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In continuation of this morning's article about Turning A Basement Into A Big Linux Server Room that detailed my month-long process of building out the new Linux automated benchmark server room, here's details on the software deployment side.
29 March 2015 - Phoromatic - 2 Comments
When constantly benchmarking dozens of systems daily in a fully-automated manner there's one issue particularly on Ubuntu that's proved over the past few months to be most annoying...
26 March 2015 - Silly Booting Issue - 23 Comments
While Allwinner has been caught violating the (L)GPL and resulted in obfuscating their code and playing around with their advertised licenses, now this ARM vendor is taking things a step further.
25 March 2015 - Open-Source Jerks - 32 Comments
Libinput 0.13 was released today as one of the final steps before Libinput 1.0.
24 March 2015 - libinput - 3 Comments
A new Apple Mac Mini happened to arrive at Phoronix that sports Intel Iris Graphics. It's now time to start benchmarking this Apple system with Intel Core i5 processor and run some comparative tests against Linux.
22 March 2015 - OS X vs. Linux vs. Windows? - 32 Comments
Allwinner has yet to clarify their license position on their media codec code or fully open up their encode/decode library for that matter when it's fairly clear they're violating the GPL and recently they've been trying to cover it up by obfuscating their binaries.
21 March 2015 - Allwinner - 2 Comments
Allwinner is pushing their way to the top of the list of companies hated by the open-source community...
19 March 2015 - Allwinner Debacle - 32 Comments
The ColorHug ALS is an ambient light sensor developed by Richard Hughes to dynamically control the brightness of laptop panels -- for laptops that don't have a built-in light sensor for said purpose.
17 March 2015 - ColorHug ALS - 2 Comments
The HSA Foundation yesterday announced the official v1.0 release of their Heterogeneous System Architecture specification.
17 March 2015 - HSA 1.0 - 8 Comments
Qualcomm announced the DragonBoard 410c yesterday as their first design in compliance with Linaro's 96Boards standard. The DragonBoard 410c will be available to developers this summer and be powered by Qualcomm's 64-bit Snapdragon SoC.
13 March 2015 - DragonBoard 410c - 21 Comments
A Phoronix reader pointed out this weekend the Nyuzi Processor, an GPL/LGPL-licensed design that's inspired by Intel's failed Larrabee graphics processor design. The Nyuzi Processor is fully open-source with its Verilog, documentation, tests, compiler/tools, etc.
9 March 2015 - LGPL GPGPU - 14 Comments
Qualcomm's Innovation Center continues contributing to the open-source MDP DRM driver that started out as a reverse-engineered display driver for Qualcomm's ARM SoCs via Rob Clark as part of the Freedreno project.
6 March 2015 - Qualcomm - 3 Comments
Announced last month was the HiKey 8-core 64-bit ARM development board being based upon the HiSilicon Cortex-A53 SoC. This HiKey board came out of 96Boards as the first certified board by the Linaro Community Board Group. I happen to have some early benchmarks of this eight-core AArch64 development board running Linaro/Debian.
6 March 2015 - HiKey ARM Cortex-A53 Board - 7 Comments
Valve has started showing off the Steam Controller and the many different Steam Machines within the Steam Store.
5 March 2015 - Steam Machines - 47 Comments
Here's another update on the construction of the new Linux benchmarking test farm.
5 March 2015 - Construction Update - 7 Comments
Our friends at Ubuntu PC vendor System76 yesterday revealed their Meerkat Ubuntu desktop system.
4 March 2015 - System76 Meerkat - 1 Comment
It's been a week since Allwinner's most recent proof of violating of the (L)GPL license for FFmpeg and libVP6. In the week since, they haven't rectified the issue but today just slapped in a LICENSE file saying the non-existent code is LGPL.
4 March 2015 - GPL Violations - 17 Comments
A few days after receiving the revised specifications for the "MJ Tech" Ubuntu Tablet, I've received their pricing information for this tablet that will hopefully ship later in the year.
3 March 2015 - Ubuntu Tablet Pricing - 1 Comment
While hearing "PowerVR" tend to make Linux users cringe over memories of past Linux driver issues with Imagination's binary blobs, Imagination is among the vendors now experimenting with the new Vulkan graphics API and SPIR-V IR. Imagination too has already put out one of the first demos using this new graphics API.
3 March 2015 - PowerVR Vulkan - 10 Comments
Our new Linux benchmarking test farm that's much cleaner and more organized than the current implementation shown at LinuxBenchmarking.com is a step closer to reality. By the end of this week this new farm controlled by Phoromatic and powered by OpenBenchmarking.org and the Phoronix Test Suite should be powered up.
2 March 2015 - Test Farm - 10 Comments
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