It's close to 50 Linux systems initially in the new automated test farm that are doing nothing but benchmarking day-in and day-out of upstream, open-source code! I've spent over the past month and hundreds of hours building the new server room and after a lot of work, it's now back to being fully operational and churning out tons of Linux code being rigorously tested throughout the day in looking for performance regressions and other issues. Here's a look at the new environment: an open-source test farm that has a command-center-like screen and a bar.
As most Phoronix readers know, earlier this summer I relocated from the high-tax, corrupted, crime-ridden Chicago to Indiana and with that Phoronix Media migrated. While my office configuration is slowly coming along and evolving, here's a look at things with most of the day-to-day setup now established. It's quite a different setup from the last Phoronix office tour two years ago. Like the last tour, this article is also to serve as some other recommendations I have about various products that otherwise wouldn't get (any or much) coverage on Phoronix but are worthy of a shout-out to Linux users and computer enthusiasts.
The 2014 Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit has now wrapped up and it was another great Linux technical event. Here's a recap of some of what we learned this week while out in Napa Valley, California.
XDC2012 Nürnberg ended last Friday after three days of vibrant discussions surrounding Mesa, X.Org, Wayland, and other graphics-related discussions for the Linux desktop. Here's a summary of the event that was a great success.
The DebConf 12 developer summit ended on Saturday in Managua. Here is a recap of the prominent Debian Linux and open-source discussions that took place in Nicaragua's capitol for the past week.
As I am frequently asked about my unique monitor setup, brand preference on different computer peripherals and other questions about my personal hardware choices as it pertains to Linux, here's a tour of my Phoronix office for this weekend article. There's also some additional thoughts beyond what you will find in previously-published Phoronix reviews.
The weeklong Ubuntu Developer Summit for the Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" wrapped up on Friday in Oakland, California. There was a lot of interesting notes shared on Phoronix from the UDS-Q event, so here's a summary of the most prominent happenings last week as the future of Ubuntu Linux was plotted.
The Ubuntu Developer Summit for the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" release has now ended in Orlando, Florida. Here is a brief summary of some of the interesting news and discussions that took place for this leading Linux desktop distribution.
The official Oktoberfest in Munich has (sadly) ended earlier this week after 17 days of the usual beer, food, and entertainment. I was there for the duration, as usual, meeting up with Phoronix readers, business sources, and other contacts while enjoying this wonderful Bavarian festival. For those that missed out on the event but are curious what the event is really like, here's some Oktoberfest photos for your enjoyment, since beer is commonly quite popular among developers and computer enthusiasts.
For those that missed out on attending XDC2011 Chicago in person or missed out on the Phoronix coverage due to the Intel Developer Forum and other events taking place last week, here's a re-cap of the interesting bits of information that were revealed during this year's developers conference that focused upon open-source graphics drivers, GPGPU / OpenCL computing, and open-source OpenGL 3.0 driver support being just around the corner. Here's also a collection of photos from the event.
There is less than one week to go until the 2011 X.Org Developers' Conference begins in Chicago, United States. The tentative schedule has been published on the X.Org Wiki. Among the topics to be discussed are the Nouveau driver, GPGPU computing, OpenGL 3.0 support, the Low-Level Virtual Machine within Mesa, and much more.
As most are already aware, LinuxCon North America 2011 is taking place this week in Vancouver, Canada. What makes this year's Linux Foundation conference special is that it's celebrating the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Linux kernel by Linus Torvalds. Here are some photos from the special event.
The 2011 Desktop Summit is coming to a close at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. This was the second time that GNOME and KDE developers joined to host a Linux desktop summit of around 1,000 participants.
There's just over 60 days remaining until the 2011 Oktoberfest gets underway in Munich, but here's the official Phoronix guide for any readers that are still contemplating a visit to this annual Bavarian festival where the yearly "PhoronixFest" meet-up takes place. Contrary to the popular American belief, the "real" Oktoberfest in Munich is much more than just being a festival about beer and is well worth visiting.
The Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS) for Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Oncelot" took place last week in Budapest, Hungary. A lot of meetings and development discussions took place. There were a lot of Phoronix news posts that I had wrote from Budapest, so if you happened to miss out on some of them, here's a summary of them.
The X.Org Developers' Summit in Toulouse finished up over the weekend. It is now time for PhoronixFest at Oktoberfest in Munich, but here is a recap of what was discussed at this French X.Org event along with some photos.
I just returned to the United States after being in Ukraine the past five days over Easter weekend. The purpose of this trip was to explore the site of the Chernobyl nuclear accident and surrounding areas -- Kyiv, Pripyat, the Red Forest, etc. Contrary to some initial beliefs, it was not an April Fools' Joke. Due to the great interest in Chernobyl among those interested in science and technology whether it be due to the fascination with nuclear power or finding Chernobyl popularized by video games, documentaries, and the like, I have published my collection of these photographs of Chernobyl showing what the area looks like in 2010 -- just days prior to the 24th anniversary of this catastrophic disaster -- along with some of my thoughts and information collected from this journey.
