ASRock Rack EPYCD8 Series Make For Great Value AMD EPYC Motherboards With Rome Support

For those that have been interested in AMD’s EPYC 7002 “Rome” processors for your own server build, more 7002 series supported motherboards have been hitting Internet stores in recent weeks. If you are looking for one of the lower-cost motherboards, ASRock Rack’s EPYCD8 motherboards have been refined with 7001/7002 series processor support.

Source: Phoronix – ASRock Rack EPYCD8 Series Make For Great Value AMD EPYC Motherboards With Rome Support

SHADERed 1.2.3 Released With Support For 3D Textures & Audio Shaders

SHADERed is the open-source, cross-platform project for creating and testing HLSL/GLSL shaders. While a version number of 1.2.3 may not seem like a big update, some notable additions can be found within this new SHADERed release…

Source: Phoronix – SHADERed 1.2.3 Released With Support For 3D Textures & Audio Shaders

POCL 1.4 Released For Advancing OpenCL On CPUs – Now Supports LLVM 9.0

Version 1.4 has been released of POCL, the “Portable Computing Language” implementation that allows for a portable OpenCL implementation to be executed on CPUs as well as optionally targeting other accelerators via HSA or even CUDA devices…

Source: Phoronix – POCL 1.4 Released For Advancing OpenCL On CPUs – Now Supports LLVM 9.0

Ubuntu 19.10 Provides Good Out-Of-The-Box Support For The Dell XPS 7390 Icelake Laptop

For those not following on Twitter, recently I picked up one of the new Dell XPS 7390 laptops for finally being able to deliver Linux benchmarks from Intel Ice Lake! Yes, it’s real and running under Linux! For those eyeing the Dell XPS 7390 with this being the first prominent laptop with Ice Lake, here is a brief look at the initial experience with using Ubuntu 19.10.

Source: Phoronix – Ubuntu 19.10 Provides Good Out-Of-The-Box Support For The Dell XPS 7390 Icelake Laptop

WireGuard 0.0.20191012 Released With Latest Fixes

WireGuard is still working on transitioning to the Linux kernel’s existing crypto API as a faster approach to finally make it into the mainline kernel, but for those using the out-of-tree WireGuard secure VPN tunnel support, a new development release is available…

Source: Phoronix – WireGuard 0.0.20191012 Released With Latest Fixes

OpenSUSE's OBS Can Now Spin Windows Subsystem for Linux Images

The openSUSE’s Open Build Service (OBS) has been picking up the ability to build Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) images for those wishing to craft their own WSL distribution or just rebuild openSUSE from source as a reproducible/verifiable build…

Source: Phoronix – OpenSUSE’s OBS Can Now Spin Windows Subsystem for Linux Images

Vulkan To Better Handle Variable Rate Displays / Adaptive-Sync In The Future

While longtime X11 developer Keith Packard is now working for SiFive on RISC-V processors by day, he’s still involved in the Linux graphics world through his contract work for Valve. At the XDC2019 conference earlier this month he presented on display timing, the current Linux plumbing for it, and also bringing up Vulkan will better support variable rate displays in the future…

Source: Phoronix – Vulkan To Better Handle Variable Rate Displays / Adaptive-Sync In The Future

GNOME's Mutter 3.35.1 Fixes The Night Light Mode On Wayland

With many of the prominent fixes that we’ve talked about for GNOME Shell and Mutter since last month’s 3.34 release having been back-ported to 3.34.1, this weekend’s release of GNOME Shell 3.35.1 and Mutter 3.35.1 as the first steps towards GNOME 3.36 aren’t all that big. But at least in the case of this new Mutter development release are some worthwhile fixes…

Source: Phoronix – GNOME’s Mutter 3.35.1 Fixes The Night Light Mode On Wayland