Open-source News

Contribute to open source healthcare projects for COVID-19 - Sat, 03/28/2020 - 15:00

Many of those that are familiar with the maker movement, including me, believe there is a significant opportunity to apply open source design principles and mass-scale collaborative distributed manufacturing technologies (like open source 3D printing) to at least partially overcome medical supply shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic. Already, an Italian hospital saved COVID-19 patients' lives by 3D printing valves for reanimation devices.

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Open source fights against COVID-19, Google's new security tool written in Python, and more open source news - Sat, 03/28/2020 - 15:00

In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look open source solutions for COVID-19, Google's new security tool, code cleanup software from Uber, and more!

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POCL 1.5-RC1 Released As The Portable OpenCL Implementation For CPUs + Other Targets

Phoronix - Sat, 03/28/2020 - 14:49
POCL 1.5 is on the way for release in April as the first feature update to this Portable OpenCL implementation since the previous release last September...

Debian To Take On COVID-19 With A Biohackathon

Phoronix - Sat, 03/28/2020 - 12:00
Debian developers are wanting to do their part to take on the global coronavirus pandemic by hosting a COVID-19 Biohackathon...

Wine 5.5 Released With Expanded UCRTBase C Runtime Usage, Usual Assortment Of Fixes

Phoronix - Sat, 03/28/2020 - 05:23
Wine 5.5 is out as the latest bi-weekly Wine development snapshot for running your favorite Windows games and applications on Linux and other platforms...

RHEL9 Likely To Drop Older x86_64 CPUs, Fedora Can Better Prepare With "Enterprise Linux Next"

Phoronix - Sat, 03/28/2020 - 03:40
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 will likely see support for older x86_64 CPUs eliminated to focus on more modern x86_64 Intel/AMD families. With that, Red Hat developers working on Fedora have been working on an "Enterprise Linux Next" proposal to not only vet such x86_64 build changes but also to provide a feedback workflow for other changes...

A Curious Look At Eight Core Server CPU Performance From Intel Xeon Haswell To AMD EPYC Rome

Phoronix - Sat, 03/28/2020 - 01:00
When it comes to the AMD EPYC 7002 "Rome" processors we have looked at the various higher-end SKUs since their launch last August up to and including the EPYC 7742 with its 64 cores / 128 threads per socket. But for those wondering about the EPYC 7002 series performance at the bottom end of the spectrum, here are some fun benchmarks of the EPYC 7232P and EPYC 7262 on the near-final Ubuntu 20.04 LTS state compared to various vintages of Intel Xeon CPUs -- most notably, a curiosity driven look at the 8 core / 16 thread Intel Haswell Xeon performance.

Some Of The Features To Look Forward To With Linux 5.7

Phoronix - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 22:52
With the Linux 5.7 cycle kicking off in April with its merge window opening upon the release of Linux 5.6, here is a look at some of the changes and new features that have been on our radar for this next version of the Linux kernel...

Intel Ramping Up Their Investment In Blender Open-Source 3D Modeling Software

Phoronix - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 22:39
Intel Software has increased their developer funding provided to Blender, the leading open-source, cross-platform 3D modeling software...