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Weston 11.0 Alpha Released With Many Improvements For This Wayland Compositor

10. Srpen 2022 - 14:10
Weston 11.0 Alpha is out as the newest feature milestone for this reference Wayland compositor that has seen quite an uptick in development activity this year...

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5965WX Benchmarks Show Some Speedups With Linux 6.0 Git

10. Srpen 2022 - 11:50
With AMD EPYC showing some nice gains on Linux 6.0, I've been eager to begin testing Linux 6.0 on more systems especially now that the v6.0 merge window is winding down... With now having the shiny new AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5965WX, I decided to take this high-end 24-core chip for a run with Linux 6.0 Git to see how it performs over Linux 5.19 stable...

Linux 6.0 Adds EFI Mirrored Memory & ACPI PRM For 64-bit Arm

10. Srpen 2022 - 11:06
The EFI changes were merged last week for the Linux 6.0 cycle and contain two notable improvements on the ARM64 side...

IPFS Supported In FFmpeg 5.1, IPFS Devs Envision Support In More Open-Source Projects

10. Srpen 2022 - 10:45
IPFS as the "InterPlanetary File-System" protocol for peer-to-peer network support in decentralized file sharing as a distributed file-system is now supported with FFmpeg 5.1. IPFS developers at Protocol Labs are also looking at expanding support for this protocol to other open-source projects...

Linux 6.0 Continues Plumbing For Compute Express Link (CXL)

10. Srpen 2022 - 10:29
The Linux kernel continues making preparations around the very exciting Compute Express Link (CXL) thanks to the work of Intel engineers...

Linux 6.0 Brings NFSD Improvements For Courteous Server, Greater Cache Scalability

10. Srpen 2022 - 10:15
The NFS server improvements have been merged for the ongoing Linux 6.0 merge window...

AMD Details "SQUIP" Side Channel Vulnerability For Zen's Execution Unit Scheduler

9. Srpen 2022 - 19:10
In addition to Intel's busy Patch Tuesday, AMD today made public CVE-2021-46778 that university researchers have dubbed the "SQUIP" attack as a side channel vulnerability affecting the execution unit scheduler across Zen 1/2/3 processors...

Linux Kernel Patched For "PBRSB" After Intel eIBRS CPUs Found To Be Insufficient

9. Srpen 2022 - 18:38
Today's busy patch Tuesday for Intel continues with the Linux kernel getting mitigated for EIBRS Post-barrier Return Stack Buffer (PBRSB). This PBRSB is the latest handling on the "CPU vulnerability nightmares front", the pull request calls it...

Apple M2 vs. AMD Rembrandt vs. Intel Alder Lake Linux Benchmarks

9. Srpen 2022 - 18:30
Given the significant interest from Phoronix readers about how well Apple M2 performs on Linux, especially after it was noted Linus Torvalds using an Apple MacBook Air M2, here are the first of many benchmark articles to come looking at how well Apple's M2 performs under Linux against Intel/AMD x86_64 competition. The new Apple MacBook Air with M2 was benchmarked for this article against the AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U "Rembrandt" Zen 3+, Intel Core i7 1280P "Alder Lake P", an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX "Cezanne H", and also for reference an Apple Mac Mini M1 model. All of these laptops were tested under Arch Linux (x86_64) and the Arch-based Asahi Linux (M1/M2).

Intel Releases New "20220809" CPU Microcode For Latest Security Vulnerability

9. Srpen 2022 - 18:14
As part of today's "Patch Tuesday", Intel has made a new round of security vulnerabilities public -- including a new processor advisory that affects their latest Xeon Scalable and Core wares resulting in new CPU microcode being required...

NVIDIA Publishes 73k Lines Worth Of 3D Header Files For Fermi Through Ampere GPUs

9. Srpen 2022 - 11:56
In addition to NVIDIA being busy working on transitioning to an open-source GPU kernel driver, yesterday they made a rare public open-source documentation contribution... NVIDIA quietly published 73k lines worth of header files to document the 3D classes for their Fermi through current-generation Ampere GPUs!..

AMD Releases AOMP 15.0-3 Compiler

9. Srpen 2022 - 11:38
AMD engineers have released an updated version of AOMP, their LLVM/Clang downstream that carries the company's latest patches around OpenMP offloading to Radeon GPUs...

Renewed Work Around GNOME 30-bit Deep Color Frame-Buffer Support

9. Srpen 2022 - 10:50
Going back years has been an effort to get 30-bit deep color support on the GNOME desktop under Wayland. Ubuntu and others have been interested in getting 30-bit color support working nicely for the Linux desktop, but while that milestone hasn't yet been crossed, thankfully there is some renewed work in that direction...

FreeBSD In Q2-2022: More Than 30k Ports, Driver Improvements, Better Linux Compatibility

9. Srpen 2022 - 10:21
The FreeBSD project has published their latest quarterly status report highlighting the advancements made to this open-source BSD operating system...

Linux 6.0 Allows Setting The Hostname Via New "hostname=" Parameter

9. Srpen 2022 - 9:30
A patch coming about earlier this year allows setting the system's hostname before user-space starts by way of the hostname= kernel parameter. That patch has now landed as part of Andrew Morton's accumulated changes for Linux 6.0...

Linux 6.0 Promotes Its H.265/HEVC User-Space API To Stable

9. Srpen 2022 - 8:00
With the Linux 6.0 multimedia subsystem changes, the H.265/HEVC user-space API is now being considered stable...

Intel Announces Arc Pro A-Series Professional GPUs

8. Srpen 2022 - 18:38
Intel used SIGGRAPH to announce their forthcoming Arc Pro A-series professional GPUs. The initial products include the Arc A30M mobile GPU, the Arc Pro A40 single-slot GPU, and the Arc Pro A50 dual-slot GPU...

Intel Releases Open-Source OpenPGL To Further Enhance Renderers

8. Srpen 2022 - 17:49
Intel used SIGGRAPH today to announce OpenPGL as what they say is the industry's first open-source library for path guiding so renderer developers can integrate "start of the art" path-guiding methods...

Fedora 37 Cleared To Ship Experimental Web UI Based Installer

8. Srpen 2022 - 17:34
Red Hat has been working on a web-based UI for its Anaconda operating system installer and for the Fedora 37 release this autumn they are planning to have an optional preview of this new installer interface...

AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5965WX Performance On Linux

8. Srpen 2022 - 14:00
Earlier this year AMD announced the Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX series but initially was limited to Lenovo workstations. Earlier this summer it was then announced the Threadripper PRO 5000 WX series would be heading to more system integrators and then the DIY market. Well, finally, these Zen 3 Threadripper chips are heading out to the DYI market and today the review embargo lifts. AMD recently sent over a Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5965WX for my Linux testing at Phoronix and here is my initial review and performance benchmarks for this Zen 3 24-core / 48-thread HEDT chip.