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Cavium ThunderX: 2.5 GHz, 48 Core ARMv8 SoC

Cavium has announced their "ThunderX" SoC family during Computex this week as "the world's highest performing and power optimized 64-bit ARM-based server SoC." The Cavium ThunderX has 48 ARMv8 cores!
5 June 2014 - ARM HPC - 9 Comments

Thermal Issues Appear To Cause My ASUS Zenbook Linux Woes

As I've expressed on Twitter and in a past article I've run into some tough times recently with the ASUS Zenbook UX301LAA ultrabook under Linux. ASUS wasn't of much help and after further system reboots, the issue appears to be heat-related with this Intel Haswell ultrabook.
3 June 2014 - ASUS Zenbook - 41 Comments

VESA Releases DockPort Standard To Compete With Thunderbolt

VESA has released the DockPort standard today from Computex that's an extension of the DisplayPort interface and allows for USB data and power charging capabilities as a royalty-free, industry standard.
2 June 2014 - DockPort - 23 Comments

Samsung Finally Launches Its First Tizen Smartphone

With Computex Taipei happening this week and the Tizen Developer Conference starting tomorrow in San Francisco, Samsung has finally announced their first Tizen smartphone. The Samsung Z is this forthcoming Tizen phone.
2 June 2014 - Samsung Z - 62 Comments

OpenPandora Design Files Get Open-Sourced

The design files to the Pandora Linux gaming handheld computer is now open-sourced for non-commercial use.
1 June 2014 - OpenPandora - 12 Comments

The Dirty List Of GPUs With Open-Source Drivers Gone Wildly Wrong

This morning I shared the list of the 60+ graphics cards being tested under Linux for a set of very interesting articles coming up in the days ahead in this massive Linux graphics comparison in celebration of Phoronix.com's 10th birthday next week. While all of the graphics cards were tried, with the open-source drivers there were notable failures with both the AMD Radeon and Nouveau drivers.
31 May 2014 - Notes - 50 Comments

The 60+ GPUs For The Biggest-Ever Linux GPU Comparison

There's some very interesting tests that will be published on Phoronix in the next few days... Including the results from testing 65 different graphics cards under Linux with varying software stacks.
31 May 2014 - Comparison - 13 Comments

I Miss My MacBook Pro, Buggy Iris Graphics Gives Headaches

As many Phoronix readers will recall, I switched from a Retina MacBook Pro to an ASUS Zenbook Prime ultrabook. After overcoming some issues, the setup was nice, but I'm already having some regrets and issues.
28 May 2014 - ASUS Zenbook - 68 Comments

Apple Thunderbolt Driver Might Be Added To Linux 3.16 Kernel

An open-source Thunderbolt driver for supporting Apple MacBooks might be added to the Linux 3.16 kernel.
26 May 2014 - Linux 3.16 - 1 Comment

Improv Open ARM Board Failure Leads To A Ton Of In-Fighting

Earlier this month I wrote about it looking like the Mer-powered Improv ARM board will not ship and now it's even more clear about the libre hardware project's dire situation with just open fights going on between the project and its former hardware supplier.
24 May 2014 - Improv - 18 Comments

LVM Has A New Disk Cache Feature

Complementing BCache, Flashcache, and DM-Cache, the Logical Volume Manager (LVM) has another new cache method for Linux systems.
23 May 2014 - LVM - 1 Comment

The Neo900 Phone Project Is Still Happening

The Neo900 project remains an effort to provide a motherboard replacement for the once-popular Nokia N900 smart-phone while carrying on the tradition of the OpenMoko project.
22 May 2014 - Neo900 - 15 Comments

Other Ways To Optimize Your Linux Battery Life

After writing recently about the PowerTOP 2.6 release and mentioning that some new power consumption/efficiency tests were in the works at Phoronix, a few readers wrote in asking about other ways to extend their battery life under Linux.
21 May 2014 - Battery - 15 Comments

Open-Source DisplayPort MST Is Under Review

For many weeks now David Airlie at Red Hat has been working on DisplayPort MST (Multi-Stream Transport) for the open-source Linux graphics stack while this code is now getting into shape.
21 May 2014 - Multi-Stream Transport

Matthew Garrett: How-To Drive Developers From OS X To Linux

Linux kernel developer Matthew Garrett is out with a new blog post to end out the weekend. This latest post isn't about Linux UEFI problems or the like, but his observations from the OpenStack Summit about the most popular laptop vendor being Apple even though OpenStack is mostly about Linux deployments...
19 May 2014 - Developer Experience - 241 Comments

System76's Bonobo Extreme Tries For Extreme Performance

One of the newest laptops out of System76, the well known hardware vendor in Linux circles for their Ubuntu support, is the latest version of their Bonobo Extreme. While the laptop weighs 8.6 lbs / 3.9 kg, it does aim to offer extreme Linux performance.
15 May 2014 - Extreme Linux - 11 Comments

Coreboot Now Supports The Lenovo Thinkpad T520

There's been a lot of new hardware to become supported by Coreboot lately while the newest addition is the handling of the Lenovo Thinkpad T520.
13 May 2014 - Open-Source BIOS - 4 Comments

VESA Adds Adaptive-Sync To DisplayPort 1.2a Specification

The VESA association has added "Adaptive-Sync" to the DisplayPort 1.2a video interface specification. Adaptive-Sync is a vendor-neutral way of having a dynamic/adaptive refresh-rate and similar to NVIDIA's G-Sync.
12 May 2014 - Adaptive-Sync - 19 Comments

Coreboot Keeps Getting Better Bay Trail Support

After Google Chrome OS developers committed a lot more of Intel's Bay Trail support for Coreboot earlier this week, more Bay Trail related code has kept landing for this open-source BIOS/UEFI alternative.
9 May 2014 - Bay Trail

It Looks Unlikely The Improv ARM Mer-Running Board Will Ship

Back in the middle of April I wrote about the Improv ARM development board not yet shipping and many of the early pre-order customers being frustrated that the open-source-friendly hardware still isn't shipping months past its original ship date. Since then, there's still been no official update and it looks like one of their suppliers isn't even working with them anymore.
7 May 2014 - Improv - 6 Comments

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