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    Phoronix: NVIDIA Bringing Up Open-Source Volta GPU Support For Their Xavier SoC

    While NVIDIA doesn't contribute much open-source Linux driver code as it concerns their desktop GPUs (though they have been ramping up documentation), when it comes to Tegra/embedded is where they have contributed improvements and new hardware support to Nouveau and associated driver code in the past several years. NVIDIA's open-source Tegra/embedded contributions come as a result of customer demand/requirements. Their latest work is preparing to finally bring-up the "GV11B" Volta graphics found within last year's Tegra Xavier SoC...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...V11B-Volta-Xav

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    Nvidia benefits Nvidia.

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    • #3
      Great! What about the actual Volta/Turing GPUs?

      Xavier
      oh.........

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ezst036 View Post
        Nvidia benefits Nvidia.
        AMD and Intel benefit the people.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by tildearrow View Post

          AMD and Intel benefit the p̶e̶o̶p̶l̶e̶ open source community.
          FTFY.

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          • #6
            any bets on how many years before nvidia switches to gallium by default?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by pal666 View Post
              any bets on how many years before nvidia switches to gallium by default?
              all of them.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by pal666 View Post
                any bets on how many years before nvidia switches to gallium by default?
                There is nothing NVIDIA would gain from switching to Gallium.
                Michael Larabel
                http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by chithanh View Post
                  FTFY.
                  Please note that this is true on the Windows side too. NVIDIA has already fooled and hurt its customers many times (e.g. GeForce Experience and the GPP).

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