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Blender 2.82 Performance With The NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Laptop Performance

For those looking to work on Blender 3D modeling from a laptop, having a NVIDIA RTX graphics processor can do wonders with the OptiX back-end for dramatically speeding up render times. Here is a look at how the different back-ends compare when running the HP ZBook 17 G6 mobile workstation with Quadro RTX 5000 graphics.

21 March 2020 - Blender 2.82 - 5 Comments
Linux Kernel Seeing Patches For NVIDIA's Proprietary Tegra Partition Table

As an obstacle for upstreaming some particularly older NVIDIA Tegra devices (namely those running Android) is that they have GPT entry at the wrong location or lacking at all for boot support. That missing or botched GPT support is because those older devices make use of a NVIDIA proprietary/closed-source table format. As such, support for this proprietary NVIDIA Tegra Partition Table is being worked on for the Linux kernel to provide better upstream kernel support on these consumer devices.

26 February 2020 - TegraPT - 13 Comments
Codeplay Brings SYCL, Intel DPC++ To NVIDIA GPUs

Codeplay announced last year they were working on an open-source layer for running Intel's oneAPI and Data Parallel C++ on NVIDIA GPUs and as part of that supporting Khronos' SYCL on NVIDIA hardware. Today they revealed more details on this achievement and new software layer.

3 February 2020 - SYCL On NVIDIA - 3 Comments
NVIDIA Contributes Much Less To The Linux Kernel Than Intel Or AMD

Yesterday I put together some statistics on the AMD vs. Intel contributions to the upstream Linux kernel during the 2010s, but a request coming in off that was how do NVIDIA's contributions compare. Here is a look at the NVIDIA contributions to the Linux kernel over the past decade.

24 January 2020 - NVIDIA Contributions - 59 Comments
NVIDIA Launches Open-Source Video Processing Framework For Python

NVIDIA's "VideoProcessingFramework" is an open-source set of C++ libraries that are wrapped around by Python bindings for interacting with their closed-source Video Codec SDK. The function of this framework is to make it easy to exploit GPU-accelerated video encode/decode from Python.

16 December 2019 - NVIDIA Video Processing Framework - 26 Comments
NVIDIA Looks To Have Some Sort Of Open-Source Driver Announcement For 2020

Start looking forward to March when NVIDIA looks to have some sort of open-source driver initiative to announce -- likely contributing more to Nouveau and we're crossing our fingers they will have sorted out the signed firmware situation to unblock those developers from delivering re-clocking support to yield better driver performance.

5 December 2019 - NVIDIA Open-Source - 96 Comments
NVIDIA DP MST Audio To Begin Working With The Linux 5.5 Kernel

While the official NVIDIA Linux driver has worked well with DisplayPort Multi-Stream Transport (DP MST) setups for years now for driving large displays, audio hasn't worked under Linux for NVIDIA's driver in this combination. But with the upcoming Linux 5.5 cycle that will be addressed.

21 November 2019 - NVIDIA DP-MST Audio - 1 Comment
NVIDIA 390.132 Linux Driver Released For Legacy Fermi Support

Not nearly as exciting as the recent NVIDIA 440 Linux driver series going stable but for those with older Fermi graphics cards and wanting to use the latest NVIDIA binary driver experience, their 390 series legacy driver series has been updated.

8 November 2019 - NVIDIA Legacy Driver - 1 Comment
NVIDIA Launches Jetson Xavier NX As 70x45mm 10~15 Watt "AI Supercomputer"

NVIDIA announced today the newest member of the Jetson family: the Xavier NX as "the world's smallest supercomputer" coming in at smaller than the size of a credit/debit card. This mini supercomputer can deliver 21 TOPS for modern AI workloads while consuming less than 10 Watts or optionally a higher-performance 15 Watt mode.

6 November 2019 - NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX - 13 Comments

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