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System Startup Gets a Boost with New LinuxBoot Project

The Linux Foundation is pleased to welcome LinuxBoot to our family of open source projects and to support the growth of the project community. LinuxBoot looks to improve system boot performance and reliability by replacing some firmware functionality with a Linux kernel and runtime... LinuxBoot...
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The Linux vs Meltdown and Spectre Battle Continues

So, where are we with fixing the problems? Work is continuing, but the latest update of the stable Linux kernel, 4.14.2, has the current patches. Some people may experience boot problems with this release, but 4.14.13 will be out in a few days. Patches have also been added to the 4.4 and 4.9 stable...
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Intel Deploying Updates for Spectre and Meltdown Exploits

Intel reports that company has developed and is rapidly issuing updates for all types of Intel-based computer systems — including personal computers and servers — that render those systems immune from “Spectre” and “Meltdown” exploits reported by Google Project Zero. Intel and its partners have...
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Today's CPU Vulnerability: What You Need to Know

Last year, Google’s Project Zero team discovered serious security flaws caused by “speculative execution,” a technique used by most modern processors (CPUs) to optimize performance.The Project Zero researcher, Jann Horn, demonstrated that malicious actors could take advantage of speculative...
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​Major Linux Redesign in the Works to Deal with Intel Security Flaw

A serious security memory problem in all Intel chips has led to Linux's developers resetting how to deal with memory. The result will be a more secure, but -- as Linux creator Linus Torvalds says -- slower operating system. Long ago, Intel made a design mistake in its 64-bit chips -- and now, all...
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A perf Cheat Sheet

Right now I’m working on finishing up a zine about perf that I started back in May, and I’ve been struggling with how to explain all there is to say about perf in a concise way. Yesterday I finally hit on the idea of making a 1-page cheat sheet reference which covers all of the basic perf command...
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How to Containerize GPU Applications

By providing self-contained execution environments without the overhead of a full virtual machine, containers have become an appealing proposition for deploying applications at scale. The credit goes to Docker for making containers easy-to-use and hence making them popular. From enabling multiple...
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Google Improves Latency 40% Within its Software-Defined Networking

Google engineers figured out a way to improve latency within the company’s software-defined networking (SDN) platform — Andromeda. Google released the latest version of the platform, Andromeda 2.1, today and says it reduces network latency between Google Compute Engine virtual machines by 40...
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Microsoft Adds Multithreading to Node.js for Compute-Heavy Apps

The Napa.js runtime is in development to bring C++-like performance to Node.js. Microsoft’s beta Napa.js runtime is offering multithreaded support for the Node.js server-side JavaScript platform, to provide the flexibility of JavaScript with speedy performance akin to C++’s. By introducing...
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You can now run Android on top of a regular Linux graphics stack, which is hugely empowering, according to Robert Foss, a Linux graphic stack contributor and Software Engineer at Collabora. Learn more in this preview of his talk at Embedded Linux Conference Europe.

Running Android on Top of a Linux Graphics Stack

You can now run Android on top of a regular Linux graphics stack. This was not the case before, and according to Robert Foss, a Linux graphic stack contributor and Software Engineer at Collabora, this is hugely empowering. In his upcoming talk at Embedded Linux Conference Europe, Foss will cover...
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