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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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Intel Core i7 970 Gulftown On Linux

Intel will be introducing their first Sandy Bridge CPUs in the coming months, which we already know has Linux graphics support well underway, but for now the top-end Intel desktop processors are the Gulftown CPUs that were introduced earlier this year. The Gulftown CPUs boast six physical processing cores with...

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Interview: Nvidia Looks to the Future of GPU Computing

Mary Branscombe over at ZDNet interviews Nvidia’s CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang about how the company’s its Tesla and Fermi-based GPUs are making parallel computing mainstream. According to Huang, the challenge of realizing parallel performance is data movement: In computer graphics, the traditional APIs of the past, the ones that all failed are the ones that moved data back and forth. They’re all dead. We want the parallel computing environment that streams the data to the right place so that the...

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Clutter's Latest Release Gains Wayland Back-End

The Wayland Display Server continues moving forward and is nearing the point of usability by enthusiasts and those interested in easily trying out this display server that leverages the latest and greatest Linux graphics technologies...

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NVIDIA GT 425M: Windows 7 Ultimate vs. Ubuntu 10.10

Back in August we looked at the gaming performance between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04 using a Lenovo ThinkPad W510, and the results were not too dramatic, but since then there has been a new release of Ubuntu (the 10.10 Maverick Meerkat) and new graphics hardware has been released. After...

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Here's Compiz 0.9.2; Should Be Ready For General Use

Sam Spilsbury has just announced the release of Compiz 0.9.2 as the successor to Compiz 0.9.0, which was released in July of this year. We knew that Compiz 0.9.2 was on the way and that it would offer many improvements from new animations to plug-ins that would make you feel...

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