AMDGPU-PRO 17.10 OpenCL vs. NVIDIA Shows Problems

Last week I began posting a number of AMD Radeon RX 580 Linux benchmarks but not covered so far has been the OpenCL compute performance considering the Clover-based compute stack isn't good enough for benchmarking and is basically unmaintained these days by AMD. Meanwhile, their ROCm stack is still being brought up and is not yet fully-opened nor optimized yet for performance. Thus for those with desktop cards looking for basic OpenCL support are left with the AMDGPU-PRO hybrid driver with its closed-source OpenCL driver. In this article are some fresh OpenCL benchmarks of AMDGPU-PRO on the RX 580 and other Radeon GPUs compared to NVIDIA with its Linux OpenCL driver.

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24 April

Intel Optane Memory Now Available

After talking about it for a long time, Intel Optane Memory is now officially available. A 16GB module will cost just $44 USD or $77 for a 32GB capacity.

24 April 12:21 PM EDT - Intel - Intel Optane Memory - 47 Comments
TrueOS 20170424 Stable Update

For those wishing to try out the FreeBSD-based desktop-focused TrueOS operating system, formerly known as PC-BSD, there is a new stable release.

24 April 11:32 AM EDT - BSD - TrueOS Update - 3 Comments
LLVM Still Working Towards Apache 2.0 Relicensing

LLVM developers have been wanting to move from their 3-clause BSD-like "LLVM license" to the Apache 2.0 license with exceptions. It's been a while since last hearing about the effort while now a third round of request for comments was issued.

24 April 06:28 AM EDT - Compiler - LLVM Relicensing - 13 Comments

23 April

22 April

NetGear Nighthawk X10 As A High-End Home Router

The past number of weeks I've been able to test the Nighthawk X10 router as my main home/office router and it's been working out great. This router is powered by a 1.7GHz quad-core processor and its wireless connectivity is great, but those interested in the device, it will set you back $450 USD.

22 April 12:00 PM EDT - Peripherals - 37 Comments
Heterogeneous Memory Management v20 Published

It's looking less and less likely like Heterogeneous Memory Management (HMM) will be mainlined for the Linux 4.12 kernel. This is the long-in-development effort by Jerome Glisse that would benefit CUDA, OpenCL, and more by allow device memory to be transparently used by any device process and for mirroring process address space on a device.

22 April 07:19 AM EDT - Hardware - HMM v20 - 4 Comments

21 April

Ubuntu 17.10 Release Schedule Published

In addition to the Ubuntu 17.10 codename of Artful Aardvark coming out this week, the release schedule for this next Ubuntu Linux development cycle has also been published.

21 April 08:07 AM EDT - Ubuntu - Ubuntu 17.10 Release Date - 13 Comments

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