DirectFB Is Back To Being Dormant

Back in August of 2015, DirectFB disappeared with its project site and code vanishing. Last November DirectFB re-appeared along with a new site and renewed focus on the project. Unfortunately, it's once again gone silent.

4 Hours Ago - Free Software - DirectFB 2017 - 1 Comment

29 April

AMDGPU Gets More Fixes For Linux 4.12

While the DRM-Next merge window is over for new feature material ahead of the Linux 4.12 merge window opening tomorrow, some AMDGPU fixes have been sent out for this next kernel cycle.

29 April 04:53 AM EDT - AMD - AMDGPU Linux 4.12 - 1 Comment
GNOME 3.25.1 Released

GNOME 3.25.1 is now available as the first development milestone in the road to this September's GNOME 3.26.

29 April 04:09 AM EDT - GNOME - GNOME 3.25.1 - 12 Comments

28 April

Windows 10 Creators WSL vs. Clear Linux vs. Ubuntu 17.04

Windows 10 Creators Update was released earlier this month by Microsoft as the latest installment to Windows 10. Since it's been a few months since last benchmarking the "Windows Subsystem for Linux" (WSL), a.k.a. "Bash for Windows", here are some fresh benchmarks of Ubuntu atop Windows 10 Creators Update vs. Intel's Clear Linux vs. Ubuntu 17.04.

28 April 02:41 PM EDT - Operating Systems - 24 Comments
Trying Out Intel's OpenCL 2.0 Beignet On Broadwell-U

Curious about the Beignet OpenCL performance impact on a Broadwell-U laptop/ultrabook and just going through bare metal benchmarking withdrawals while away this week in Russia, I was running some Beignet tests on the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

28 April 03:36 AM EDT - Intel - Open-Source OpenCL 2.0 - 2 Comments
Mesa 17.1 Will Use A 1GB Shader Cache Limit

While Timothy Arceri at Valve had just made the change to a 5% cache size limit of your disk space from an original 10% maximum threshold, he's now changed it to just a 1GB cache limit.

28 April 12:56 AM EDT - Mesa - Shader Cache Limit - 29 Comments

27 April

Nouveau Re-Clocked With DRM-Next Linux 4.12 + Mesa 17.2-dev vs. NVIDIA 381 Driver

A few days back I posted benchmarks of the initial GTX 1050/1060/1070/1080 Nouveau 3D support. As expected, the performance was rather abysmal with re-clocking not being available for Pascal (or Maxwell) GPUs on this open-source NVIDIA Linux kernel driver. For those trying to use Nouveau for Linux games or care about your GPU clock speeds, currently the GTX 600/700 "Kepler" series is still your best bet or the GTX 750 "Maxwell 1" is the last NVIDIA graphics processors not requiring signed firmware images and can properly -- but manually -- re-clock with the current Nouveau driver.

27 April 05:00 PM EDT - Display Drivers - 3 Comments
Rust 1.17 Released

Judging by the massive Rust fan base in our forums, those of you reading this will be delighted today about the newest version of Rustlang, v1.17.

27 April 01:29 PM EDT - Compiler - Rust 1.17 - 23 Comments
Amazon EC2 Cloud Benchmarks vs. AMD Ryzen, Various AMD/Intel Systems

For putting the AMD Ryzen 7 Linux performance in additional perspective and showing how various Amazon EC2 cloud instances compare to bare metal hardware, here are fresh benchmarks of many different Amazon EC2 instance types compared to various Linux systems in our lab. This comes down to a 29-way comparison of different cloud instances and bare metal systems.

27 April 05:29 AM EDT - Processors - 27 Comments

26 April

Radeon RX 580: AMDGPU-PRO vs. DRM-Next + Mesa 17.2-dev

Last week I posted initial Radeon RX 580 Linux benchmarks and even AMDGPU overclocking results. That initial testing of this "Polaris Evolved" hardware was done with the fully-open Radeon driver stack that most Linux enthusiasts/gamers use these days. The AMDGPU-PRO driver wasn't tested for those initial articles as it seems to have a diminishing user-base and largely focused for workstation users. But for those wondering how AMDGPU-PRO runs with the Radeon RX 580, here are some comparison results to DRM-Next code for Linux 4.12 and Mesa 17.2-dev.

26 April 07:27 AM EDT - Display Drivers - 17 Comments

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