VC5 OpenGL & Vulkan Driver Advancing

Broadcom developer Eric Anholt has offered an update on the state of the VC5 Gallium3D driver for OpenGL support as well as the work being done on the "BCMV" Vulkan driver. Additionally, the VC4 Gallium3D driver for existing Raspberry Pi devices continues to get better.

5 Hours Ago - Mesa - Plus VC4 Is Doing Good - 7 Comments

10 December

Linux 4.15 I/O Scheduler Tests: BFQ, CFQ, Kyber

With some BFQ performance fixes included as part of Linux 4.15 along with other I/O scheduler work and block improvements for this latest Linux kernel series, here are some fresh benchmarks of the different I/O scheduler options using the Linux 4.15 Git kernel.

10 December 11:26 AM EST - Storage - 13 Comments

9 December

You Can Now Easily Send/Receive SMS Messages From The KDE Desktop

A long-standing KDE initiative that hasn't received as much attention as it deserves is KDE Connect for allowing KDE to interface with other devices -- namely smartphones -- for being able to display phone notifications on your desktop and more. A new KDE Plasmoid makes it easy now to send/receive SMS text messages.

9 December 12:14 PM EST - KDE - KDE Connect SMS - 26 Comments
AMD Begins Posting More KFD Patches For Discrete GPUs

For the past number of months AMD has been working on upstreaming more KFD changes, AMDKFD is their kernel driver to the HSA compute stack. AMD began with upstreaming their APU changes while now they have finally moved onto their "dGPU" changes.

9 December 09:00 AM EST - Radeon - AMDKFD dGPU - 19 Comments

8 December

7 December

Running OpenCL On The CPU With POCL 1.0, Xeon & EPYC Testing

This week marked the release of the long-awaited POCL 1.0 release candidate. For the uninformed POCL, or the Portable Computing Language, is a portable implementation of OpenCL 1.2~2.0 that can run on CPUs with its LLVM code generation and has also seen back-ends for its OpenCL implementation atop AMD HSA and even NVIDIA CUDA. I've been trying out POCL 1.0-RC1 on various Intel and AMD CPUs.

7 December 02:48 PM EST - Software - 18 Comments
David Airlie Continues With Holiday Improvements For R600g

Last month Red Hat developer David Airlie landed shader image support and other GL4 extension work for the R600 Gallium3D driver that is used for older, pre-GCN AMD graphics processors. For those still relying upon these aging GPUs, David Airlie is continuing with improvements on R600g this month.

7 December 05:54 AM EST - Mesa - Vintage R600g - 36 Comments

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