DeviluitionX: Enjoying The 23 Year Old Diablo Game Atop An Open-Source Engine

The latest open-source game engine project working to re-implement a legendary commercial game is DeviluitionX. This new effort is an open-source re-implementation of Blizzard’s Diablo game from 1996 while now working on Linux and other operating systems nicely…

Source: Phoronix – DeviluitionX: Enjoying The 23 Year Old Diablo Game Atop An Open-Source Engine

GCC 9 libstdc++ Lands The C++17 Parallel Algorithms Implementation From Intel

While the release of GCC 9 (v9.1) is just a few weeks ago, a late addition to this annual compiler collection update is its C++ standard library now having a C++17 parallel algorithms implementation thanks to Intel developers…

Source: Phoronix – GCC 9 libstdc++ Lands The C++17 Parallel Algorithms Implementation From Intel

Benchmarking A 10-Core Tyan/IBM POWER Server For ~$300 USD

If you live in the EU and have been wanting to explore IBM POWER hardware on Linux, a load of Tyan Habanero servers recently became available through a German retailer for 269 EUR (~$306 USD) that comes equipped with a 10-core POWER8 processor. While not POWER9, it’s still an interesting Linux-capable beast and the price is unbeatable if you have been wanting to add POWER hardware to your collection. Phoronix reader Lauri Kasanen recently bought one of these IBM POWER servers at the 269 EUR price point and has shared thoughts on this server as well as some benchmarks. Here is Lauri’s guest post checking out this low-cost 2U IBM server.

Source: Phoronix – Benchmarking A 10-Core Tyan/IBM POWER Server For ~0 USD

Intel Publishes Icelake "Gen 11" Graphics Architecture Overview

While Intel was building up anticipation for their Xe Graphics dedicated hardware last night in San Francisco with their inaugural “Odyssey” event, quietly hitting the Intel servers is an architecture overview for their Icelake “Gen 11” graphics…

Source: Phoronix – Intel Publishes Icelake “Gen 11” Graphics Architecture Overview

SVT-AV1 Can Now Achieve 1080p @ 60 FPS AV1 Video Encoding On Select Configurations

The performance out of Intel’s SVT video encoders for offering great CPU-based video encoding performance for the likes of HEVC / AV1 / VP9 continues maturing quite nicely. Since discovering Intel’s open-source work at the start of February and benchmarking it several times since, its performance has continued to improve particularly for the SVT-AV1 encoder…

Source: Phoronix – SVT-AV1 Can Now Achieve 1080p @ 60 FPS AV1 Video Encoding On Select Configurations

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Linux Benchmarks

Last week NVIDIA announced the GeForce GTX 1660 as the newest RTX-less Turing GPU but costing only $219+ USD. The GTX 1660 is a further trimmed down version of the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti that launched several weeks prior. After picking up an ASUS GeForce GTX 1660 Phoenix Edition, here are Linux OpenGL/Vulkan gaming benchmarks compared to a wide assortment of AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards under Ubuntu.

Source: Phoronix – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Linux Benchmarks

Samba 4.10 Released With Pre-Fork Process Model Improvements, Full Support For Python 3

For those using Samba as the open-source re-implementation of SMB/CIFS and allowing for file/print sharing with Microsoft Windows systems, Samba 4.10 is now available as the project’s latest feature release…

Source: Phoronix – Samba 4.10 Released With Pre-Fork Process Model Improvements, Full Support For Python 3