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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 2017 - HMM v20 - 4 Comments
Polychromatic 0.3.8 Gives Greater Unofficial Love To Razer Devices On Linux

While Razer is exploring better Linux support for its products and not just limited to laptops, for now they don't have any official Linux configuration software for their products. Fortunately, community solutions exist, including Polychromatic that's been one of the more popular Razer open-source configuration tools in recent times.

5 April 2017 - Polychromatic 0.3.8 - 3 Comments
Apple To Be Parting Ways With Imagination Graphics

Apple has been the largest customer of Imagination Technologies with continuing to rely upon PowerVR graphics IP in their chips, but it looks like that is changing and Apple could be rolling out their own GPUs.

3 April 2017 - Apple No More PowerVR - 38 Comments
ARM Opens Up Compute Library With OpenCL & NEON Acceleration

ARM has open-sourced a new compute library with GPU support via OpenCL as well as CPU support with NEON usage. This library has basic arithmetic functions but also goes further to offer color manipulation, convolution filters, SVM, SGEMMs, convolutional neural network building blocks, and more.

3 April 2017 - ARM Compute Library - 4 Comments
Gallium3D VC4 Driver Being Ported To A Phone

Eric Anholt has written a status update concerning his latest work at Broadcom on the VC4 Gallium3D graphics driver that's mostly focused on providing a free software graphics driver stack for the Raspberry Pi.

14 March 2017 - 911360 - 1 Comment
Patriot Torch: Trying A $30 SSD On Linux

Recently I ran out of spare SSDs and needed one for one of my test systems where the I/O storage capacity or performance wasn't important, so I decided to try out the Patriot Torch 60GB SSD that can be had for about $33 USD.

7 March 2017 - $33 SSD - 10 Comments
FBDEV Is Still Chugging Along With Linux 4.11

It's going on five years since there was the call for deprecating FBDEV within the mainline Linux kernel and various ongoing efforts to get more drivers to making use of the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) rather than FBDEV. But with Linux 4.11, FBDEV still remains in place.

28 February 2017 - FBDEV - 8 Comments
Raspberry Pi Zero W Announced

In celebrating their five-year milestone, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced their latest product: the Raspberry Pi Zero W.

28 February 2017 - Pi Zero W - 44 Comments
How An Old PowerMac G5 Compares To Modern Intel CPUs

With Debian and Ubuntu dropping 32-bit PowerPC support in their future releases, you may be curious how the older PowerPC hardware compares to Intel's modern x86 processors if you are wishing to switchover. Here are some benchmarks.

14 February 2017 - PowerPC - 40 Comments

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