With GL 4.3 AoA Getting Done, Arceri Is Trying A GL 4.4 Extension

Timothy Arceri is the independent developer that started out doing some crowd-funded Mesa OpenGL extension development that was successful so he did a second crowd-funding campaign to do more Mesa feature work. That second extension, ARB_arrays_of_arrays, finally appears nearly complete so he's decided to work on another extension.

14 Minutes Ago - Mesa - GL_ARB_enhanced_layouts - Add A Comment
A Six Month Redux After Building A 60+ System Basement Server/Computer Room

It's been just over six months since I completed construction on the large 60+ system server room where a ton of Linux benchmarking takes place just not for Phoronix.com but also the new LinuxBenchmarking.com daily performance tracking initiative and testing and development around our Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org software. Here's a look back, a few recommendations to reiterate for those aspiring to turn their cellar into a server farm, and a few things I'd do differently next time around.

5 Hours Ago - Computers - 11 Comments

5 October

Benchmarks Of The OpenSUSE Leap Kernel Flavors

Last week I posted the benchmarks of a six-way Linux distribution comparison that included Fedora, openSUSE, Manjaro, Debian, Ubuntu, and Mint Linux. One of the test requests that came out of it was posting some follow-up benchmarks of the different openSUSE Linux kernel options. In this article are benchmarks of openSUSE's four main kernel flavors.

5 October 12:20 PM EDT - Operating Systems - Add A Comment

4 October

3 October

There's A Lot Of Exciting AMDGPU DRM Code Brewing For Eventual Catalyst Support

One of the big items still in the works as part of AMD's unified Linux driver strategy is that the Catalyst proprietary driver will be isolated to user-space and make use of the AMDGPU kernel DRM driver. Being publicly now in development in a few code branches are changes to the AMD DRM code for beginning to suit more of it to Catalyst's driver design.

3 October 11:17 AM EDT - AMD - AMD GPU DRM DAL - 20 Comments
Intel Core i7 6700K Skylake Linux Benchmarks On Fedora 22, Debian & Ubuntu

Since August I've been delivering various Linux benchmarks of the Core i5 6600K "Skylake" processor, but unfortunately don't have access yet to a i7-6700K Linux box. Fortunately, thanks to the open-source Phoronix Test Suite benchmarking software and the OpenBenchmarking.org collaborative cloud component, there are already numerous result files.

3 October 10:42 AM EDT - Intel - Core i7 6700K - 4 Comments

2 October

StarTech 25U Open-Frame Rack Cabinet

If you are looking for an open-frame, four-post rack cabinet that's the perfect size for some home server/media equipment and doesn't run floor-to-ceiling, the StarTech.com 25U 4POSTRACK25U is a great fit. After having had great success with my 48U StarTech.com racks, I turned to the 25U rack for something smaller that can fit and look more normal outside of the server room.

2 October 02:50 PM EDT - Enclosures - 11 Comments
Some Steam Controller Pre-Orders Started Shipping

While Valve's Steam Controller isn't expected to formally launch until 10 November, at least some of those who pre-ordered this gaming controller early are now reportedly set to receive their device any day now.

2 October 10:26 AM EDT - Valve - Steam Controllers - 11 Comments
AMD Dismisses Another 5% Of Its Workforce

AMD hasn't gotten lucky financially speaking in quite a while and their latest measure to fend off further losses is by getting rid of another 5% of its staff, or about 500 people based on their current head count of just under 10,000 employees left.

2 October 09:12 AM EDT - AMD - 500 People Lose Their Jobs - 70 Comments

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