It was five years ago today, on the 5th of June 2004, that Phoronix.com launched. It was also one year ago to the day that Phoronix Test Suite 1.0 was released. Here are a few statistics and highlights from the past five years with what we have set out to accomplish with enriching the Linux hardware experience and driving Linux-based benchmarking and testing.
Enclosed in this article are some of our rough notes and audio recordings from the first day of the 2008 X Developers' Summit. More details to come over the next two days. The talks today were mostly related to X Input.
Following this morning's keynote at OSCON 2008, Intel's Keith Packard had talked about the status of X. This short talk wasn't too different from his recent blog posting and what he had talked about at FOSDEM, but there were a few interesting tid-bits of information. Enclosed are some of the quick notes from his talk.
O'Reilly Media this afternoon held their Tuesday Evening Extravaganza to mark the end of their tutorial portion of this leading open-source convention and now turning to technical sessions and the expo hall. As part of this extravaganza, Mark Shuttleworth was the keynote speaker and he was talking about free software, driving innovation faster within free software, and the art of software engineering. In addition, the Python Foundation had presented their annual Frank Willison Award, the White Camel Awards were also presented, and the Google O'Reilly Open Source Awards were handed out. The two other speakers this afternoon were Robert Lefkowitz and Damian Conway. Below are a few pictures from tonight's festivities.
On Monday AMD had made an announcement surrounding the convergence of computer gaming and Hollywood film making with Cinema 2.0. Cinema 2.0 is not a new GPU technology, a new piece of software, or anything tangible, but it's been described as just an inflection point and vision/road-map. Cinema 2.0 is similar to the Web 2.0 ecosystem and they believe it will be a defining moment in the gaming and graphics industries.
The second annual Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit kicked off yesterday with a variety of free software and Linux talks. The topics ranged from VIA announcing a new open-source driver strategy to pictures of MySQL executives burning their IPO prospectus information following their acquisition by Sun Microsystems. Ending off the first day of talks was a party at the QUA Bottle Lounge in downtown Austin, Texas. Here are a few pictures from the day.
This past week was the KDE 4.0 release event taking place at the Googleplex in Mountain View, where around 200 KDE enthusiasts had celebrated this major desktop release as well as discussing the roadmap for KDE and some of the major advantages of the K Desktop Environment.
Last week I had received a unique CES invitation from Rogers & Cowan, a PR firm representing an array of entertainment and technology companies, about one of their clients that advertises itself as the makers of the "world's most extravagant and technologically advanced systems for audio-video purists." For the Consumer Electronic Show, participating companies will either have a booth or suite somewhere in Las Vegas, but that wasn't the case for Goldmund, this Rogers & Cowan client that specializes in high-end audio/video systems. Their systems are so advanced that they simply cannot be built in a day or even a week, but for each of their media rooms they spend extensive time planning and constructing the rooms that are slated to be perfect, even an imperfect world. With that said, it was easier and more cost effective for Goldmund to just have four other writers and I check out their luxurious home theater systems in a demonstration home near Los Angeles.
This year at CES, ASUS has on display a wide assortment of products. These new ASUS products range from graphics cards to motherboards and monitors. Attached are a few pictures of their newest products.
While the International Consumer Electronic Show (CES) doesn't officially get underway until tomorrow, this afternoon we have some pictures of the setup process that goes on each year to prepare the show floors at the different exhibit halls for the over 100,000+ visitors that have swarmed to Las Vegas. Here are today's pictures, prior to being threatened by a Microsoft security agent. As you can see, the workers are still very much preparing the hundreds of booths that will be on display.
On the final day of the Intel Fall 2007 IDF was Renee James and Justin Rattner with the two final keynotes. Among the topics today were virtualization, Intel's open-source projects, a new What If project from Intel, Intel 8-core gaming, the 3D Internet, and a new LessWatts initiative from Intel with additional work by Red Hat and Oracle. Microsoft also talked about their work with Novell in optimizing SuSE for running in virtual environments on Windows Server 2008. Check out the photographs where we've also squeezed in a few remaining photographs from the PCI Express 2.0 party and the technology showcase.
Another day at IDF, another morning of keynotes. The second morning of the Fall 2007 Intel IDF was focused on mobility and ultra mobility. Among the announcements today was the announcement of the Mobile Internet Device Innovation Alliance, a horde of new Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) and Ultra Mobile PCs (UMPCs), and talk of Moorestown. Intel's Moorestown Platform will bring latest process benefits to the CPU, graphics, video, and memory controllers while offering a 10x reduction in the idle power consumption. Mark Shuttleworth also made a surprise appearance today on stage to talk briefly about Ubuntu on Mobile devices and Moblin. We'll provide more coverage later in the day.
Taking place yesterday afternoon during Intel's Fall 2007 IDF was their technology showcase and reception. There were a variety of booths setup with all different manufacturers from American Megatrends to Corsair and NVIDIA. While Microsoft did have a large presence at this showcase, Intel did have a booth setup for talking about power-savings technologies on Linux from their PowerTOP software to the tick-less kernel and other power management capabilities.
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