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High Risk Security Hole Discovered In Qualcomm's GPU Driver

Rob Clark, the developer employed by Red Hat who has near single-handedly been developing Freedreno as a reverse-engineered, open-source GPU driver for Qualcomm's Adreno graphics hardware, made a big discovery. Rob was playing around with the Amazon Fire TV that boasts a Qualcomm SoC and runs on the Qualcomm proprietary...

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Trending Towards Ultra-Dense Servers

In late 2010 and throughout 2011, however, we noticed a shift in the HPC market as new workloads such as digital media, various financial services applications, new life sciences applications, on-demand cloud computing services and analytics workloads made their way onto HPC servers. We are now seeing another new trend...

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Open-Source Radeon Performance Boosted By Linux 3.16

Besides the Nouveau driver performance being faster thanks to experimental re-clocking when using the Linux 3.16 kernel, there are also performance improvements to note with some generations of AMD graphics processors.

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Google’s Quantum Computer Just Flunked Its First Big Test

When the D-Wave 2 was first released last year, it was accompanied by a tidal wave of hype. The machine was a self-proclaimed quantum computer, commercially available to anyone with $15 million to spend, and attracting the attention of everyone from NASA to the NSA. One of the computer’s buyers...

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Intel Might Finally Have Linux Frame-Buffer Compression Fixed-Up, On By Default

For years the open-source Intel Linux graphics driver developers have been working on frame-buffer compression (FBC) support but never it's worked out quite good enough to turn it on by default in full. Frame-buffer compression has the ability to reduce power consumption for those using Intel HD Graphics while reducing...

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Systemd's Plan For Stateless Systems, Factory Resets

Following the exciting systemd 214 release that worked on new sandboxing features and other improvements toward a stateless Linux system, Lennart Poettering has blogged about the latest features and their plans going forward...

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