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Linux 6.5 Scheduler Patch Will To Help AMD Systems With Multiple LLCs Per Die

Phoronix - Thu, 06/01/2023 - 21:02
There is a Linux kernel scheduler patch now queued via TIP's sched/core branch that can help with task scheduling on AMD processors sporting multiple last-level caches (LLCs / L3 cache) per die. This minor improvement came after a discovery by a Linux kernel developer on his AMD Zen 2 desktop...

Loongson Extending Etnaviv Driver For PCI Device Support

Phoronix - Thu, 06/01/2023 - 20:18
Chinese hardware vendor Loongson is working on extending the open-source, reverse-engineered Etnaviv Linux kernel graphics driver so it has PCI device support and in turn will work with their hardware based on the Vivante graphics IP...

Updated EEVDF Linux CPU Scheduler Patches Posted That Plan To Replace CFS

Phoronix - Thu, 06/01/2023 - 18:53
Intel engineer Peter Zijlstra on Wednesday posted the latest patches for the EEVDF scheduler, the Earliest Eligible Virtual Deadline First approach that is based on a research paper from the late 90's. Ultimately the hope is for EEVDF to replace the existing CFS scheduler code...

AMD Wires Up OverDrive Overclocking For Newer RDNA3 GPUs On Linux

Phoronix - Thu, 06/01/2023 - 18:38
For those interested in GPU overclocking, AMD has posted the patches for implementing the "legacy" OverDrive overclocking infrastructure for newer SMU13-based Radeon RX 7000 series graphics cards with the AMDGPU open-source Linux kernel driver...

AMD RX 7600, Intel X86-S & Other Exciting Linux/Open-Source News From May

Phoronix - Thu, 06/01/2023 - 18:25
In case you missed any of the Phoronix articles in May due to holidays or other factors, here is a look back at the most popular open-source and Linux content among the 239 original articles published on Phoronix during the past month...

Intel Releases OpenVINO 2023 - Load TF Models Directly, Hybrid CPU Thread Scheduling

Phoronix - Thu, 06/01/2023 - 18:00
Intel has released a major update to its wonderful, open-source OpenVINO toolkit for optimizing and deploying AI inference. OpenVINO continues working out great for optimizing and running AI models on a variety of hardware and continues to introduce new features...