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Vulkan 1.3.213 Released With Minor Ray-Tracing Update, Other New Extensions

Tor, 05/10/2022 - 18:19
Vulkan 1.3.213 is out today that on top of the usual specification clarifications/corrections are also four new extensions, including VK_KHR_ray_tracing_maintenance1...

MIPS Claims "Best-In-Class Performance" With New RISC-V eVocore CPUs

Tor, 05/10/2022 - 17:20
MIPS Tech is no longer working on their MIPS CPU instruction set architecture but has been taking on RISC-V based designs. Today the company made the bold announcement for their new eVocore P8700 and I8500 multiprocessor IP cores that they offer "Best-In-Class Performance and Scalability."..

Intel Kicks Off Vision 2022 With Habana Gaudi 2, Greco, 12th Gen Core HX, IPUs

Tor, 05/10/2022 - 15:10
Intel is kicking off their inaugural "Intel Vision" event today in Texas by making several prominent hardware and software announcements.

AMD Launches The Radeon RX 6650 XT / RX 6750 XT / RX 6950 XT

Tor, 05/10/2022 - 14:00
AMD today is launching the "refined" AMD Radeon RX 6000 series graphics card line-up with new 2022 models being the RX 6650 XT, RX 6750 XT, and RX 6950 XT graphics cards.

Fedora 36 Is A Terrific Release Especially For Linux Enthusiasts, Power Users

Tor, 05/10/2022 - 12:54
Fedora 36 is releasing this morning as what is yet another release in recent times of being a very robust and bleeding-edge yet stable and reliable Linux distribution. I've already been running Fedora Workstation 36 and Fedora Server 36 snapshots on various systems in my benchmarking lab and this release has proven to be quite solid while adding new features and polish on top of the excellent Fedora 35...

Dbus-Broker 30 Released For High Performance Linux Message Bus

Tor, 05/10/2022 - 12:43
In the absence of the BUS1 in-kernel IPC mechanism that appears stalled that was started after the failed KDBUS effort, Dbus-Broker has been taking off as the high performance, reliability-enhanced Linux message broker in user-space retaining compatibility with the reference D-Bus implementation...

AMD Updates Linux Patches For Lowering Idle Exit Latency

Tor, 05/10/2022 - 12:20
Last month an AMD engineer began posting Linux kernel patches so the kernel prefers the MWAIT instruction over HALT for lowering the CPU idle exit latency. Preferring MWAIT over HALT has been something Intel CPUs on Linux have preferred going back to the Core 2 days and indeed with modern AMD CPUs there is significant advantages to lowering the exit latency in doing so for the idle code. This morning the latest iteration of the work was posted...

Initial AMD GFX11 / RDNA3 Support Lands In Mesa, RADV Prepares For Task Shaders

Tor, 05/10/2022 - 10:49
Overnight some notable open-source AMD Radeon graphics driver code was merged into what will be the Mesa 22.2 release next quarter...

Experimental "UBD" Driver Posted As IO_uring-Based User-Space Block Driver

Tor, 05/10/2022 - 10:28
Ming Lei of Red Hat has published an early implementation of a IO_uring based user-space block driver for Linux...

Intel's ControlFlag 1.2 Released To Use AI To Provide Full Support For Spotting C++ Bugs

Tor, 05/10/2022 - 01:46
Last year Intel open-sourced the ControlFlag project for using machine learning to uncover bugs within code. With today's ControlFlag 1.2 release, C++ is now a fully supported language for this AI-driven project for uncovering bugs within arbitrary code-bases...

Pop!_OS 22.04 Benchmarks On The Threadripper-Powered System76 Thelio Major

Pon, 05/09/2022 - 20:00
At the end of April was the release of System76's Pop!_OS 22.04 based on Ubuntu 22.04 but with a variety of improvements from numerous graphical/desktop enhancements down to other changes like their scheduler work and more. For those currently on Pop!_OS 21.10 and wondering about the performance implications, here are some benchmarks showing the performance difference on the same hardware.

Microsoft Issues First Production Release Of Its CBL-Mariner 2.0 Linux Distribution

Pon, 05/09/2022 - 18:53
Made public last year by Microsoft was CBL-Mariner 1.0 as its internal Linux distribution used for selective purposes from Azure to WSL. This Microsoft "Common Base Linux" distribution has worked well for their internal needs while continuing to make roughly monthly public updates to its 1.0 branch. Today CBL-Mariner 2.0 marks its first production release...

FUSE Patch Allows Non-Extending, Parallel Direct Writes For Better Performance

Pon, 05/09/2022 - 17:14
For those making use of FUSE user-space file-system capabilities, developer Dharmendra Singh has posted a patch to allow for non-extending parallel direct writes. In turn for threaded write scenarios this can mean a huge boost to performance...

Improved Vulkan Profiling Support For Raspberry Pi's V3DV Driver

Pon, 05/09/2022 - 15:00
Merged today into Mesa 22.2 for Raspberry Pi's "V3DV" Vulkan driver is VK_KHR_pipeline_executable_properties support with this extension being used by the likes of RenderDoc for providing more insightful information when profiling Vulkan games and applications...

Apple M1 Mesa Code Begins To Run glmark2

Pon, 05/09/2022 - 12:57
While the Apple M1 Linux support is off to a great start and using Asahi Linux is offering good CPU performance and most functionality working to at least some degree, the biggest blocker remaining is getting the Apple M1 3D graphics working. The latest progress on that front is the Mesa code working to begin correctly render glmark2, a basic OpenGL / GLES benchmark...

AMD Radeon ProRender Adds Support For Khronos' ANARI

Pon, 05/09/2022 - 11:12
Radeon ProRender as AMD's physically-based rendering engine has added support for The Khronos Group's ANARI analytical rendering interface for 3D data visualizations...

KDE Plasma 5.25's Exciting Improvements For KWin, Continued Wayland Optimizations

Pon, 05/09/2022 - 10:59
With Plasma 5.25 now under a soft feature freeze ahead of its official release next month, KDE developers are focusing on bug fixing as well as talking more about all of the changes they managed to land this cycle...

AMD Zen 4 IBS Extensions Under Review For Linux

Pon, 05/09/2022 - 10:40
Upcoming AMD Zen 4 processors are bringing improvements to their Instruction-Based Sampling (IBS) capabilities that can be utilized by Linux's wonderful perf utility and subsystem...

Linux 5.18-rc6 Released - Linux 5.18 Is Looking "Quite Well-Behaved"

Ned, 05/08/2022 - 22:24
Linus Torvalds just released Linux 5.18-rc6 as the latest weekly release candidate ahead of the Linux 5.18 stable release expected later in May...

Rockchip VOP2 DRM Driver Coming To Linux 5.19 For Display Support With Newer SoCs

Ned, 05/08/2022 - 17:36
In addition to the ASpeed AST2600 DisplayPort support sent in as part of this week's drm-misc-next updates intended for Linux 5.19, another prominent addition worthy of its own article is the Rockchip VOP2 display driver being mainlined...