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No KMS? No Mesa? Run Wayland Off A Linux Framebuffer!

Besides needing to get the various tool-kits and other libraries ported to run atop the Wayland Display Server, another requirement limiting the adoption of this X11 Server alternative so far has been the specialized graphics requirements. From the beginning, Wayland was designed for GPU drivers that support kernel mode-setting (KMS), Graphics Execution Manager (GEM)...

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siCluster NAS Scales Out at Under $1000 per Terabyte

Last week Scalable Informatics announced their siCluster NAS scale-out network attached storage product. According to the company’s CEO Joe Landman, siCluster NAS is a cost-effective scale-out NAS built out of their  siCluster products using Delta-V as the storage node, and GlusterFS v3.1+ as the storage network software. The siCluster NAS provides NFS, CIFS, and GlusterFS client access. With up...

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Processor Whispers: ÔªøAbout Conflict, Conciliation and Delays

While AMD and Intel are now cooperating, many other companies are arguing - and not only about smartphone patents. AMD has revealed its CPU plans up until 2013 and Intel, bit by bit, is feeding the press with details about the Sandy Bridge. Meanwhile, Marvell has announced an ARM processor...

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AMD Powers Half of the Top Ten Supercomputers

AMD processors are used to power 24 of the top 50 fastest supercomputers ranked in the bi-annual Top500 supercomputer list, with half of the top 10 using AMD’s CPU and/or GPU technology.

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InfiniBand Grows 18 Percent in the TOP500 List

The InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA) today announced that InfiniBand-connected systems grew 18 percent year-over-year, up to 215 systems in November 2010 from 182 in November 2009, according to the latest TOP500 list of the most powerful systems in the world.

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The First NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Linux Benchmark

Earlier this month NVIDIA rolled out the GeForce GTX 580 graphics card as their fastest GPU to date with 512 CUDA cores, a 772MHz core clock, 1544MHz processor clock, 1536MB of 2GHz GDDR5 memory, and support for three-way SLI. The GeForce GTX 580 with its GF110 core is based upon...

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