Mining Monero On The CPU & Ethereum On The GPU

Following his recent article about Mining Ethereum With AMD Threadrippers Paired With Four RX Vega 64 GPUs, Phoronix German reader Thomas Frech is back with another guest post. This time he’s talking about his adventures about mining the Monero crypto-currency on the CPU while using the GPUs for Ethereum mining…

Source: Phoronix – Mining Monero On The CPU & Ethereum On The GPU

Intel Graphics Performance: Ubuntu 17.04 vs. 17.10

Given the Ubuntu 17.10 release this week and its massive desktop changes from GNOME Wayland to Mesa/kernel upgrades, we’ve been busy benchmarking this new Ubuntu OS release. Complementing the Radeon Ubuntu 17.04 vs. 17.10 gaming comparison are now some OpenGL/Vulkan benchmarks when using Intel Kabylake graphics hardware on Ubuntu 17.04, 17.10 with X.Org and Wayland, and the performance if upgrading against Linux/Mesa Git.

Source: Phoronix – Intel Graphics Performance: Ubuntu 17.04 vs. 17.10

Intel Wires In EGL Context Priority Support For Their Mesa Driver

With the Mesa 17.3 branching being imminent, it’s a very busy week for open-source graphics driver developers from all the major organizations as they try to land their last-minute improvements for this next quarterly and final Mesa stable update for 2017…

Source: Phoronix – Intel Wires In EGL Context Priority Support For Their Mesa Driver

Many Vega Improvements & Other Fixes Land In Mesa For RADV Vulkan Driver

With Mesa 17.3 expected to be branched this weekend and this marking the end of feature development for this last stable Mesa series of 2017, the RADV Radeon Vulkan drivers in particular have been busy landing a lot of last minute code…

Source: Phoronix – Many Vega Improvements & Other Fixes Land In Mesa For RADV Vulkan Driver

"NonDesktop" Proposed For RandR: Useful For VR & Apple Touch Bar Like Devices

Besides Keith Packard working on the concept of resource leasing for the X.Org Server and resource leasing support for RandR, he’s also now proposing a “NonDesktop” property for the Resize and Rotate protocol…

Source: Phoronix – “NonDesktop” Proposed For RandR: Useful For VR & Apple Touch Bar Like Devices