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Valve's ACO AMD Shader Compiler Now Can Handle Vertex Shaders

Tor, 07/30/2019 - 11:09
Valve's interesting ACO shader compiler alternative to AMDGPU LLVM currently for the RADV Vulkan driver as well as for RadeonSI OpenGL in the future now can handle vertex shaders...

Linux's KVM Sees Patches For RISC-V Support

Tor, 07/30/2019 - 08:18
In continuation of the article last week how the RISC-V Linux kernel support has been maturing and various missing gaps filled in, another feature just arrived in patch form: support for KVM virtualization...

RadeonSI Gallium3D Gets Wired For Compute-Only Arcturus To Handle Video Decode

Tor, 07/30/2019 - 05:57
In addition to new patches coming out on Monday for addressing power management with AMD's unreleased "Arcturus" GPU, a set of Mesa patches were merged for adding RadeonSI Gallium3D driver support...

LLVM 9.0-RC1 Arrives For Testing

Tor, 07/30/2019 - 05:01
While LLVM 9.0 was branched nearly two weeks ago and it was anticipated that the release candidate would immediately follow, only yesterday did 9.0-RC1 materialize...

AMD's Linux Driver Gets Power Management In Order For Unreleased "Arcturus" GPU

Pon, 07/29/2019 - 22:03
Earlier this month AMD's Linux driver team sent out their initial open-source patches bringing up the "Arcturus" GPU as a new Vega family product. Today a second batch of patches adding in two thousand more lines of Linux kernel driver code were sent out...

NVIDIA 430.40 Linux Driver Released With RTX 2080 SUPER Support, RTX 3000 Max-Q

Pon, 07/29/2019 - 18:27
NVIDIA's Unix/Linux graphics driver team has kicked off a new week by introducing the 430.40 long-lived driver release...

Radeon RX 5700 / RX 5700 XT Linux Gaming Performance With AMDGPU 5.3 + Mesa 19.2-devel

Pon, 07/29/2019 - 17:08
Now that the flow of initial Navi fixes and optimizations has settled down for both the AMDGPU DRM kernel driver and the Mesa RADV/RadeonSI user-space driver components, here is a look at AMD Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT graphics card performance on Ubuntu Linux at the end of July, now three weeks after these 7nm graphics cards first shipped.

Purism Finally Announces The Firmed Up Specifications For The Librem 5 Smartphone

Pon, 07/29/2019 - 16:00
It still remains to be seen if Purism will be able to ship the Librem 5 Linux smartphone this quarter as is their current revised target, but at least today they are publishing the finalized specifications for the phone's hardware...

Vulkan 1.1.117 Adds Line Rasterization - Helping Out CAD Applications & More

Pon, 07/29/2019 - 15:39
In addition to the release of OpenXR 1.0 for kicking off SIGGRAPH 2019 week, The Khronos Group has released Vulkan 1.1.117 as a fairly notable update to this high-performance graphics API...

Khronos Officially Releases OpenXR 1.0

Pon, 07/29/2019 - 14:15
Back during the Game Developers Conference was the release of the OpenXR provisional specification by The Khronos Group while today for SIGGRAPH they have formally announced OpenXR 1.0...

AMDVLK 2019.Q3.3 Released With More Navi Performance Tuning, Vulkan Extensions

Pon, 07/29/2019 - 12:37
Two weeks after AMDVLK received initial Navi 10 support, another release of this official open-source AMD Radeon Vulkan Linux driver is now available. With this 2019.Q3.3 release there is performance optimizations for Navi as well as some new extensions...

TurboSched Is A New Linux Scheduler Focused On Maximizing Turbo Frequency Usage

Pon, 07/29/2019 - 12:09
TurboSched is a new Linux kernel scheduler that's been in development by IBM for maximizing use of turbo frequencies for the longest possible periods of time. Rather than this scheduler trying to balance the load across all available CPU cores, it tries to keep the priority tasks on a select group of cores while aiming to keep the other cores idle in order to allow for the power allowance to be used by those few turbo-capable cores with the high priority work...

PyPy JIT Now Running Well On 64-Bit ARM For Faster Performance

Pon, 07/29/2019 - 11:44
Thanks to funding from Arm Holdings and Crossbar, the PyPy folks working on their speedy Python JIT implementation have extended it to support 64-bit ARM (AArch64) with compelling performance results...

Radeon GPU Profiler 1.6 Released With Navi/RDNA Support

Pon, 07/29/2019 - 11:31
AMD's GPUOpen development team has kicked off the new week by releasing Radeon GPU Profiler 1.6, their open-source and cross-platform GPU profiling and analysis utility. With Radeon GPU Profiler 1.6 comes support for gathering insights on AMD Radeon RX 5000 "Navi" graphics processors...

Latte Dock 0.9 Brings Better Settings, Layout Enhancements

Pon, 07/29/2019 - 00:15
After being in development the past year and in beta the past few weeks, Latte Dock 0.9 is now officially out as this KDE-aligned desktop dock...

Linux 5.3-rc2 Comes In As Reasonably Large Following The Big Merge Window

Ned, 07/28/2019 - 21:35
Linus Torvalds just released Linux 5.3-rc2 and sums it up as a "reasonably large rc2 to go with a fairly large merge window."..

GNOME's Pango 1.44 Released With Many Text Rendering Improvements

Ned, 07/28/2019 - 14:46
GNOME's Pango text layout and rendering library is now in much better shape with the brand new 1.44 release following receiving some attention by Red Hat's developer team...

Linux 5.4 To Support The Buttons On Newer Microsoft Surface Laptops

Ned, 07/28/2019 - 14:16
Coming for the Linux 5.4 cycle later this year will be support for the buttons on newer Microsoft Surface devices...

EROFS-Utils Adds LZ4 Compression Bits, Finally Has A README

Ned, 07/28/2019 - 12:01
While initially the user-space utility for Huawei's EROFS file-system was not publicly available, it came last November and this past April they began rewriting these EROFS user-space bits. Fortunately, since then they have done a better job of keeping EROFS-utils up-to-date against their latest kernel module changes for this read-only file-system...

Linux's 32-Bit Kernel Has Been Buggy Since Being Mitigated For Meltdown

Ned, 07/28/2019 - 11:37
Whether you like it or not, the Linux kernel's x86 32-bit support has already begun suffering some minor forms of bit rot. Most kernel developers are no longer actively testing x86-32 and distribution vendors are beginning to drop 32-bit support. The latest example of x86 32-bit's effectively demoted state is some buggy undefined behavior functionality living within the mainline kernel for the past year since the Meltdown mitigations landed...
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