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Why Comcast open sourced its DNS management tool - Fri, 08/28/2020 - 15:00

Adoption of DevOps practices at Comcast led to increased automation and configuration of infrastructure that supports applications, back-office, data centers, and our network. These practices require teams to move fast and be self-reliant. Infrastructure is constantly turned upside down, with network traffic moved around it constantly. Good DNS record management is critical to support this level of autonomy and automation, but how can a large, diverse enterprise move quickly while safely governing its DNS assets?

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ROCm 3.7 Has Open-Source OpenCL Image Module Included

Phoronix - Fri, 08/28/2020 - 14:42
With last week's release of ROCm 3.7 for the Radeon Open Compute stack, it turns out there is a welcome change that wasn't published as part of the announcement...

How to Install Multiple CentOS/RHEL Servers Using FTP Network Sources

Tecmint - Fri, 08/28/2020 - 13:38

This tutorial will demonstrate how you can install RHEL/CentOS 8/7, using an FTP server (vsftpd) as Network Source. This allows you to install RHEL/CentOS Linux on multiple machines from a single source point, using

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Fedora 34 Aims To Shrink Its Install Media By Ramping Up Compression

Phoronix - Fri, 08/28/2020 - 12:04
While Fedora 33 hasn't even been released yet, Fedora 34 is already seeing new feature proposals...

Linux Developers Continue Evaluating The Path To Adding Rust Code To The Kernel

Phoronix - Fri, 08/28/2020 - 06:38
As mentioned back in July, upstream Linux developers have been working to figure out a path for adding Rust code to the Linux kernel. That topic is now being further explored at this week's virtual Linux Plumbers Conference and it's still looking like it will happen, it's just a matter of when the initial infrastructure will be in place and how slowly the rollout will be...

The Current NVIDIA vs. AMD Radeon Linux Gaming Performance Ahead Of Ampere

Phoronix - Fri, 08/28/2020 - 02:33
With NVIDIA next week expected to launch their next-generation GeForce RTX 3000 "Ampere" graphics cards, here is a fresh look at the current GeForce RTX 2000 series performance up against the latest AMD Radeon competition when using the very latest Linux graphics drivers for both vendors. This is the very latest performance showdown right now for the AMD/NVIDIA GPU performance under various Linux and Steam Play games on Ubuntu.

AMD Radeon GPU Offloading For GCC Still Maturing In 2020

Phoronix - Fri, 08/28/2020 - 01:01
When it comes to Radeon GPU offloading for compute, most of the emphasis placed by AMD has been on Radeon Open Compute (ROCm) and now as part of that as well is the AOMP compiler for OpenMP targeting the AMD GPUs. Both ROCm and AOMP along with their other graphics driver components like RadeonSI and AMDVLK target an LLVM-based compiler stack as their principal focus, but they do continue engaging with Mentor Graphics who leads the development work on a Radeon GPU back-end for GCC...