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NVIDIA Publishes New PTX Back-End For LLVM

NVIDIA this week announced their release of the "NVPTX" back-end for LLVM with the hope to replace the existing PTX (Parallel Thread Execution) back-end inside this compiler infrastructure. This open-source code coming out of NVIDIA is based upon their internal sources.
28 April 2012 - NVPTX - 3 Comments

NVIDIA Confirms Linux Driver Problems

Yesterday I reported on it appearing the 295.40 NVIDIA Linux driver effectively fell off a cliff with a range of performance regressions, stability issues, and other problems. This issue has been confirmed by NVIDIA and they're working to address the situation.
17 April 2012 - NVIDIA 295.40 - 5 Comments

Did The NVIDIA 295.40 Linux Driver Fall Off A Cliff?

While the NVIDIA 295.40 Linux graphics driver closes a high-risk security vulnerability, there's many reports coming in that the proprietary driver's performance has effectively fallen off a cliff and also caused stability issues.
16 April 2012 - Dropping Hard - 19 Comments

A NVIDIA Tegra 2 DRM/KMS Driver Tips Up

Besides a binary driver update from the GeForce/Quadro camp coming out today, a basic DRM/KMS driver for NVIDIA's ARM-based Tegra 2 SOC has appeared this morning.
11 April 2012 - TEGRA-DRM - 6 Comments

NVIDIA 295.40 Closes High-Risk Security Flaw

NVIDIA's Linux team this morning announced the immediate release of the 295.40 Linux driver. There aren't many changes for this release compared to the recent 295.33 driver release, but it does address a high-risk security vulnerability.
11 April 2012 - NVIDIA Linux Driver - 16 Comments

Gdev: A Competitive Open-Source CUDA Implementation

Shinpei Kato, the developer that last year at XDC2011 Chicago presented TimeGraph as an open-source GPU Linux command scheduler and PathScale's GPGPU run-time, has something new to share. Shinpei's latest project is Gdev, which comes down to being an open-source CUDA implementation that's competitive to NVIDIA's proprietary stack.
29 March 2012 - Gdev - 6 Comments

NVIDIA Releases 295.33; Kepler Gallium3D Soon

On the same-day as releasing the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 as the first GeForce graphics card based upon the new Kepler architecture, there's a binary driver update from NVIDIA that ushers in the official Kepler Linux support. There's also more surprising news out of the reverse-engineering Nouveau camp, on top of their surprises earlier today.
22 March 2012 - NVIDIA GeForce 600 - 10 Comments

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 "Kepler" On Linux?

NVIDIA has finally introduced their first Kepler-based graphics card: the GeForce GTX 680. The new Kepler graphics architecture is an exciting successor to Fermi, but how well does this new graphics processor work under Linux? Here's a glimpse in what to expect for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 600 series on Linux.
22 March 2012 - GeForce GTX 680 - 33 Comments

NVIDIA Tegra 3 Makes For Fast Ubuntu On ARM

Here are the first set of Phoronix.com benchmarks of the quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3. Needless to say, four Cortex-A9s combined with NVIDIA graphics leads to a fairly fast ARMv7 experience when running Ubuntu Linux.
17 March 2012 - cardhu - 12 Comments

NVIDIA Is Joining The Linux Foundation

NVIDIA will be joining the Linux Foundation, per an announcement coming out in the morning. But for open-source Linux fans, will this be a reason to rejoice about NVIDIA potentially moving forward with open-source drivers? Don't break out the champagne quite yet.
7 March 2012 - Rejoice? - 18 Comments

State Of NVIDIA's VDPAU, A New Community List

Now that NVIDIA's Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix (VDPAU) has a public list, will NVIDIA be engaging more with the open-source driver community?
25 February 2012 - VDPAU - 1 Comment

There's Hope For DMA-BUF With Non-GPL Drivers

There's some resurrected hope for the kernel symbols of the DMA-BUF buffer sharing mechanism to be not restricted to only GPL drivers, which started off as a request by NVIDIA. This could lead to better NVIDIA Optimus support under Linux, among other benefits.
20 February 2012 - DMA-BUF - 43 Comments

NVIDIA Releases 295.20 Linux Drivers

NVIDIA this morning formally released the 295.20 display drivers for Linux x86/x86_64.
13 February 2012 - New Release - 39 Comments

NVIDIA Releases New Driver For X.Org Server 1.12

Last week NVIDIA released a new beta Linux driver that is supportive of X.Org Server 1.12.
6 February 2012 - It's Here - 4 Comments

NVIDIA's LLVM CUDA Compiler: Open-Source, 10% Faster

Back in December there was an announcement from NVIDIA that they would open-source their CUDA compiler based upon the LLVM back-end. NVIDIA today released their new CUDA implementation that's based upon LLVM. Besides being open-source, which will allow it to be ported to new (non-NVIDIA) architectures/hardware, there's also a measurable speed boost in the switch over to LLVM.
26 January 2012 - Speed Boost - 10 Comments

NVIDIA Talks Of Optimus Possibilities For Linux

A NVIDIA Linux engineer is trying to work on code that could lead to official Optimus support under Linux, but there's a catch... And it falls outside of NVIDIA Corp as the fate of this multi-GPU notebook feature could now fall with the Linux kernel developers.
25 January 2012 - But Kernel Shit - 124 Comments

Bumblebee Has Tumbleweed For NVIDIA Optimus On Linux

Bumblebee 3.0 "Tumbleweed" has been released as an updated (and unofficial) way of handling NVIDIA Optimus technology under Linux.
20 January 2012 - Bumblebee 3.0 - 9 Comments

NVIDIA Open-Sources Its CUDA Compiler

It's not often that there's open-source news to report from the NVIDIA camp, but there's some great news this morning. NVIDIA Corp has open-sourced its CUDA compiler!
14 December 2011 - Hell Yes! - 13 Comments

NVIDIA Releases 290.10 Linux Graphics Driver

NVIDIA announced yesterday the 290.10 Linux graphics driver with numerous changes.
22 November 2011 - NVIDIA Linux - 2 Comments

NVIDIA's OpenGL Shader Disk Cache For Linux

One of the features that NVIDIA introduced in the 290.03 Beta Linux driver that was released on Friday is support for an OpenGL shader disk cache.
23 October 2011 - Feature - 10 Comments

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