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PHP 5.3 To PHP 7.4 Performance Benchmarks On AMD EPYC

With the big PHP 7.4.0 release due out next week, yesterday we published our PHP 7.4.0 benchmarks using the near-final build for this annual update to PHP. Those benchmarks compared previous releases as far back as PHP 5.6. But out of curiosity after that article I went to do some benchmarks going back to PHP 5.3 through PHP 7.4 and PHP 8.0-dev.

22 November 2019 - PHP 5.3 To PHP 7.4 (Plus 8.0-dev) - 5 Comments
GitLab Had Begun Planning To Track Its Users But Quickly Changed Course

While many fled from GitHub to GitLab following Microsoft acquiring the code hosting service, GitLab has come under a bit of fire of its own with plans they had been working on around telemetry support that would begin tracking its users and potentially sharing the data with third-party firms.

30 October 2019 - GitLab Telemetry - 20 Comments
Imagination Getting Behind Open-Source SYCL Libraries For TensorFlow

The SYCL train continues rolling: besides this single-source high-level C++ target for OpenCL playing a big role at Intel with their forthcoming oneAPI and as part of that also working on SYCL LLVM support for upstream, new SYCL learning courses, and other industry adoption around this Khronos standard, Imagination Technologies is getting behind it in at least one way.

24 October 2019 - SYCL TensorFlow - 2 Comments
Codeplay Launches Open-Source 'SYCL Academy' To Learn This Increasingly Popular Standard

While SYCL has been around for five years as a Khronos standard providing a single-source C++ programming model for exploiting OpenCL, it has yet to reach its prime but demand for it is picking up with Intel working to upstream their SYCL back-end in LLVM, SYCL becoming part of their programming model with oneAPI and Xe Graphics, and other vendors also jumping on the SYCL bandwagon. Codeplay has now provided an open-source SYCL learning code for those interested in this higher-level alternative to straight OpenCL programming.

20 October 2019 - SYCL Academy - 2 Comments
WireGuard 0.0.20191012 Released With Latest Fixes

WireGuard is still working on transitioning to the Linux kernel's existing crypto API as a faster approach to finally make it into the mainline kernel, but for those using the out-of-tree WireGuard secure VPN tunnel support, a new development release is available.

13 October 2019 - WireGuard 0.0.20191012 - 4 Comments
Meson 0.52 Released With Better Support For Solaris/Illumos

While popularity in Solaris-based operating systems may be on the decline, for Meson to ultimately replace other build systems it will need good support for said operating systems where Automake, CMake, and others are well supported. As such, with this weekend's Meson 0.52 release comes with better support for Solaris and the OpenSolaris-derived Illumos platforms.

7 October 2019 - Meson 0.52 - 11 Comments
PHP 7.4 Reaches Feature Freeze, Beta 1 Released

After already having gone through three alpha releases, PHP 7.4 has reached its feature freeze and branching. As a result, the first PHP 7.4 beta is now available that will follow by multiple betas and release candidates while hopefully being released by the end of November.

25 July 2019 - PHP 7.4 Beta 1 - Add A Comment

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