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Intel Posts Newest Advanced Matrix Extensions Patches For Linux (AMX Patches v7)

Phoronix - Sun, 07/11/2021 - 02:00
For over one year now since Advanced Matrix Extensions (AMX) was first disclosed as a future feature with Xeon "Sapphire Rapids", Intel engineers have been posting AMX patches for enabling the new support for changes needed from the kernel to code compiler stacks. The Linux kernel support for AMX hasn't yet landed but has now been revised its seventh time for public review...

Intel Working On Implementing GuC Firmware Based Power Management For Linux

Phoronix - Sat, 07/10/2021 - 19:15
Going back to 2017 was work on firmware-based power management for Intel graphics with its GuC implementation. That work didn't advance with the time but now with Intel renewing their work around GuC and with future hardware may mandate this binary-only firmware, they are again revisiting the GuC power management...

USB Low Latency Audio Support Re-Submitted For Linux 5.14

Phoronix - Sat, 07/10/2021 - 18:00
Linux 5.14 has re-landed support for improvements to lower the latency of its USB audio driver...

GStreamer Making Progress On Vulkan Video Support

Phoronix - Sat, 07/10/2021 - 17:39
Back in April was the release of Vulkan Video extensions for GPU-accelerated video encode/decode using this cross-platform API. NVIDIA was quick to publish a beta driver with Vulkan Video support while adoption beyond that by drivers or multimedia software has been rather limited so far. Fortunately, the popular GStreamer multimedia framework for Linux users is working in the direction of supporting Vulkan Video...

A new open source operating system for embedded systems - Sat, 07/10/2021 - 15:00

There's a growing demand for embedded operating systems, and it's best when the one you build upon is open source. The RT-Thread project's R&D team has spent three years of research and intensive development to arrive at the project's latest offering: RT-Thread Smart.

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New Arm Hardware Support In Linux 5.14 From Raspberry Pi 400 To Qualcomm Auto Bits

Phoronix - Sat, 07/10/2021 - 12:00
Arriving late for the Linux 5.14 merge window that is closing this weekend are all of the Arm SoC and platform changes for this next kernel version...

RISC-V Supports Some Exciting Features With Linux 5.14

Phoronix - Sat, 07/10/2021 - 02:00
The RISC-V architecture code supports more functionality with the in-development Linux 5.14 kernel...

Zink Now Supports OpenGL ES 3.2 Over Vulkan

Phoronix - Sat, 07/10/2021 - 00:00
The latest achievement for Mesa's generic OpenGL implementation atop Vulkan is being able to handle OpenGL ES 3.2...