Open-source developers working on the Radeon Linux graphics driver stack remain hopeful that their massive "DAL" code-base will be ready for merging with Linux 4.7.
Well, today seems to be the day for x86 CPU vendors to push out memory security related features for the Linux kernel... After Intel posted the Secure Guard Extensions driver for Linux, AMD has come out with a patch-set for "Secure Memory Encryption" (SME) that looks like it will be a hardware feature of Zen.
Now that the Radeon Open Compute platform reached v1.0, if you are wanting to try out this ROCm platform with a Volcanic Islands GPU here is a guide.
For those running a Linux system powered by an AMD "Carrizo" APU, there's an updated firmware blob out today to benefit your UVD video decoding experience.
The latest from AMD/RTG's GPUOpen initiative is the release of ROC 1.0.
AMD this afternoon announced CodeXL 2.0 as the newest version of their GPU debugger, CPU/GPU profiler, and static kernel analyzer. CodeXL 2.0 is a big leap forward and is now open-source!
Well this is surprising and unfortunate: it appears that AMD's next-generation Polaris GPUs don't support the royalty-free ETC2 texture compression.
What an exciting afternoon for open-source AMD Linux fans! OpenGL 4.3's robust buffer access extension landed for RadeonSI and now two more extensions have landed. Now there are no more extensions left for RadeonSI hitting OpenGL 4.2 and the OpenGL 4.3 support is deadly close.
While the DRI3/Present support remains disabled by default in the xf86-video-ati X.Org driver, those making use of it will now have support for async page-flipping with the Present extension.
On Friday I posted Some Early Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Linux Vulkan Tests With NVIDIA Graphics while today the tables have turned to show The Talos Principle on Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 Linux under AMD Radeon graphics.
In addition to xf86-video-ati 7.7 being released this morning, AMD developers released the xf86-video-amdgpu 1.1 DDX for those using a GCN 1.2+ GPU with the AMDGPU kernel driver.
Tonight was busy for Mesa Git landings with more OpenGL 4.x activity hitting mainline Mesa.
A new pull request was sent in today that fixes some Radeon and AMDGPU DRM driver issues within the Linux 4.6 kernel.
Bas Nieuwenhuizen has published a patch-set for implementing an important OpenGL 4.3 feature: compute shaders for RadeonSI!
Hitting the linux-firmware Git tree are updates to the firmware/microcode binary-only images for the graphics cards supported by the Radeon and AMDGPU DRM drivers.
Along with open-sourcing the next-gen Polaris GPU driver code yesterday, Alex Deucher of AMD laid out their plans for aiming to get the DAL display code into the Linux 4.7 kernel.
One week after the surprise of delivering a beta of their new hybrid "PRO" driver stack, here's another big surprise: AMD has just published the initial open-source code for driver support with their upcoming "Polaris" graphics processors!
There are some notable improvements that landed today in RadeonSI Gallium3D for AMD GCN graphics processors.
Well, AMD has just sent out a pleasant surprise before the weekend: an initial AMD Hybrid Linux driver build! It's AMDGPU-based providing OpenGL and Vulkan support on the new stack!
Released a few days back was the newest version of AMD/RTG's HIP compiler as part of their Boltzmann initiative in porting CUDA code to run on Radeon hardware with their new software stack.
With GDC happening this week, AMD took the opportunity tonight to announced the Radeon Pro Duo, a dual Fiji GPU graphics card.
AMD this morning unveiled their XConnect technology to connect an external, high-performance Radeon graphics card to a notebook or 2-in-1 device.
While the main AMDGPU pull request for Linux 4.6 happened back in February, another pull request was sent in today with more AMDGPU DRM fixes into DRM-Next that in turn will make it for Linux 4.6.
Today AMD released the Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.3 driver (formerly known as Catalyst), but sadly the Linux driver update is not in tandem with this new driver update which now provides official Vulkan support.
AMD developers have today sent out patches for implementing HEVC Main 10 provide video decode support to the open-source RadeonSI UVD driver stack.
With the big AMDGPU/Radeon feature pull already having been submitted into DRM-Next for merging in turn to Linux 4.6. another pull request was honored this week to land some fixes for the new open-source driver functionality.
Since last year we have been waiting for AMD to launch their "HuskyBoard" ARM development board built around their Opteron A1100 ARM 64-bit SoC. That board was originally supposed to ship in Q4'15 while now available for pre-order is a new A1100 development board that looks like it may be taking its place.
A technical marketing representative of AMD / Radeon Technologies Group is participating in a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" today where he's been answering a few Linux questions.
AMD's Marek Olšák sent out a set of 26 patches this morning for preparing the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver to have interoperability support between OpenGL and HSA/OpenCL.
The latest fruits of AMD's GPUOpen initiative is the open-sourcing of a beta of AMDOVX.
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