PHP 7.1 Alpha 2 Released

Succeeding the PHP 7.1 Alpha release that happened earlier this month is now the second alpha build of this significant update to the PHP programming language.

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26 June

Dolphin Emulator Is Working On A Vulkan Backend

This week saw the release of Dolphin 5.0 as a big update to this open-source emulator for Nintendo GameCube/Wii titles. While there is an experimental Direct3D 12 back-end, not present for this release was any Vulkan support, but it's being developed.

26 June 10:15 AM EDT - Vulkan - Dolphin Vulkan - 10 Comments

25 June

NVIDIA Linux Performance-Per-Dollar: What The RX 480 Will Have To Compete Against

There's a lot of benchmarking going on this weekend at Phoronix in preparation for next week's Radeon RX 480 Linux review. Here are some fresh results on the NVIDIA side showing the current performance-per-dollar data for the NVIDIA Maxwell and Pascal graphics cards for seeing what the RX 480 "Polaris 10" card will be competing against under Linux.

25 June 02:10 PM EDT - NVIDIA - Radeon RX 480 - 46 Comments
Watch The Videos From This Year's OpenSUSE Conference

From 22 to 26 June, the openSUSE Conference has been taking place in N├╝rnberg. There's been live video streams for those not in Bavaria while now the video recordings are being uploaded for your enjoyment at your convenience.

25 June 09:59 AM EDT - SUSE - OpenSUSE Conference 2016 - 6 Comments
The Relative Windows vs. Linux Performance For NVIDIA, Intel & AMD

Following the recent Windows vs. Linux AMDGPU-PRO / RadeonSI testing, GTX 1080 Windows vs. Linux results, and yesterday's Intel Windows vs. Linux benchmarks, here is a look at all three sets of numbers when using some OpenBenchmarking.org magic to merge the data-sets and normalize the results.

25 June 08:23 AM EDT - Hardware - OpenBenchmarking Analytics - 44 Comments
PowerNex: A Kernel Written In The D Programming Language

We've already seen Redox OS as an operating system and micro-kernel written in the Rust programming language. With just about every newer programming language we've seen ambitious developers take to the lengthy and complicated process of writing a kernel and the start of an OS in their new favorite language. With PowerNex, the D programming language is being used to write an OS kernel.

25 June 08:06 AM EDT - Operating Systems - PowerNex - 44 Comments
Vulkan 1.0.18 Adds Queue Operation Terminology

The Khronos Group has continued with their weekly updates to the Vulkan 1.0 documentation, but hopefully we're only one month away from where at SIGGRAPH 2016 we could see major new versions of the Vulkan and OpenGL specifications released.

25 June 08:01 AM EDT - Vulkan - Vulkan 1.0.18 - 1 Comment

24 June

Intel Skylake Graphics: Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu 16.04 + Latest Open-Source Driver Code

As part of the celebrations with Phoronix turning 12 years old earlier this month I ran some fun tests looking at the Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Linux gaming performance with the new NVIDIA Pascal GPUs and also a Windows 10 vs. RadeonSI Gallium3D vs. AMDGPU-PRO comparison on the AMD side. To finish things up, here is a fresh comparison of Intel Skylake HD Graphics under Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04.

24 June 11:37 AM EDT - Operating Systems - 36 Comments
Mesa Needs Some Last Minute Patches For Polaris

Earlier this week there were some last minute AMDGPU DRM kernel patches submitted that were needed for AMD's imminent Radeon RX 480 "Polaris" launch while today some last minute Mesa patches have materialized.

24 June 07:19 AM EDT - Mesa - Mesa Polaris - 6 Comments

23 June

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