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QuestDB 8.0 Brings Up To 50% Performance Improvement, ZFS Data Compression

Wed, 05/29/2024 - 22:39
QuestDB 8.0 is out today as the newest feature update to this open-source time-series database. QuestDB continues to cater to high throughput ingestion and fast SQL queries so it can handle use-cases from financial data to IoT sensors. With today's QuestDB 8.0 release, it's even faster...

KDE Launches "Opt Green" Initiative For Sustainable Software & Hardware

Wed, 05/29/2024 - 20:58
KDE's Eco group announced today "Opt Green" as a new initiative for sustainable software...

Canonical Developing "Flamenco" For Enhancing .NET Developer Experience On Ubuntu

Wed, 05/29/2024 - 19:06
One of the newest open-source projects in-development by Ubuntu maker Canonical is a new C# written program called Flamenco...

Valve's AMD Shader Compiler "ACO" Makes More Preparations For Radeon RDNA4

Wed, 05/29/2024 - 18:41
The AMD shader compiler "ACO" alternative to the AMDGPU LLVM back-end has seen another batch of changes merged in preparations for next-generation Radeon RDNA4 GPUs...

Intel Makes One Line Tweak To GCC To Fix A "Random Performance Penalty"

Wed, 05/29/2024 - 18:30
Coming up on my radar today is a commit made to the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) for adjusting the loop alignment with Intel's generic tuning path. In turn this should address "some random performance penalty in benchmarks" with coping better around cache lines...

Intel's Sub-NUMA Clustering Support Linux Patches Spun A 19th Time

Wed, 05/29/2024 - 18:22
The past year there's been a big Linux kernel patch series in the work by Intel to improve Sub-NUMA Clustering "SNC" support so it behaves well with Intel Resource Director Technology (RDT) on modern Intel hardware. Hopefully that work will soon be ready for mainlining in the Linux kernel while this week brought the 19th revision to those patches...

Flowblade 2.16 Open-Source Video Editor Released

Wed, 05/29/2024 - 18:15
Flowblade 2.16 is out today as the newest version of this open-source non-linear video editor...

SVT-AV1 2.1 Released With Yet More Performance Improvements

Wed, 05/29/2024 - 08:34
SVT-AV1 that started out as an open-source AV1 video encoder at Intel and more recently an an Alliance of Open Media project quietly released SVT-AV1 v2.1 last week. With this new SVT-AV1 release are yet more performance optimizations and tuning...

Xe2 Ray-Tracing & More Intel Lunar Lake Enabling Land In Mesa 24.2

Wed, 05/29/2024 - 04:34
Intel's open-source Linux graphics driver engineers continue to be quite busy preparing their Xe kernel driver and Mesa user-space ANV Vulkan / Iris Gallium3D driver for upcoming Lunar Lake processors. Merged today for Mesa 24.2-devel is more Lunar Lake platform enablement work plus early support for ray-tracing with the integrated Xe2 graphics. However, more work is still needed before this Lunar Lake / Xe2 support will be ready for end-users on the Linux desktop...

Microsoft Starts Preparing Its Open-Source DirectX Shader Compiler For "HLSL 202x"

Wed, 05/29/2024 - 02:33
Microsoft's open-source DirectX Shader Compiler that is open-source and derived from the LLVM/Clang compiler infrastructure is out with a significant new release as it begins preparing for "HLSL 202x" as a big leap for the High-Level Shader Language...

Chrome 127 Should Provide PipeWire Camera Capture Support

Wed, 05/29/2024 - 02:18
The Google Chrome/Chromium 127 web browser release should finally provide support for PipeWire camera capturing support!..

Crucial Pro DDR5-6000 32GB Memory Kit

Wed, 05/29/2024 - 02:05
Crucial last week announced the launch of their newest Crucial DDR5 Pro Memory: Overclocking (OC) Edition in white heatspreader form. Crucial recently sent over a pair of these 2 x 16GB Crucial Pro DDR5-6000 UDIMM memory kits that we've been putting through the paces with Intel Core i9 14900K and AMD Ryzen 9 7950X systems. These new Crucial Pro DIMMs have been working out very well and align with the great quality we've long enjoyed from Crucial/Micron.

Linux cpupower Tool Fix Coming For AMD Zen 5 CPUs

Wed, 05/29/2024 - 00:26
Sent out today as a fix for the Linux kernel's in-tree "cpupower" utility is properly handling P-State frequency reporting for upcoming AMD Zen 5 processors...

AlmaLinux 8.10 Released With Support Re-Enabled For Some Older Hardware

Tue, 05/28/2024 - 22:06
For those continuing to rely on the Enterprise Linux 8 series, AlmaLinux 8.10 has made its stable debut this morning as the newest version of this community-oriented operating system derived from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.10...

TPM HMAC Encryption Being Pulled Back To x86_64 By Default For Linux 6.10

Tue, 05/28/2024 - 20:54
One of the new security features coming with Linux 6.10 is TPM bus encryption and integrity protection to fend off a wave of possible attacks against Trusted Platform Module recovery keys, TPM sniffing, etc. This functionality was merged for the Linux 6.10 merge window but is now being pulled back to x86_64-only by default where it's been sufficiently tested...

ASUS Linux Driver Adding Ability To Toggle CPU Cores, APU Memory Settings & dGPU TGP

Tue, 05/28/2024 - 18:38
The ASUS WMI platform driver for Linux that is predominantly used by ASUS laptops for enabling more functionality under Linux has a new patch series available that is enabling yet more features for the latest ASUS hardware on Linux...

openSUSE Aeon RC2 Released With Btrfs Compression Default, ZRAM & Tik

Tue, 05/28/2024 - 18:13
Nearly one year ago to the day the openSUSE project anounced MicroOS Desktop GNOME being renamed to openSUSE Aeon while openSUSE Desktop Plasma was taking the name openSUSE Kalpa...

Ubuntu 24.04 Now Available For The Milk-V Mars RISC-V Single Board Computer

Tue, 05/28/2024 - 17:58
Canonical announced this morning an optimized Ubuntu 24.04 image for the Milk-V Mars, a "credit card sized" RISC-V single board computer...

FreeBSD 14.1-RC1 Adds More Packages To The DVD Images - Including The Sway Compositor

Tue, 05/28/2024 - 05:27
FreeBSD 14.1-RC1 is now available for testing as this incremental update to FreeBSD 14 prepares for its stable release in June...

Intel Performance Limit Reasons For Linux To Report Why Your CPU Is Downclocking

Tue, 05/28/2024 - 01:23
Intel Performance Limit Reasons (PLR) can indicate why your CPU is downclocking / limited to a lower performance limit for a given core or die. With some Windows utilities this information this Intel CPU feature has been available there while now Intel is bringing PLR support to Linux too...

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