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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 - 56 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
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
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
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 - Add A Comment
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
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 - 7 Comments
The Improv ARM Board Still Isn't Shipping; Riding A Dead Horse?

Announced last year was an open-source ARM development board running Mer with an aim of supporting X.Org and Wayland based environments and would be powerful enough to run KDE's Plasma Active environment. The Improv is now three months past its original ship-date and there's no indication of the low-end dual-core Cortex-A7 + 1GB RAM hardware shipping anytime soon.

18 April 2014 - Improv - 9 Comments

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