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Qualcomm Announces The Snapdragon 800

Another hardware announcement from the Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas is Qualcomm announcing the Snapdragon 600 and 800 series processors.

8 January 2013 - Snapdragon 800 - 4 Comments
David Airlie Announces "Reverse Optimus" Multi-GPU

David Airlie has announced work on "Reverse Optimus", which is a new approach he's taking for poking laptops with multiple GPUs, namely the NVIDIA Optimus laptops with a discrete NVIDIA GPU and integrated Intel graphics.

7 January 2013 - Reverse Optimus - Add A Comment
Ubuntu Linux For Mobile Phones Announced

Canonical officially announced Ubuntu Phone OS today, it's attempt at pushing the popular desktop Linux distribution onto mobile devices. However, for the moment, if you're just an end-user don't get too excited.

2 January 2013 - Ubuntu Phone OS - 49 Comments
Samsung Exynos DRM Prepares For New Kernel

Yet more to report on with Linux 3.8... Samsung developers responsible for the Exynos DRM graphics driver component have readied their exynos-drm-next tree for pulling with new features.

14 December 2012 - Linux 3.8 Happenings - Add A Comment
Thunderbolt Support Still Has Problems On Linux

While there were some initial problems with Thunderbolt support on Linux, most of the early problems with the new technology have been worked out with recent kernel updates. Unfortunately, some problems remain with this high-speed I/O interface.

14 December 2012 - Thunderbolt - 10 Comments
Freedreno Gallium3D Driver Begins To Work

The open-source Freedreno driver that is a reverse-engineered software stack for Qualcomm's Adreno/Snapdragon graphics processor continues to quickly hit new milestones. The Freedreno Gallium3D driver that's been worked on for the past month is beginning to function.

11 December 2012 - Gallium3D - 6 Comments
Loongson Hardware Is Still A Tough Find

While the Loongson MIPS64 CPUs have been available for a while now as a Linux-friendly chip, they are still tough to find in the western countries. New benchmarks reveal that the ARM SoCs are becoming a much more compelling offer for those caring about performance.

10 December 2012 - Loongson - 12 Comments
New MIPS Architecture Does Virtualization, SIMD

MIPS Release 5 was announced today as a new MIPS processor architecture that encompasses MIPS32, MIPS64, and microMIPS instruction set architectures. MIPS "R5" brings in two years of work to deliver new processor features.

6 December 2012 - MIPS Release 5 - 6 Comments
Freedreno GPU Driver Still Being Actively Developed

While there hasn't been much to report on with the open-source Freedreno driver in recent months -- a reverse-engineered attempt at creating a free 3D driver for Qualcomm's Adreno/Snapdragon graphics processor -- it's still being developed with new Git commits continuing to be common.

5 December 2012 - Freedreno - 3 Comments
Samsung's Exynos DRM Driver Keeps Advancing

In addition to the Samsung Exynos ARM SoCs being really attractive right now due to the impressive performance of the A15-based Exynos 5 Dual, the hardware is also nice for its open-source DRM graphics driver that keeps advancing.

29 November 2012 - Exynos - 6 Comments
Linux Users Might See A PowerVR Holiday Surprise

It seems the binary curtain among ARM graphics vendors may finally be falling. Aside from NVIDIA contributing to the open-source Tegra DRM driver and other interesting actions recently in the ARM Linux space, Imagination Technologies may finally becoming more open. It's looking like there may be a surprise open-source play out of Imagination for PowerVR graphics in the near future.

25 November 2012 - AMD Linux - 15 Comments
Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A15 Linux Benchmarks Continue

After having a few more days to run and benchmark the Samsung Chromebook, it continues to be a very interesting notebook computer. For $250 USD this notebook packs a Samsung Exynos 5 Dual SoC, which bears a dual-core 1.7GHz ARMv7 Cortex-A15 processor and delivers rather good performance results. Here's some more performance numbers when loading up the Chromebook with Ubuntu Linux.

24 November 2012 - Linux Benchmarks - 5 Comments
Samsung Arndale Board Exynos 5 Dual Benchmarks

The Arndale Board is a dual-core ARMv7 development board built around the Exynos 5 Dual SoC, which features the new ARM Cortex-A15. As shown in yesterday's Samsung Chromebook benchmarks on Linux, the Exynos 5 Dual packs very good performance for being a low-power ARM chip.

21 November 2012 - Samsung Arndale - 6 Comments
Lenovo UEFI Only Wants To Boot Windows, RHEL

It turns out that for at least one of Lenovo's computer models, their UEFI implementation is explicitly checking for Windows or Red Hat Enterprise Linux and refusing to boot the UEFI-installed system if neither operating system is reported.

16 November 2012 - Lenovo - 33 Comments
NVIDIA, AMD Push High Performance GPUs

With SuperComputing's SC12 conference kicking off today in Salt Lake City, AMD and NVIDIA have both come out with their new high-end GPU products for compute purposes.

12 November 2012 - Super Computing - 1 Comment

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