New “SCALE” Software Allows Natively Compiling CUDA Apps For AMD GPUs

While there have been various efforts like HIPIFY to help in translating CUDA source code to portable C++ code for AMD GPUs and then the previously-AMD-funded ZLUDA to allow CUDA binaries to run on AMD GPUs via a drop-in replacement to CUDA libraries, there’s a new contender in town: SCALE. SCALE is now public as a GPGPU toolchain for allowing CUDA programs to be natively … Continue reading New “SCALE” Software Allows Natively Compiling CUDA Apps For AMD GPUs

Hacking Scientific Citations

Some scholars are inflating their reference counts by sneaking them into metadata: Citations of scientific work abide by a standardized referencing system: Each reference explicitly mentions at least the title, authors’ names, publication year, journal or conference name, and page numbers of the cited publication. These details are stored as metadata, not visible in the article’s text directly, but assigned to a digital object identifier, … Continue reading Hacking Scientific Citations

BSD Release: NomadBSD 141R

The DistroWatch news feed is brought to you by TUXEDO COMPUTERS. NomadBSD is a live desktop system for USB flash drives, based on FreeBSD. The project has published a new update, NomadBSD 141R, which brings the base system up to date with FreeBSD 14.1. The release announcement shares the highlights: “Changes since 140R-20240126: The base system has been changed…. The source page, where this article … Continue reading BSD Release: NomadBSD 141R

GNU Linux-libre 6.10 Takes Aim At Intel IPU6, Panthor & Other Drivers With Blobs

Following last night’s release of the Linux 6.10 kernel, the FSF LA developers have released GNU Linux-libre 6.10-gnu as their downstream kernel flavor that strips out the ability to load binary-only kernel modules and the ability to load non-free firmware/microcode into open-source drivers, among other alterations in the name of software freedom… The source page, where this article was taken from Author: Michael Larabel Continue reading GNU Linux-libre 6.10 Takes Aim At Intel IPU6, Panthor & Other Drivers With Blobs

AMD Zen 5 Overview With Ryzen 9000 Series & Ryzen AI 300

Last week I had the pleasure to be out in Los Angeles for the AMD Tech Day focused on their new Ryzen 9000 “Granite Ridge” and Ryzen AI 300 “Strix Point” processors. This was an exciting event with many new details shared around Zen 5 CPU cores and the RDNA 3.5 integrated graphics found with the upcoming Ryzen AI 300 series mobile processors. The embargo … Continue reading AMD Zen 5 Overview With Ryzen 9000 Series & Ryzen AI 300

AMD Unified AI Software Stack Has The Potential To Be A Very Big Deal

Alongside all of the exciting Ryzen 9000 and Ryzen AI 300 series details shared last week at the AMD Tech Day in Los Angeles, what I also found to be very interesting was AMD sharing a bit more about a “Unified AI Software Stack” they are working to release in the coming quarters… The source page, where this article was taken from Author: Michael Larabel Continue reading AMD Unified AI Software Stack Has The Potential To Be A Very Big Deal

Bcachefs For Linux 6.11 Landing Disk Accounting Rewrite & Self-Healing On Read I/O Error

Bcachefs maintainer Kent Overstreet has already sent out all of the exciting Linux 6.11 feature updates for this copy-on-write file-system. Bcachefs continues maturing nicely within the mainline Linux kernel while continuing to tack on new functionality… The source page, where this article was taken from Author: Michael Larabel Continue reading Bcachefs For Linux 6.11 Landing Disk Accounting Rewrite & Self-Healing On Read I/O Error