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NVIDIA Confirms It's Acquiring Mellanox

While earlier this month it looked like Intel was going to be the likely suitor to Mellanox Technologies, NVIDIA has managed to edge out Intel and the others bidding for the networking chip provider.

11 March 2019 - NVIDIA + Mellanox - 37 Comments
NVIDIA Has Been Working On A New Fortran "f18" Compiler It Wants To Contribute To LLVM

NVIDIA for a while now has been working on the Flang compiler as an open-source Fortran compiler built atop the LLVM infrastructure and inspired by the Clang C/C++ compiler front-end. Recently though they began a ground-up rewrite of Flang using modern C++ and that effort is now known as f18 and they are looking to mainline this new Fortran compiler front-end.

1 March 2019 - NVIDIA F18 - 14 Comments
VDPAU Library 1.2 Released With HEVC 4:4:4 Support

While NVIDIA may be divesting from the Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix (VDPAU) in favor of their NVENC/NVDEC APIs that are part of the NVIDIA Video Codec SDK, they do continue maintaining the VDPAU library (libvdpau) at least for the time being.

28 February 2019 - libvdpau 1.2 - 2 Comments
Linux-Firmware Adds Signed NVIDIA Firmware Binaries For Turing's Type-C Controller

While we are still waiting on NVIDIA to publish the signed firmware images for Turing GPUs in order to bring-up 3D hardware acceleration on the GeForce RTX 2000 series graphics cards with the open-source Nouveau driver, today they did post the signed firmware image files for their Type-C controller found on these new GPUs.

13 February 2019 - Type-C Firmware Blobs - 8 Comments
NVIDIA Video Codec SDK 9.0 Officially Released

Since the start of December the NVIDIA Video Codec SDK 9.0 update has been available in the company's early access program while now this SDK with the NVENC/NVDEC APIs has rolled out as stable.

12 February 2019 - NVIDIA Video Codec SDK 9.0 - 2 Comments
NVIDIA's VDPAU Picks Up HEVC 4:4:4 Support

While NVIDIA is no longer active promoting their Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix "VDPAU" in favor of the cross-platform, CUDA-focused Video Codec SDK with NVENC/NVDEC, the VDPAU library still sees some rare activity from time to time.

11 February 2019 - NVIDIA VDPAU - 9 Comments
NVIDIA Linux Beta Rolling Out "G-SYNC Compatible" FreeSync Monitor Support

Earlier this month at CES was the surprise announcement that NVIDIA would be effectively rolling out FreeSync display support for Pascal GPUs and newer with forthcoming driver updates. There's been that support on Windows while beginning today that tear-free, gaming-focused display tech will also be working on Linux.

30 January 2019 - NVIDIA 418.30 - 19 Comments
NVIDIA's 2018 Linux Highlights Included Some Open-Source Milestones, But Not Many

Besides the launch of their successful RTX "Turing" graphics cards, releasing the exciting Jetson AGX Xavier board, and other hardware initiatives, the green giant continued work on their flagship Linux graphics driver that while proprietary continues offering effectively the same feature set and performance as their Windows driver. They did make some open-source surprises this year, but not nearly as many as many in the community would have liked to see.

30 December 2018 - NVIDIA Linux 2018 - 13 Comments

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