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Mining Monero On The CPU & Ethereum On The GPU

Following his recent article about Mining Ethereum With AMD Threadrippers Paired With Four RX Vega 64 GPUs, Phoronix German reader Thomas Frech is back with another guest post. This time he's talking about his adventures about mining the Monero crypto-currency on the CPU while using the GPUs for Ethereum mining.

21 October 2017 - Monero-Ethereum - 24 Comments
More AMDGPU DC + RadeonSI/RADV vs. NVIDIA Linux OpenGL+Vulkan Benchmarks

Last week I published the Radeon RX Vega Performance With Mesa 17.3-dev + LLVM 6 + drm-next-4.15-dc article offering a fresh look at the RX Vega 56/64 Linux performance using the new AMDGPU DC code that's likely to be merged in Linux 4.15. As well, the latest Mesa 17.3-dev Git code built against LLVM 6.0 SVN while all compared to the latest NVIDIA driver. Out of that article came some premium requests to see a larger comparison, so here that is.

5 October 2017 - Fresh Numbers - 21 Comments
USB 3.2 Specification Published

It's been known another USB spec update was being worked on as "USB 3.2" while a few days ago this specification update was made official.

27 September 2017 - USB 3.2 - 60 Comments
The State Of The VC4 Driver Stack, Early Work On VC5

Eric Anholt of Broadcom just finished presenting at XDC2017 Mountain View on the state of the VC4 driver stack most notably used by the Raspberry Pi devices. Additionally, he also shared about his early work on the VC5 driver for next-generation Broadcom graphics.

21 September 2017 - XDC2017 - 3 Comments
Purism's Librem 5 Smartphone Crosses $200k In Funding

In two weeks now Purism has managed to raise over $200,000 USD towards their dream of building a privacy/free-software-minded smartphone running their own custom Linux-based software stack. But they remain a long ways to go from their $1.5 MM goal.

7 September 2017 - Long Ways To Go - 8 Comments
Sound Updates Ready To Be Heard On Linux 4.14

Takashi Iwai of SUSE has mailed in his sound driver updates for the Linux 4.14 kernel. This time around there isn't too many speaker-shattering changes, but a wide range of fixes and a few notable changes.

6 September 2017 - Linux 4.14 Sound Drivers - 10 Comments
Purism Highlights Challenges During Coreboot Development

Taking a brief break from their Librem 5 smartphone campaign, there's a new Purism blog post today that explains at length why this summer's Librem laptop shipments were delayed due to a pesky Coreboot bug lasting weeks and what it took to come to a workaround.

29 August 2017 - Unbootable Systems - 24 Comments

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