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What The DRM/KMS "Atomic" Push Is All About

You have more than likely read about the atomic push by DRM/KMS drivers over the past few years. If you still are craving to learn more about it, here's the perfect opportunity.

8 February 2016 - Atomic Mode-Setting - 1 Comment
Linux Benchmarks Of The C.H.I.P. $9 Computer

While Next Thing Co is still working to fulfill orders on the C.H.I.P. $9 computer over the next several months, I noticed that some benchmarks of this cheap Raspberry Pi competitor have begun appearing on OpenBenchmarking.org via the Phoronix Test Suite. Here are some of those benchmark results for this ARB single-board computer.

5 February 2016 - CHIP $9 - 5 Comments
The Talos Secure Workstation Is A High-Performance Libre System

Raptor Engineering is working on the Talos Secure Workstation, which is being advertised as a high-performance, open-to-the-firmware system that is much better than the commonly antiquated "freed" x86 systems. However, getting a high-performance, free software friendly workstation doesn't come cheap.

5 February 2016 - Talos Workstation - 29 Comments
Tiling The Linux Benchmarking Server Room For Lower Temperatures

Two weeks back I wrote about Brainstorming Further Cooling Improvements To The Linux Benchmarking Room with the idea of replacing the vinyl floor tiles and underlayment and using porcelain tiles directly on the concrete slab for helping to absorb some of the heat during the coming summer months. That project is moving forward.

31 January 2016 - Floor TIles - 21 Comments
GFXBench 4.0 Released For Linux

A popular graphics benchmark particularly for iOS and Android users has been GFXBench to measure the performance of the graphics processor. GFXBench supports OpenGL and OpenGL ES, but while it has long supported Android, only today is the company now supporting non-Android Linux platforms.

21 January 2016 - GFXBench 4.0 - 13 Comments
The Airtop Is One Of The Coolest Linux-Friendly PCs Ever For Enthusiasts

How would you like a powerful PC that is all passively cooled -- thanks to a special design, able to naturally dissipate 200 Watts -- that can drive four 4K displays, four hard disks, multiple Ethernet ports, can handle a discrete graphics card, and is made of aluminum? Oh yeah, and is from a Linux-friendly company.

14 January 2016 - Airtop - 44 Comments

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