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hipSYCL Sees Work-In-Progress Support For Intel oneAPI Level Zero Backend

Phoronix - Fri, 03/05/2021 - 13:00
hipSYCL, the innovative implementation of Khronos' SYCL for targeting CPUs and GPUs by integrating with existing toolchains, is seeing work on supporting Intel oneAPI Level Zero for running directly off Intel graphics hardware...

hipSYCL Sees Work-In-Progress Support For Intel oneAPI Level Zero Backend

Phoronix - Fri, 03/05/2021 - 13:00
hipSYCL, the innovative implementation of Khronos' SYCL for targeting CPUs and GPUs by integrating with existing toolchains, is seeing work on supporting Intel oneAPI Level Zero for running directly off Intel graphics hardware...

Even In 2021, Intel Squeezes Some Very Nice Performance Gains Out Of Their OpenGL Driver

Phoronix - Fri, 03/05/2021 - 07:33
While it's 2021 and many modern Linux gaming and other workloads are focusing on the Vulkan API, Intel isn't letting up in their aggressive optimizations to their open-source "Iris" OpenGL Gallium3D driver for Linux systems. With the latest Mesa 21.1 code today there is a set of patches providing up to 17% better performance in some games while other OpenGL software is generally a few percent faster at least. In some micro-benchmarks it can be more than 50% faster...

Even In 2021, Intel Squeezes Some Very Nice Performance Gains Out Of Their OpenGL Driver

Phoronix - Fri, 03/05/2021 - 07:33
While it's 2021 and many modern Linux gaming and other workloads are focusing on the Vulkan API, Intel isn't letting up in their aggressive optimizations to their open-source "Iris" OpenGL Gallium3D driver for Linux systems. With the latest Mesa 21.1 code today there is a set of patches providing up to 17% better performance in some games while other OpenGL software is generally a few percent faster at least. In some micro-benchmarks it can be more than 50% faster...

Apple M1 Patches For The Linux Kernel Sent Out A Third Time

Phoronix - Fri, 03/05/2021 - 06:26
Hector Martin, who has been working on the crowd-funded effort to bring Linux up on the Apple M1 SoC and the modern Apple devices using that in-house silicon, has sent out the third iteration of his kernel patches...

Apple M1 Patches For The Linux Kernel Sent Out A Third Time

Phoronix - Fri, 03/05/2021 - 06:26
Hector Martin, who has been working on the crowd-funded effort to bring Linux up on the Apple M1 SoC and the modern Apple devices using that in-house silicon, has sent out the third iteration of his kernel patches...

Linux 5.12-rc2 Likely Coming Early Due To That Nasty File-System Corruption Bug

Phoronix - Fri, 03/05/2021 - 02:50
Linus Torvalds has now warned developers over using Linux 5.12-rc1 as a basis for their future branches and is looking to release 5.12-rc2 ahead of schedule as a result of that problematic file-system corruption bug stemming from a swap file bug...

Linux 5.12-rc2 Likely Coming Early Due To That Nasty File-System Corruption Bug

Phoronix - Fri, 03/05/2021 - 02:50
Linus Torvalds has now warned developers over using Linux 5.12-rc1 as a basis for their future branches and is looking to release 5.12-rc2 ahead of schedule as a result of that problematic file-system corruption bug stemming from a swap file bug...

Chrome Moving To A 4-Week Release Cycle

Phoronix - Fri, 03/05/2021 - 02:15
Google has been delivering new Chrome milestone releases on a six week cycle for more than one decade while moving ahead they are shifting to a four-week cycle...

Chrome Moving To A 4-Week Release Cycle

Phoronix - Fri, 03/05/2021 - 02:15
Google has been delivering new Chrome milestone releases on a six week cycle for more than one decade while moving ahead they are shifting to a four-week cycle...

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