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Mesa 21.2 Begins Seeing Intel Xe-HP Graphics Driver Changes

Phoronix - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 18:11
With Mesa 21.1 now branched for this collection of primarily OpenGL/Vulkan open-source drivers for Linux, feature development is on for Mesa 21.2 that will debut in Q3. One of the first major changes to land for Mesa 21.2 is the beginning of the graphics compiler support for Intel's forthcoming Xe-HP high performance graphics processor...

NVIDIA CUDA 11.3 Released - Previews Better Python Support

Phoronix - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 17:56
For GTC21 week NVIDIA has released version 11.3 of their CUDA toolkit...

How To Install Jenkins on Ubuntu 20.04/18.04

Tecmint - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 15:28
The post How To Install Jenkins on Ubuntu 20.04/18.04 first appeared on Tecmint: Linux Howtos, Tutorials & Guides .

Jenkins is a leading self-contained open-source automation server that is used to automate repetitive technical assignments involved in building, testing, and delivering or deploying software. Jenkins is Java-based and can be installed through Ubuntu

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Play a fun math game with Linux commands - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 15:01

Like many people, I've been exploring lots of new TV shows during the pandemic. I recently discovered a British game show called Countdown, where contestants play two types of games: a words game, where they try to make the longest word out of a jumble of letters, and a numbers game, where they calculate a target number from a random selection of numbers. Because I enjoy mathematics, I've found myself drawn to the numbers game.

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Patches Resubmitted For Linux With Selectable Intel Graphics Platform Support

Phoronix - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 15:00
Back in early 2018 were patches proposed for selectable platform support when building Intel's kernel graphics driver so users/distributions if desired could disable extremely old hardware support and/or cater kernel builds for specific Intel graphics generations. Three years later those patches have been re-proposed...

3 things great open source leaders do - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 15:00

I've written a few articles on how to be do something badly (or how not to do things), as I think they're a great way of adding a little humour to the process of presenting something. Some examples include:

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The 12 Most Interesting Changes Of Linux 5.12 - PS5, N64, Intel VRR, RDNA2 OverDrive

Phoronix - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 06:42
If all goes well the Linux 5.12 stable kernel will be released this weekend. It's been a fairly calm week so far in Linux 5.12 Git land but if things tick up Linus Torvalds may defer the stable release by one week to allow for an eighth and final release candidate. In any case, Linux 5.12 is packing a lot of exciting changes...

NVIDIA RTX 30 Series OpenCL / CUDA / OptiX Compute + Rendering Benchmarks

Phoronix - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 01:10
Recently from NVIDIA we received the rest of the NVIDIA RTX 30 series line-up for cards we haven't been able to benchmark under Linux previously, thus it's been a busy month of Ampere benchmarking for these additional cards and re-testing the existing parts. Coming up next week will be a large NVIDIA vs. AMD Radeon Linux gaming benchmark comparison while in this article today is an extensive look at the GPU compute performance for the complete RTX 20 and RTX 30 series line-up under Linux with compute tests spanning OpenCL, Vulkan, CUDA, and OptiX RTX under a variety of compute and rendering workloads.