Open-source News

RISC-V Software Support Adds More Features With Linux 5.9

Phoronix - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 19:15
More kernel architecture features continue to be supported by the RISC-V code with Linux 5.9...

AMDVLK 2020.Q3.3 Driver Enables Its Pipeline Cache

Phoronix - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 18:44
The latest open-source code snapshot of AMD's official Vulkan driver is now available...

An advanced guide to NLP analysis with Python and NLTK - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 15:01

In my previous article, I introduced natural language processing (NLP) and the Natural Language Toolkit (NLTK), the NLP toolkit created at the University of Pennsylvania. I demonstrated how to parse text and define stopwords in Python and introduced the concept of a corpus, a dataset of text that aids in text processing with out-of-the-box data. In this article, I'll continue utilizing datasets to compare and analyze natural language.

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Meeting for the first time after 26 years of open source collaboration - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 15:00

Collaborating on an open source software project is inherently an online experience. For me, almost all of my interaction has been via email. I'll send someone a patch, and they'll review it and reply to me. Or a user will file a bug, and I'll respond to it via the bug tracker. More commonly, developers in the open source community will discuss ideas via the email list.

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Bashtop – A Resource Monitoring Tool for Linux

Tecmint - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 13:22
Bashtop is a terminal-based resource monitoring utility in Linux. It’s a nifty command-line tool that intuitively displays statistics for your CPU, memory, running processes, and bandwidth to mention just a few. It ships with

Researchers Make More Discoveries Around L1TF/Foreshadow - It's Not Good

Phoronix - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 09:12
Security researchers from Graz University of Technology and CISPA Helmholtz are out with their latest findings on CPU speculative execution vulnerabilities, namely taking another look at L1TF/Foreshadow. Their findings are bad news not only for Intel but potentially other CPU vendors as well...

USB Cleans Up Its Terminology, Continued USB4 Work For Linux 5.9

Phoronix - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 08:52
The USB and Thunderbolt subsystem changes have already been merged into the in-development Linux 5.9 kernel...

NVIDIA Releases Their Previously Announced HPC SDK

Phoronix - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 06:20
Earlier this year at GTC Digital was the announcement of the NVIDIA High Performance Computing Software Development Kit while this week they have finally released this HPC SDK for developers at large...