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AMD A10-8700P "Carrizo" Linux Laptop Testing

As a follow up to What Sub-$500 Laptops Are You Most Interested In For Linux?, one of them has been chosen so far and will satisfy the many from the dozens of comments wanting to see an AMD Carrizo laptop tested under Linux.

29 November 2015 - AMD Carrizo On Linux - 37 Comments
AMD Plans To Contribute Heterogeneous Compute Compiler

AMD has been open-sourcing several components of their Linux HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture) stack for the past several months including the AMDKFD kernel driver and HSAKMT run-time. In cooperation with SUSE, they also hope to have HSA accelerator support in GCC 6. Besides the GCC support, AMD is apparently planning to publish a Heterogeneous Compute Compiler.

16 November 2015 - Heterogeneous Compute Compiler - 4 Comments
AMD R600g Catches Up With Another GL 4.3 Extension

Thanks to Glenn Kennard, the R600 Gallium3D driver now supports another OpenGL 4.3 extension that was already available for RadeonSI, Intel i965, Nouveau NV50/NVC0, and even the Softpipe and LLVMpipe drivers.

10 November 2015 - ARB_texture_view - 18 Comments
AMD Announces New R-Series Embedded SoCs

After teasing them for a few days, AMD today officially announced their new high-end embedded R-Series SoC processors. These new R-Series SoCs feature Excavator CPU cores and third-generation GCN GPUs.

21 October 2015 - AMD R-Series SoCs - 19 Comments
The Impact Of Switching To Linux 4.3 + Mesa-11.1/LLVM-3.8 On Ubuntu 15.10

Yesterday I posted some performance results of a Radeon R9 290 tested on Ubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu 15.10 out-of-the-box. In this article are some numbers when upgrading the Ubuntu 15.10 installation to use the non-standard Linux 4.3 Git kernel as well as Mesa 11.1-devel Git that's built against LLVM 3.8 SVN for the newest open-source AMD Linux experience.

20 October 2015 - Mesa Git + LLVM SVN + Linux Git - 18 Comments
Ubuntu 15.10 Is Coming This Week & AMD's Catalyst Chokes On Its Kernel

Ubuntu 15.10 is set to be released on Thursday, but those dependent upon the AMD Catalyst proprietary graphics driver for Linux gaming or the like might want to hold off on upgrading... While there is the latest Catalyst driver packaged and it's been patched to work against the Wily Werewolf's default Linux 4.2 kernel, it doesn't seem to work reliably.

19 October 2015 - Catalyst Fail - 65 Comments
AMD Loses A Corporate Fellow, HSA Expert To NVIDIA

It was just last month that legendary CPU designer Jim Keller left AMD and now the company is taking another blow with another high level departure. This time they're losing a corporate fellow and the former president of the HSA Foundation.

14 October 2015 - Another Hit To AMD - 50 Comments
AMD Makes Open-Source "Iceland" GPU Support Experimental In Linux 4.3

AMD sent in a batch of fixes for the AMDGPU kernel driver today for Linux 4.3. One notable change with this AMDGPU DRM driver update is that it marks the Iceland/Topaz graphics processor support as experimental so it's no longer enabled by default until the support has been better vetted.

8 October 2015 - Iceland / Topaz Change - 2 Comments
AMD Has More Developers Working On Their Open-Source Driver Behind The Scenes

While there's just a handful of names that Phoronix readers are familiar with when it comes to AMD's open-source Linux driver developers and those from AMD who communicate with the community in our forums, it turns out there are many more developers at AMD becoming involved as part of their new AMDGPU driver stack.

6 October 2015 - 30+ Developers - 31 Comments
AMD Dismisses Another 5% Of Its Workforce

AMD hasn't gotten lucky financially speaking in quite a while and their latest measure to fend off further losses is by getting rid of another 5% of its staff, or about 500 people based on their current head count of just under 10,000 employees left.

2 October 2015 - 500 People Lose Their Jobs - 70 Comments

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