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HiSense Chromebook Benchmarks When Running Ubuntu Linux

Ealier this year the HiSense Chromebook was released at Walmart in the US, a 11.6-inch quad-core ARM notebook priced at just $149 USD and running ChromeOS. But how well does it run Ubuntu Linux?
29 May 2015 - HiSense Chromebook

Atomic Mode-Setting Still Baking For Samsung's Exynos DRM Driver

Developers working on the open-source Exynos DRM driver for supporting the display block found on Samsung's Exynos ARM SoCs are up to their 9th version of patches for providing atomic mode-setting support.
28 May 2015 - Atomic Mode-Setting

Dell Makes An Ubuntu Installation Guide, Suggests Users Try It Out

Dell's latest forray with Ubuntu Linux is recommending users on Twitter try out the open-source operating system.
28 May 2015 - Dell OS

Russia's Baikal Chips End Up Going For A MIPS CPU

Last year was news about Russia wanting to design its own processors to be less reliant upon Intel and AMD. The initial "Baikal" processor was expected to be based on ARMv8 but it turns out now that it's a MIPS design.
27 May 2015 - Baikal MIPS

There Are 140k Benchmark Results So Far On LinuxBenchmarking.com

Yesterday data access to LinuxBenchmarking.com was opened, the public results viewer to the immense amount of test data -- primarily the Linux kernel, LLVM Clang, and GCC -- collected on a daily basis within the new server room. Here's some numbers behind it.
26 May 2015 - Linux Benchmarking

The CompuLab Fitlet Is A Neat Little Linux PC With AMD SoC

Earlier this year CompuLab announced the Fitlet PC as a tiny, fanless, Linux-friendly PC. The Fitlets are finally starting to ship at scale and recently I received one of the AMD-powered Fitlets that's preloaded with Linux Mint. Here's a quick look at the Fitlet.
25 May 2015 - CompuLab Fitlet

Allwinner Publishes New CedarX Open-Source Code

For months now Allwinner has been violating the GPL and have attempted to cover it up by obfuscating their code and playing around with their licenses while jerking around the open-source community. At least today they've made a positive change in open-sourcing more of their "CedarX" code.
21 May 2015 - Allwinner CedarX Code

ACPI 6 Non-Volatile Memory Device Support / NFIT / LIBND For Linux

The Linux kernel continues advancing on many hardware fronts, among which is support for ACPI 6.0 and the kernel is making the new LIBND subsystem for non-volatile memory device support.
21 May 2015 - ACPI 6 + NVDIMMs

Oculus Rift Suspends Linux Development To Focus On Windows

While Oculus Rift has seen Linux support up to now, the Facebook-owned VR company has now suspended Linux and OS X development to better focus on Windows.
16 May 2015 - OS X / Linux

Keeping The Humidity Out Of The Basement Linux Server Room

Since writing about turning a basement into a large Linux server room, The New Linux Performance Test Lab Is Already Being Expanded, and the most recent follow-up that detailed adding extra ventilation to the basement server room that has 50~60 systems running benchmarks constantly, many have been asking about dehumidification for this server room.
5 May 2015 - Server Room Dehumidifier - 21 Comments

Adding Extra Ventilation To The Basement Linux Server Room

One month ago I detailed the construction process of building a new server room in my basement where Linux performance tests are constantly being done and it's up to about 50 systems running down there. While initially there weren't any thermal concerns, now that it's getting warmer here in the midwest of the United States, temperatures are quickly rising... Here's the steps I did to add some power venting to the basement and already it's sharply dropped the temperatures in this server farm.
30 April 2015 - Part 1: Intake Fan - 5 Comments

Btrfs RAID Testing Begins With Linux 4.0

With Btrfs recently landing RAID 5/6 improvements and other enhancements, I've been working on some fresh Btrfs RAID benchmarks using the Linux 4.0 kernel.
30 April 2015 - RAID 0/1 - 11 Comments

The Big Hardware Collection Powering The Benchmark Lab

For those curious about the many hardware components powering "the basement server room" with continuous open-source and Linux benchmarking, here's a list of the key components that have made it thus far.
30 April 2015 - Benchmark Server Room - 1 Comment

The New Linux Performance Test Lab Is Already Being Expanded

It was just last month that our new, large-scale test farm was completed while already it's being expanded... Another 42U rack is being added to allow for more systems to go through rigorous benchmarking via the Phoronix Test Suite's Phoromatic.
23 April 2015 - More Systems! - 6 Comments

ACPI For 64-bit ARM Proposed For Linux 4.1

Going back many months there's been work on adding ACPI support to ARM64/AArch64. That long journey may now be wrapping up with a pending pull request for landing full ACPI support for 64-bit ARM in Linux 4.1.
23 April 2015 - ARM64 ACPI - 7 Comments

Linux 4.1 Supports Annapurna's Alpine & Other ARM Platform Work

There's yet more to talk about with regard to the Linux 4.1 kernel and some of the latest patches queued up for merging are the numerous ARM improvements.
22 April 2015 - ARM Platform

My Favorite Computer Desk Of The Past Decade For Less Than $100

My favorite computer desk of the past decade, and arguably my favorite ever, is back on sale and costing less than $100. In the past few years I've bought at least eight of them according to my transaction history and I continue to be very pleased by their quality and price.
22 April 2015 - Less Than $100 - 19 Comments

Linux GPU Switching For Apple's MacBook Pro, Revised

For those running Linux on Apple MacBook Pro laptops that have both Intel HD Graphics and a discrete NVIDIA GPU, there's new patches underway for proper GPU switching support.
21 April 2015 - GPU Switching - 7 Comments

6-Disk ZFS On Linux RAID Server Benchmarks

With the recent big update to ZFS On Linux I've begun running some new ZFS Linux file-system tests. Today are just some preliminary numbers from running ZOL 0.6.4 with various RAID levels across six 300GB H106030SDSUN300G 10K RPM SAS drives.
21 April 2015 - ZFS On Linux - 12 Comments

Linux-Powered Endless Computer Raises $100k+ In A Few Days

Launched this week on Kickstarters was Endless Computers, a $169 Linux PC for the developing world. Quite quickly the project has already surpassed its $100k USD goal.
18 April 2015 - Endless Computers - 28 Comments

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