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    Phoronix: Habana Labs Goya AI Processor Support Queued For Linux 5.1

    Published back in January were initial open-source kernel driver patches for Habana Labs' Goya processor intended for accelerating deep learning workloads. This new Habana Labs kernel driver will debut with the mainline Linux 5.1 kernel...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ator-Linux-5.1

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    Strange names for unsettling hardware.

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      Waiting for the Gaudi, and I hope they have public pricing and availability at least for that.

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        What the "char" means in the tree? Misc is for miscellaneous, but the "char" I can't figure it out

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          Originally posted by andrei_me View Post
          What the "char" means in the tree? Misc is for miscellaneous, but the "char" I can't figure it out
          ...as opposed to a Linux block device. This one isn't accessed in dicrete blocks (isn't accessed by sector), it just gets a stream of GPU (-like) commands sent to it.
          i.e.: it accepts stream of bytes (= "char" in C/C++).
          hence the "char" name of that family in the linux kernel.

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