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Nouveau Patches Round Out OpenGL 4.1 Support For Maxwell/Pascal

Wed, 2016-07-27 02:34
Samuel Pitoiset continues being one of the most prolific Nouveau driver developers in recent times and today posted support for OpenGL tessellation on NVIDIA Maxwell GPUs and newer...

Hardened Usercopy Protection Sent In For Linux 4.8

Wed, 2016-07-27 02:19
The usercopy protection was sent in today for pulling into the Linux 4.8 kernel...

SMR Drive Support In Linux 4.8 To Be Further Improved

Wed, 2016-07-27 00:37
With the Linux 4.7 kernel came initial work on SMR drives, a.k.a. Shingled Magnetic Recording. With Linux 4.8 the SMR drive support continues to be improved...

Clear Linux Already Jumps Onto The Linux 4.7 Kernel

Tue, 2016-07-26 21:38
The Linux 4.7 kernel may be just two days old, but already it's being shipped as the default kernel to Intel's Clear Linux operating system...

Relative Pointer Protocol, Pointer Locking & Confinement Land In Wayland's Weston

Tue, 2016-07-26 19:37
Wayland's Weston reference compositor picked up support for some new features this morning...

NVIDIA Is Building Its Next-Gen Falcon Controller Using RISC-V

Tue, 2016-07-26 18:34
For the past decade NVIDIA GPUs have shipped with a proprietary micro-controller they've called Falcon (also for Nouveau users you may recall it through "FUC" for the Falcon micro-controller), but a next-gen controller is being built now for future NVIDIA GPUs and it's going to utilize the RISC-V ISA...

NVMe Over Fabrics (NVMeF) & Other Block Improvements For Linux 4.8

Tue, 2016-07-26 16:00
Jens Axboe submitted his Linux 4.8 block driver and core block changes on Monday for this next kernel development cycle...

NVIDIA "OpenGL 2016" Driver Leaks Out Early, Adds GLSL SPIR-V Extension

Tue, 2016-07-26 15:06
The Khronos BOFs for SIGGRAPH 2016 aren't until tomorrow, but NVIDIA posted today their development driver with support for the "OpenGL 2016" extensions...

HDMI CEC Framework Finally Queued For Linux 4.8

Tue, 2016-07-26 14:20
Four years after Linux kernel work originally got underway for supporting HDMI CEC and after many patch revisions of the rebooted CEC effort over the past year, the Linux 4.8 media pull request is finally set to land this new framework...

Radeon Pro SSG Packs 1TB Of SSD Storage On The Graphics Card

Tue, 2016-07-26 14:00
Last night after writing about the Radeon Pro WX series I immediately fell asleep, but it turns out AMD continued with their SIGGRAPH 2016 announcements by rolling out the Radeon Pro SSG, a graphics card with onboard solid-state storage...

Linux 4.8 Bringing Intel MPX Enhancements, Work Towards Virtually Mapped Kernel Stacks

Tue, 2016-07-26 13:47
Ingo Molnar sent in his pull requests on Monday for the Linux 4.8 kernel. Among the interesting material this cycle were the x86/mm changes with some notable commits...

AMD Introduces The Radeon Pro WX Series

Tue, 2016-07-26 04:45
NVIDIA used SIGGRAPH 2016 as a launching ground for their Pascal-powered Quadro GPUs while AMD this evening used the event in Anaheim for announcing their new Radeon Pro WX series...

NWM: An X11 Window Manager Written In Node.js

Tue, 2016-07-26 04:33
In case you ever wanted to have a Node.js window manager, there's now one that works for X11 environments that works on Chrome OS, Debian, and friends...

OpenVZ 7.0 Becomes A Complete Linux Distribution, Based On VzLinux

Tue, 2016-07-26 04:02
OpenVZ, a long-standing Linux virtualization technology and similar to LXC and Solaris Containers, is out with their major 7.0 release...

Systemd 231 Officially Released

Tue, 2016-07-26 03:57
Just as expected, systemd 231 is now official!..

NVIDIA Unveils The Quadro P6000, The "World's Fastest GPU"

Tue, 2016-07-26 03:39
Just days after NVIDIA announced the new GTX TITAN X powered by Pascal that clocks in at 11 TFLOPS, NVIDIA unveiled at SIGGRAPH today what they call "the world's fastest GPU" and is capable of 12 TFLOPS...

Servo Is Planning For More GPU-Accelerated WebRender Improvements

Mon, 2016-07-25 23:53
As mentioned in today's This Week in Servo newsletter, their Q3 roadmap plans have been published...

Quake 1 Ported To Run On Vulkan

Mon, 2016-07-25 18:56
One of the latest fun projects making use of Khronos' Vulkan API is a port for Quake 1...

DragonFlyBSD 4.6 Up To Release Candidate Stage

Mon, 2016-07-25 17:00
DragonFlyBSD 4.6 is up to the release candidate stage and the official release of this next feature version is coming in just a few days...

/dev/random Seeing Improvements For Linux 4.8

Mon, 2016-07-25 16:55
Yet another early pull request to talk about for the Linux 4.8 kernel are improvements to /dev/random...