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    Sure, but then you don't want a relational...

    Sure, but then you don't want a relational database with iterator-based operators, you'll need something that implements batch processing. Take a look at column stores. I'm not aware of any running...
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    I'm pretty sure his suggestion of using GPU...

    I'm pretty sure his suggestion of using GPU memory as an additional cache refers to capacity, not bandwidth.

    Of course there are situations were the DB gets bottlenecked by memory bandwidth. But...
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    We have a winner. In many types of queries,...

    We have a winner.

    In many types of queries, compiling GPU kernels and routing data through your GPU only serves to slow things down even further. GPU accelerated query processing (or even FPGA...
  4. Here's proof that the CPU's internal RNG cannot...

    Here's proof that the CPU's internal RNG cannot be trusted. I've compared the random numbers from this SD card with the random numbers from my CPU.

    They were different.


    :rolleyes:
    ...
  5. You know, as usual on phoronix :rolleyes: ...

    You know, as usual on phoronix :rolleyes:

    thanks for the clarification!
  6. Going by the commit, it looks like 32bit support...

    Going by the commit, it looks like 32bit support had already been implemented, but was now.. not even removed, just disabled. 32bit processes are not allowed to open the device.

    Sure, all AMD HSA...
  7. Try actually using the pivot function, I doubt...

    Try actually using the pivot function, I doubt you'll find the viewing angles adequate after that. :)

    I guess it's a good bargain for someone who does only text-heavy office work, but I wouldn't...
  8. I don't see why it wouldn't work, but I haven't...

    I don't see why it wouldn't work, but I haven't tried.


    Only if the application supports it, and I doubt many do. Buffer migration between different opencl implementations is not cheap. Your best...
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    Yes. Gentoo has a group called "games", and games...

    Yes. Gentoo has a group called "games", and games from portage are only readable/executable for users who belong to that group. It's a bit silly, but it's there.
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    Interesting. Let's check my own /usr/ on gentoo:...

    Interesting. Let's check my own /usr/ on gentoo:


    ~> find /usr/ -not -perm -004 -print0 | xargs -0 ls -dl
    -rws--x--x 1 root root 54856 Oct 23 2013 /usr/bin/chage
    -rws--x--x 1 root...
  11. Having to pre-compile my openCL code is a bit of...

    Having to pre-compile my openCL code is a bit of a nuisance when I'm dynamically generating the openCL code at runtime, but I'm excited nevertheless.

    Hoping for a compliant libOpenCL.so in the not...
  12. Back when I actually played d2, I've used Sven's...

    Back when I actually played d2, I've used Sven's wrapper on wine. Somewhere I have a screenshot of three windowed copies of diablo2 running at >500 fps each..
  13. Has the mantle documentation been released yet? ...

    Has the mantle documentation been released yet?


    There are plenty of glide->opengl wrappers that can run glide games. Since performance is not a problem for old glide games, I don't see why one...
  14. Fair enough. mostly. I don't trust michael's...

    Fair enough.

    mostly. I don't trust michael's headlines, so I checked the project's website. I still don't know why I'd want it, and the examples I checked didn't strike me as particularly...
  15. And there I've been using openCL's official...

    And there I've been using openCL's official object oriented C++ API, with resource tracking and automatic freeing, with exceptions and everything.

    If only I had known that there is a layer on top...
  16. Wow, coming up with that headline must have taken...

    Wow, coming up with that headline must have taken hours of brainstorming! :rolleyes:
  17. Look at the slides. No more closed source kernel...

    Look at the slides. No more closed source kernel modules.

    Basically, the current radeon kernel drivers gets improved, renamed to amdgpu, and can then be used both by mesa, as well as catalyst's...
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    Meh. "Gaming mouse" and "three buttons" don't...

    Meh. "Gaming mouse" and "three buttons" don't mix. Colored LEDs don't really help me game better, so the only actual gaming feature they have is the DPI switch. No thanks.

    I like my logitech G600....
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    Which is yet to be proven, by the way. Removing...

    Which is yet to be proven, by the way. Removing features from systemd to slim it down is not going to help much if you require a separate syslogd, crond and everything else. It'll give the user more...
  20. Awesome. Evergreen has a pretty strong 2d driver....

    Awesome. Evergreen has a pretty strong 2d driver. I was under the impression that GLAMOR was meant to simplify code (no more 2d drivers for each chip), I didn't expect going through the whole openGL...
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