Open-source News

OpenJDK 8/11 vs. GraalVM 20 vs. Amazon Corretto JVM Benchmarks

Phoronix - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 02:00
Following last week's benchmarks of OpenJDK 8 through the newly-released OpenJDK 14 JVM benchmarks, some Phoronix readers expressed interest in seeing Java benchmarks with Oracle's GraalVM as well as Amazon's Corretto JVM implementations. Here are some benchmarks of those benchmarks up against OpenJDK both for Java 8 and Java 11 releases.

Cloudflare Improving Linux Disk Encryption Performance - Doubling The Throughput

Phoronix - Wed, 03/25/2020 - 23:37
Cloudflare employs Linux disk encryption on their servers and with some optimizations have made it at least two times faster throughput while also lowering the latency...

npm joins GitHub, building operators in Kubernetes, and more industry trends - Wed, 03/25/2020 - 23:35

As part of my role as a senior product marketing manager at an enterprise software company with an open source development model, I publish a regular update about open source community, market, and industry trends for product marketers, managers, and other influencers. Here are five of my and their favorite articles from that update.

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AMD Developers Looking At GNU C Library Platform Optimizations For Zen

Phoronix - Wed, 03/25/2020 - 20:18
It's long overdue but AMD engineers are now looking at refactoring the GNU C Library (Glibc) platform support to enhance the performance for AMD Zen processors...

Android-x86 9.0-r2 Released With Updated Kernel, UEFI Boot Fix

Phoronix - Wed, 03/25/2020 - 19:08
Released at the end of February was the long overdue stable release of Android-x86 9.0 that re-based this Intel/AMD focused Android spin atop the 9.0 "Pie" Android Open-Source Project state plus with various additions/improvements for running on x86_64 laptop/desktop hardware. Out today is the second stable update to the Android-x86 9.0 series...

TTM Huge Page Table Entries Pending For Lowering Graphics Driver CPU Usage

Phoronix - Wed, 03/25/2020 - 18:39
Longtime open-source Linux graphics developer Thomas Hellström of VMware has sent out a patch series aiming for Linux 5.7 or 5.8 to introduce support for huge and giant page-table entries for the TTM memory management code and TTM-enabled graphics drivers...

Intel IWD 1.6 Wireless Daemon Released With MAC Randomization, Per-Network MAC Addresses

Phoronix - Wed, 03/25/2020 - 18:07
Intel open-source developers have released IWD v1.6 as their open-source, embedded-friendly wireless daemon for Linux systems as an alternative to WPA_Supplicant...

LLVM Developers Are Still Debating How To Handle The Intel JCC Erratum Mitigation

Phoronix - Wed, 03/25/2020 - 16:34
Disclosed back in mid-November was the Intel JCC Erratum that required a CPU microcode update to mitigate and that in turn had broad performance hits. But via toolchain updates, some of that overhead can be offset. The GNU Assembler patches were quickly merged and new options exposed for helping to decrease that performance hit but on the LLVM side the developers are still working on their mitigation with some design decisions still to be made...