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Windows vs. Linux Scaling Performance From 16 To 128 Threads With AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

14. Únor 2020 - 15:43
As has been known for a while now, AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors really show their true potential on Linux with often significant increases to the performance thanks to the kernel's better scalability compared to Microsoft Windows. While Microsoft has made some improvements in this area over the past year, with the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X 64-core / 128-thread HEDT processor it really shines on Linux. In this article are benchmarks of Windows 10 Professional and Windows 10 Enterprise against Linux on the Threadripper 3990X when going from 16 cores to 128 threads for seeing how the three operating systems are scaling.

Imagination Working On A New Open-Source Linux Graphics Driver Project

14. Únor 2020 - 13:47
While many in the Linux community still cringe when hearing Imagination Tech's PowerVR given the troubling state of their graphics drivers over the years, in 2020 it looks like they are pursuing a new open-source graphics driver project...

Qt 5.15 Alpha Released With Various Improvements To Qt 3D, QML, Core, New Qt PDF Module

14. Únor 2020 - 13:32
After recently ending feature development on Qt 5.15, the alpha release of this forthcoming tool-kit is now available...

OpenSSH 8.2 Released With FIDO/U2F Support

14. Únor 2020 - 12:37
OpenSSH 8.2 is out this Valentine's Day as the leading SSH suite. Besides working to disable the SSH-RSA public key signature algorithm due to SHA1 collision attacks, OpenSSH 8.2 also comes with new features...

PHP 7.4 Slated To Land In Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

14. Únor 2020 - 10:55
PHP 7.4 should be landing in the Ubuntu 20.04 archive in the next week or so...

Linux 5.7 Getting A "Tiny Power Button" Driver

14. Únor 2020 - 9:33
A new driver already queued in the power management code for the Linux 5.7 cycle not opening up until April is a "tiny power button" driver...

F2FS Root File-System Support For Clear Linux Appears To Be Coming

14. Únor 2020 - 6:34
Clear Linux looks poised to join the ranks of the few Linux distributions allowing it to run off an F2FS root file-system...

TURNIP Open-Source Adreno Vulkan Driver Adds A618 Support, Sysmem Rendering

14. Únor 2020 - 6:00
While the open-source Intel "ANV" and Radeon "RADV" Vulkan drivers get talked about a lot, one of the lesser known Vulkan drivers within Mesa is Turnip but it's been gaining steam recently...

Radeon "sisched" Scheduler Is Made Obsolete By RADV's ACO Back-End

14. Únor 2020 - 1:16
It's been years since last hearing anything about sisched as the SI machine instruction scheduler that started out for the RadeonSI OpenGL driver and was ultimately supported by the RADV Vulkan driver too...

Proton 5.0-2 Released To Fix Crashes For Steam Play Linux Gamers

13. Únor 2020 - 19:52
Proton 5.0-2 is out with fixes over last week's big Proton 5.0-1 release that brought many features to this Wine 5.0 downstream focused on powering Valve's Steam Play for running Windows games nicely on Linux...

Intel Blackhole Render Support Lands In Mesa 20.1

13. Únor 2020 - 19:41
Intel Blackhole Render support was finally merged today for the new Intel "Iris" Gallium3D OpenGL driver default, the older i965 driver for pre-Broadwell hardware, and also the Mesa state tracker for Gallium3D drivers...

Ubuntu 20.04 + Linux 5.5: Fresh Benchmarks Of AMD EPYC Rome vs. Intel Xeon Cascade Lake

13. Únor 2020 - 17:19
Here are some fresh numbers looking at the current performance of various AMD EPYC 7002 "Rome" processors up against Intel Xeon Cascade Lake processors when using an Ubuntu 20.04 LTS development snapshot and also upgrading to Linux 5.5 as the latest stable kernel. Beyond raw performance, power efficiency and performance-per-dollar for these different server CPUs are being compared as well for these sub-$5000 processors.

Flatpak 1.6.2 Released To Fix Performance Regression Of Slow Install Times

13. Únor 2020 - 16:34
Flatpak 1.6.2 is out and users are encouraged to upgrade due to a recent Flatpak + OSTree regression that leads to slow install times...

New Patches: AMD Live Migration Support For VMs With Secure Encrypted Virtualization

13. Únor 2020 - 15:13
Beyond the Linux kernel patches presented earlier this week for AMD SEV-ES "Encrypted State" support, another Linux patch series out overnight provides another improvement to Secure Encrypted Virtualization with AMD EPYC server processors...

Belated GTK 3.98 Puts GTK 4.0 One Step Closer

13. Únor 2020 - 14:35
The release of the long sought after GTK 4.0 is one step closer to finally becoming reality with the slightly delayed GTK 3.98 now being available for testing...

Mesa Developers Discuss LTO'ing + PGO'ing Builds For Greater Performance

13. Únor 2020 - 12:23
Making use of Link-Time Optimizations (LTO) and Profile Guided Optimizations (PGO) is currently being talked about by Mesa developers for their release builds in potentially squeezing out better performance...

An Open-Source Bootloader For Windows Lets You Run Off Btrfs, Other Possibilities

13. Únor 2020 - 11:47
Quibble is a new open-source bootloader that supports booting Windows XP through Windows 10 and opens up new possibilities like booting a Windows installation off Btrfs...

DragonFlyBSD Improves Its TMPFS Implementation For Better Throughput Performance

13. Únor 2020 - 9:52
It's been a while since last having any new magical optimizations to talk about by DragonFlyBSD lead developer Matthew Dillon, but on Wednesday he landed some significant temporary file-system "TMPFS" optimizations for better throughput including with swap...

Cavium OCTEON Driver Support For Linux Is Coming Back From The Dead

13. Únor 2020 - 8:26
It looks like the Cavium/Marvell OCTEON MIPS-based processor support is being restored for Linux systems after some of its drivers were briefly removed...

Hwangsaeul Is A Collabora-Backed Open-Source Video Surveillance SRT System

13. Únor 2020 - 6:00
Collabora under contract with SK Telecom has been working on Hwangsaeul as a new open-source platform for relaying security system surveillance video feeds from multiple sources, recording them on the centralized server, and supports connected clients for watching the feeds...