Linux 5.4 is already exciting with its many new features and changes but was made even more so on Friday night with the honoring of the latest DRM fixes pull request that includes the "fix" of enabling LRU bulk moves for the AMDGPU DRM driver!..

DXVK 1.4.2 Released With Fix For Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered

Pet, 10/04/2019 - 22:48
DXVK 1.4.2 is out as another weekly update to this Direct3D 11 over Vulkan translation library used by Wine / Proton for accelerating Windows games on Linux...

It Looks Like HDMI FreeSync/VRR For Linux + Wayland Support Will Eventually Come For AMD

Pet, 10/04/2019 - 17:57
AMD provided an update on their Linux FreeSync/Adaptive-Sync support at this week's X.Org Developers Conference event in Montreal. There's good news both for HDMI and Wayland Linux users with Radeon graphics...

Blender 2.80 & LuxCoreRender Performance With NVIDIA RTX SUPER Comparison

Pet, 10/04/2019 - 16:11
Complementing the 18-way NVIDIA GPU compute comparison from earlier this week with now having our hands on the RTX 2060/2070/2080 SUPER graphics cards, this round of NVIDIA Linux testing is looking at the Blender 2.80 and LuxCoreRender 2.1/2.2 performance for these popular rendering programs that offer CUDA acceleration.

The ACO Radeon Compiler Alternative To AMDGPU LLVM Looks Good But Work Isn't Done Yet

Pet, 10/04/2019 - 14:46
In addition to Intel announcing their work on the new "IBC" compiler back-end for their OpenGL/Vulkan drivers, the developers working on the Radeon "ACO" in cooperation with Valve were presenting the latest work on their compiler back-end at this week's XDC 2019 event in Canada...

Logitech Gaming Keyboards Getting A New Driver With Linux 5.5

Pet, 10/04/2019 - 12:33
The Logitech G15 keyboards and related gaming keyboards from the company are seeing a new open-source driver queued ahead of the Linux 5.5 kernel cycle...

Linux Returns To Parallel CPU Microcode Updates To Reduce Cloud Disruption

Pet, 10/04/2019 - 12:12
Following the Spectre mitigations coming to light last year, the late microcode update process for CPUs was serialized. However, this has led to complaints from cloud vendors and other customers with large core count servers where downtime/disruptions need to be minimal. So now the CPU microcode update process is being parallelized again...

Systemd Starts Tapping ChromeOS For USB Devices That Support Auto-Suspend Well

Pet, 10/04/2019 - 11:38
Systemd has begun harvesting the automatic suspend rules from ChromeOS for determining which USB devices support automatic suspend well out-of-the-box on Linux...