AMD_performance_monitor Finally Hits In RadeonSI

The open-source Intel and Nouveau drivers have already been supporting AMD's OpenGL AMD_performance_monitor extension for exposing performance counters. AMD's own RadeonSI Gallium3D driver is finally joining that party today.

81 Minutes Ago - AMD - RadeonSI Performance Counters - 5 Comments
Vendetta Curse of Raven's Cry Is Another Sad Linux Game Port

Last week marked the release of Vendetta: Curse of Raven's Cry that was greeted by a Linux release on the same day as the OS X and Windows game release. Given that there were reports of a command-line driven benchmarking mode, I decided to try out the game. However, in total I spent just ten minutes inside the game.

3 Hours Ago - Linux Gaming - 6 Comments

24 November

An Open Letter From Jolla's Co-Founder

Given the news last week about Jolla going through a big round of temporary layoffs and debt restructuring, Antti Saarnio, the co-founder and Chairman of Jolla, has written an open letter about the situation.

24 November 07:44 AM EST - Free Software - Jolla News - 10 Comments

23 November

The Best $90 Spent For My Home-Made Server Room

Earlier today I wrote about how reusing the heat from the 60+ system Linux benchmarking server room can heat a home in the winter. The free heat is nice, but it came with a bit of noise; however, thanks to purchasing one product for less than $100 USD the noise level has been significantly reduced.

23 November 08:02 PM EST - Hardware - Duct Silencing - 4 Comments
Running Linux Benchmarks Constantly Is Enough To Heat A Home In The Winter

Earlier this month I wrote about using a Tjernlund 530CFM fan for ventilation of the warm air from the basement computer/server room for Linux benchmarking into my office and the rest of the house for warm air in the winter. After some tweaks last week, I'm quite content with the design and is sufficiently heating the rest of the house so far this winter.

23 November 08:42 AM EST - Phoronix - Free Heat - 20 Comments

22 November

Software Updates For The NVIDIA Jetson TX1

Just under one week ago I wrote at length about the NVIDIA Jetson TX1 development board performance. It's a phenomenal ARM development board and quite powerful thanks to the Tegra X1 SoC with the Maxwell GPU and Cortex-A57 processor cores. My only gripes with the Jetson TX1 were around some issues with setting up the software as noted in the article, but it turns out there's already been some improvements in that front.

22 November 08:57 AM EST - NVIDIA - Jetson TX1 Software - 1 Comment
AMDGPU 1.0 DDX Driver Released

In addition to the recent Radeon X.Org DDX stable update, Michel Dänzer of AMD had a few days ago put out AMDGPU v1.0.0 as the DDX driver's first declared release.

22 November 08:33 AM EST - AMD - xf86-video-amdgpu 1.0 - 14 Comments

21 November

Mesa 11.1-RC1 Released

As a follow up to this morning's article about The Next Mesa Release Doesn't Have Any Major OpenGL Breakthrough, Mesa 11.1 has now been branched and the first release candidate has been sent off.

21 November 10:03 AM EST - Mesa - Mesa 11.1 - Add A Comment

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