Solidigm P41 Plus NVMe SSD

Up on the review block today is the Solidigm P41 Plus as a value-focused solid-state drive. Solidigm is the US company formed when SK Hynix acquired Intel’s NAND/SSD business. Since forming Solidigm at the end of last year they have continued to sell products from Intel’s existing SSD product line-up while last month they announced the P41 Plus as their first consumer solid-state drive of their own design. Recently I’ve been testing out the Solidigm P41 Plus 1TB and 2TB drives under Linux for seeing how these affordable QLC drives perform.

Source: Phoronix – Solidigm P41 Plus NVMe SSD

Radeon R600 Gallium3D Switches To Modern NIR Backend By Default

After the persistent work by developer Gert Wollny with a desire to improve the aging “R600g” driver that provides open-source OpenGL support for Radeon HD 2000 through HD 6000 series graphics cards, this Gallium3D driver in Mesa 22.3 will now use the NIR back-end by default…

Source: Phoronix – Radeon R600 Gallium3D Switches To Modern NIR Backend By Default

Linux RSEQ Patches Updated For Allowing Faster getcpu() In C Libraries

Restartable Sequences “RSEQ” has been one of the nice additions to the Linux kernel in recent years and can allow for faster user-space operations on per-CPU data by providing a shared data structure ABI between each user-space thread and the kernel. RSEQ has been in the process of being extended to provide even more performance benefits…

Source: Phoronix – Linux RSEQ Patches Updated For Allowing Faster getcpu() In C Libraries

The Smaller DRM Drivers See Last Minute Updates Ahead Of Linux 6.1

A final batch of drm-misc-next feature changes intended for the Linux 6.1 Linux kernel has been submitted to DRM-Next. This pull consists of some core DRM code improvements as well as updates to the smaller DRM/KMS drivers…

Source: Phoronix – The Smaller DRM Drivers See Last Minute Updates Ahead Of Linux 6.1

Mesa 22.3 Merges The Big Draw Throughput Improvement For Intel's Vulkan Driver

From two weeks back you may recall the small patches that led to increasing Intel’s Vulkan driver draw throughput by ~60%+. Well, as of yesterday the refined version of that work has landed within Mesa 22.3…

Source: Phoronix – Mesa 22.3 Merges The Big Draw Throughput Improvement For Intel’s Vulkan Driver

Wayland's Weston 11.0 Released With HDR Display & Multi-GPU Preparations

Weston, the reference compositor to Wayland, is out today with a big feature update. Most exciting is preparation work for better supporting HDR monitors moving forward as well as preparing for multi-GPU and multi-back-end use-cases…

Source: Phoronix – Wayland’s Weston 11.0 Released With HDR Display & Multi-GPU Preparations

Blender 3.3 AMD Radeon HIP vs. NVIDIA CUDA/OptiX Performance

Earlier this month Blender 3.3 released and in addition to introducing an Intel oneAPI back-end, it’s notable for bringing improvements to the AMD HIP back-end for Radeon GPUs. Significant on the AMD side is extending GPU support back to GFX9/Vega. Thus it’s a good time for a fresh round of benchmarking for showing how the AMD Radeon HIP performance against that of NVIDIA’s existing CUDA and OptiX back-ends.

Source: Phoronix – Blender 3.3 AMD Radeon HIP vs. NVIDIA CUDA/OptiX Performance

Intel Gallium3D "Iris" Driver Changes Merged For Rusticl's OpenCL 3.0

While Intel’s Compute-Runtime stack is fully open-source and already provides OpenCL 3.0 support for recent generations of Intel graphics under Linux, it looks like the recently-merged “Rusticl” Rust OpenCL implementation in Mesa will soon be working too on Intel graphics hardware as an alternative OpenCL 3.0 implementation…

Source: Phoronix – Intel Gallium3D “Iris” Driver Changes Merged For Rusticl’s OpenCL 3.0