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ATI FirePro V9800 4GB

Earlier this year AMD rolled out the ATI FirePro V8800 workstation graphics card as their new high-end offering derived from their Evergreen architecture and to serve as the next-generation solution to the FirePro V8700 / V8750. The FirePro V8800 2GB though is no longer AMD's top workstation graphics card as...

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AMD Demos Fusion APUs in Berlin

In the HPC world, we tend to pay attention to the hottest server chips as they hit the market. But as I’m learning from the Exascale Report, much lower chip power requirements are needed for the industry to reach the next computing milestone of sustained Exaflops. This week AMD’s John...

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EXT4 and Btrfs Regressions In Linux 2.6.36

Recently when benchmarking the Btrfs and EXT4 file-systems we were left surprised that the performance of the next-generation Btrfs file-system had regressed against EXT4 to the point where the evolutionary file-system is measurably faster in a greater number of disk benchmarks. In fact, even with solid-state drives and Btrfs offering...

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Systemd Test Day on Tuesday 2010/09/07

Fedora will be holding a Systemd test day on September 7, 2010. "This week's Test Day, which will take place on Tuesday 2010/09/07 rather than the more usual Thursday, is on systemd, so it's a very important one! It will also serve at least two functions: as usual, the testing...

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Looking At The OpenCL Performance Of ATI & NVIDIA On Linux

Recently we provided the first Linux-based review of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 graphics card. Overall, this Fermi-based graphics card was a great performer for selling around $200 USD and is complemented by great video playback capabilities with VDPAU acceleration and great proprietary driver support. In that review we primarily...

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Happy 3rd Birthday To AMD's Open-Source Strategy

It was three years ago on this day that we were the first to detail AMD's open-source strategy. Yep, it's only been three years since AMD became public with pushing out NDA-free GPU documentation and register specifications, open-source code for the xf86-video-ati and Mesa drivers, and employed a small set...

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