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Linux 5.12 To Expose Firmware Performance Data

Last week saw the main set of ACPI and power management updates for Linux 5.12 while for the second week of the merge window has been the follow-up work with Intel Simple Firmware Interface removal and also an additional ACPI update.

26 February 2021 - ACPI FPDT - 4 Comments
Compute Express Link 2.0 Specification Published

Just a year after the Compute Express Link 1.0 and 1.1 interconnect specifications were published, CXL 2.0 is being announced this morning for this high-speed, data center minded specification built atop the PCI Express interface.

10 November 2020 - CXL 2.0 - 5 Comments
OpenXR Conformance Tests Open-Sourced

The Khronos Group today continued with their relatively recent trend of the past few years of open-sourcing their conformance tests. The OpenXR conformance tests are now open-source.

7 July 2020 - OpenXR Open-Source Tests - Add A Comment
MetaInfo Creator - Easily Creating AppStream Metadata For Software

While the cross-distribution AppStream specification standardizes the software component metadata for use by Linux software centers/stores, it turns out many open-source developers aren't interested in or time limited by learning the spec and maintaining the metadata. As such, Matthias Klumpp has now developed the MetaInfo Creator for easily creating this important cross-distro metadata for packages.

8 March 2020 - MetaInfo Creator - 1 Comment
Khronos Next Pursuing An Analytic Rendering API

The Khronos Group has been expanding into a lot of new areas in recent times from OpenXR to 3D Commerce to NNEF and now forming an exploratory group for creating an analytic rendering API.

13 November 2019 - Analytic Rendering API - 5 Comments

Based off AMD's GPUOpen HIP as part of their ROCm stack, researchers at Tampere University in Finland have created HIPCL as leveraging HIP as well as POCL for routing CUDA codes to run on any hardware supporting OpenCL+SPIR-V.

17 September 2019 - HIPCL - 12 Comments
USB 4.0 "USB4" Specification Published

As expected after Intel provided Thunderbolt 3 to the USB Promoter Group royalty-free earlier this year, the USB 4.0 "USB4" specification was published today and indeed based on the Thunderbolt protocol specification.

3 September 2019 - USB 4.0 Published - 54 Comments

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