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Intel oneAPI 1.0 Officially Released

Phoronix - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 01:00
After announcing oneAPI at the end of 2018 and then going into beta last year, oneAPI 1.0 is now official for this open-source, standards-based unified programming model designed to support Intel's range of hardware from CPUs to GPUs to other accelerators like FPGAs. Intel's oneAPI initiative has been one of several exciting software efforts led by the company in recent years while continuing to serve as one of the world's largest contributors to open-source software.

Google Cloud Joins Linux Foundation Networking at Platinum Level

The Linux Foundation - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 00:00
  • Demonstrates collaborative commitment to open source networking across telecom, 5G, cloud native, network automation enabled by critical projects like ONAP, Anthos, Kubernetes
  • Move signals growing importance of open networking community in Cloud, Telecom and Enterprise markets 
  • Amol Phadke joins the LFN Governing Board that comprises global executives operators, vendors, system integrators across ecosystem


SAN FRANCISCO– September 28, 2020 – LF Networking (LFN), which facilitates collaboration and operational excellence across open source networking projects, announces Google Cloud has joined as a Platinum member. Since its beginnings, Google’s mission has been to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful, and Google Cloud’s vision is to be the most trusted, simple, innovative cloud for customers around the world. Through its membership, Google will further the acceleration of open source technologies across cloud native networking, telecoms, network automation, 5G, and more. 

“We look forward to working with all members and the larger community to continue to find ways to bring further value to consumers and communications services providers alike, demonstrating how public cloud can help fundamentally transform networking in new and exciting ways“, said Amol Phadke, Managing Director: Global Telecom Industry Solutions, Google Cloud. “Google’s excellence in creating and sponsoring components like Kuberntes, Istio and Knative—and successfully integrating them into products like Anthos—will be a key pillar within the Linux Foundation Networking.”

“We look forward to Google’s collaboration in powering the future of open networking,” said Arpit Joshipura, general manager, Networking, Edge and IOT, the Linux Foundation. “As technology evolves, cross-vertical integration is increasingly important. Google’s expertise and leadership is a welcome addition to the LFN community.”

Google’s Amol Phadke, managing director, Global Telecom Industry Solutions, joins the LFN Board of Directors.  

Google Cloud joins additional LFN Platinum members: Amdocs, AT&T, Bell, China Mobile, China Telecom, Cisco, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Juniper Networks, Nokia, Orange, RedHat, Samsung, Tech Mahindra, Turk Telekom, Verizon, VMWare, Vodafone, and ZTE. To learn more about LFN, its projects, and the global community it represents, visit here.

This week, LFN co-hosts the Open Networking & Edge Summit (ONES), the industry’s premier open networking event now expanded to comprehensively cover Edge Computing, Edge Cloud & IoT. ONES enables collaborative development and innovation across enterprises, service providers/telcos and cloud providers to shape the future of networking and edge computing. To register and join the virtual event through September 30, visit: 

About The Linux Foundation

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Wine-Staging 5.18 Adds sRGB Color Profile, Another Fix For Microsoft Flight Simulator

Phoronix - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 22:00
Building off Friday's release of Wine 5.18 is now an updated Wine-Staging that adds just over 600 patches atop the upstream code-base for delivering experimental/testing features...

AMDVLK 2020.Q3.6 Vulkan Driver Brings Several Fixes

Phoronix - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 20:40
AMD driver developers today released AMDVLK 2020.Q3.6 as their latest open-source snapshot of their official Vulkan graphics driver...

LVFS/Fwupd Serve More Than 20 Million Firmware Downloads For Upgrades On Linux

Phoronix - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 19:45
It was just earlier this summer that the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) crossed 17 million firmware downloads while today the Linux hardware community is celebrating that already surpassing 20 million downloads!..

NetBSD Changes Its Default X11 Window Manager After Two Decades

Phoronix - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 19:00
It's 2020 and NetBSD has changed its default X11 window manager after more than two decades with TWM...