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NCSA Director: GPU is The Future of Supercomputing

According to this CNET report, NCSA Director Thom Dunning believes that the future of supercomputing can be summed up in three letters: GPU. What we’re really seeing in the efforts in China as well as the ones we have in the U.S. is that GPUs are what the future will look like,” said Dunning in a phone interview Thursday. “What we’re seeing is the beginning of something that’s going to be happening...

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LLVMpipe Scaling With Intel's Core i7 Gulftown

When finding out that an Intel Core i7 970 "Gulftown" CPU was on the way, which boasts six physical cores plus another six logical cores via Hyper Threading, immediately coming to mind was to try out this latest Intel 32nm processor with the Gallium3D LLVMpipe driver.

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Build a Secure Internet Gateway with Endian Linux

Linux is cram-full of networking and network security goodness, and the Endian Firewall Community distribution is a complete "turn-key" Internet gateway and networking appliance. Eric Geier walks us through setting up local networking and secure remote access on Endian.

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Excito B3 Mini ARM Powered Server

Many interesting things come from Sweden whether it is Tunnbrödsrulle to Glögg to IKEA, but how well are these wonderful people able to create compact, home servers? After reviewing the CodeLathe TonidoPlug and PogoPlug, Excito, a company from Limhamn asked if we would be interested in checking out their new...

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AMD's R300 Gallium3D Driver Is Looking Good For 2011

After years of development work by Tungsten Graphics (now VMware) and the open-source community at large, the Gallium3D driver architecture is finally getting ready to really enter the spotlight of the normal Linux desktop user. With the recent Mesa 7.9 release, the open-source ATI developers switched their R300 driver (that...

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The Main DRM Pull Request For The Linux 2.6.37 Kernel

David Airlie has just called upon Linus Torvalds to pull in his DRM kernel tree for the Linux 2.6.37 kernel merge window. We have talked about many of these features before that are now entering the mainline Linux kernel code-base as new capabilities of the open-source Linux graphics stack, but...

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