RadeonSI Primitive Culling Yields Mixed Benchmark Results

Yesterday’s patches introducing RadeonSI primitive culling via async compute yielded promising initial results, at least for the ParaView workstation application. I’ve been running some tests of this new functionality since yesterday and have some initial results to share on Polaris and Vega…

Source: Phoronix – RadeonSI Primitive Culling Yields Mixed Benchmark Results

Intel Linux Graphics Driver Adding Device Local Memory – Possible Start of dGPU Bring-Up

A big patch series was sent out today amounting to 42 patches and over four thousand lines of code for introducing the concept of memory regions to the Intel Linux graphics driver. The memory regions support is preparing for device local memory with future Intel graphics products…

Source: Phoronix – Intel Linux Graphics Driver Adding Device Local Memory – Possible Start of dGPU Bring-Up

Benchmarking The Python Optimizations Of Clear Linux Against Ubuntu, Intel Python

Stemming from Clear Linux detailing how they optimize Python’s performance using various techniques, there’s been reader interest in seeing just how their Python build stacks up. Here’s a look at the Clear Linux Python performance compared to a few other configurations as well as Ubuntu Linux…

Source: Phoronix – Benchmarking The Python Optimizations Of Clear Linux Against Ubuntu, Intel Python

No Surprise But Intel Linux Developers Are Working Towards Adaptive-Sync Support

Back during the Intel Architecture Day event in December, Intel confirmed that finally with Icelake “Gen 11” graphics there is Adaptive-Sync support after talking about it for several years. While they didn’t explicitly mention Linux support, they’ve been largely spot on for years with supporting new display features on Linux and this should be the case as well with Adaptive-Sync and their next-generation graphics…

Source: Phoronix – No Surprise But Intel Linux Developers Are Working Towards Adaptive-Sync Support

Microsoft Developer: You Still Should Have Anti-Virus With Windows Subsystem For Linux

While disabling Windows Defender or other anti-virus programs may partially help offset the performance losses imposed by running Windows Subsystem for Linux, a.k.a. “Bash for Windows” or Ubuntu and other distributions running natively atop Windows 10 and now Windows Server 2019, it’s not the root cause of the I/O performance bottleneck and is not a recommended course of action…

Source: Phoronix – Microsoft Developer: You Still Should Have Anti-Virus With Windows Subsystem For Linux

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Linux-Firmware Adds Signed NVIDIA Firmware Binaries For Turing's Type-C Controller

While we are still waiting on NVIDIA to publish the signed firmware images for Turing GPUs in order to bring-up 3D hardware acceleration on the GeForce RTX 2000 series graphics cards with the open-source Nouveau driver, today they did post the signed firmware image files for their Type-C controller found on these new GPUs…

Source: Phoronix – Linux-Firmware Adds Signed NVIDIA Firmware Binaries For Turing’s Type-C Controller

RadeonSI Picks Up Primitive Culling With Async Compute For Performance Wins

Prolific open-source AMD Linux driver developer Marek Olšák has sent out his latest big patch series in the name of performance. His new set of 26 patches provide primitive culling with asynchronous compute and at least for workstation workloads yields a big performance uplift…

Source: Phoronix – RadeonSI Picks Up Primitive Culling With Async Compute For Performance Wins

How Clear Linux Optimizes Python For Greater Performance

Clear Linux’s leading performance isn’t limited to just C/C++ applications but also scripting languages like PHP, R, and Python have seen great speed-ups too. In a new blog post, one of Intel’s developers outlines some of their performance tweaks to Python for delivering greater performance…

Source: Phoronix – How Clear Linux Optimizes Python For Greater Performance