PGI 18.10 Community Edition Compiler Relased For High-Performance Multi-Core CPUs & GPUs

The PGI 18.10 Community Edition compiler was recently released that is geared for HPC workloads and aims to deliver optimal performance on multi-core processors and GPUs.
The PGI 18.10 Community Edition compiler offers the latest OpenACC support with various features, NVIDIA CUDA Toolkit 10.0 support for GPU offloading, LLVM x86 performance improvements, OpenMP updates, AWS and NGC cloud support, Fortran support enhancements, and other changes. More details on this updated NVIDIA-owned PGI compiler update via PGroup.com. This community edition compiler […] Continue Reading…

DXVK 0.94 Released With New Optimizations, Game Fixes

DXVK lead developer Philip Rebohle who is working under contract for Valve released a new version of this open-source layer for translating Direct3D 10/11 calls to Vulkan API for enhancing the experience for running Windows games on Linux.
DXVK 0.94 is hot off the press this morning. The DXVK 0.94 release adds a number of performance improvements/optimizations as well as game fixes. The DXVK 0.94 release has potential performance improvements on AMD and Intel hardware/drivers, enables an early-discard optimization for […] Continue Reading…

FreeBSD ZFS vs. Linux EXT4/Btrfs RAID With Twenty SSDs

With FreeBSD 12.0 running great on the Dell PowerEdge R7425 server with dual AMD EPYC 7601 processors, I couldn’t resist using the twenty Samsung SSDs in that 2U server for running some fresh FreeBSD ZFS RAID benchmarks as well as some reference figures from Ubuntu Linux with the native Btrfs RAID capabilities and then using EXT4 atop MD-RAID.

FreeBSD 12.0 with ZFS and its default configuration was tested on a single disk, ZFS in a striped configuration with all […] Continue Reading…

6 Best Practices for Highly Available Kubernetes Clusters | Linux.com

[…] Continue Reading…

Vulkan Memory Allocator 2.2 Released Along With RGP 1.4

In addition to AMD’s year-end Radeon driver updates issued today, their GPUOpen crew has also carried out some new open-source software releases.
Vulkan Memory Allocator 2.2 is available for helping Vulkan game/app developers better manage their vRAM behavior. The VMA 2.2 release brings full-fledged memory defragmentation support, a buddy algorithm for custom pools, new functions around sparse memory handling, and other fixes and optimizations. Radeon GPU Profiler 1.4 is the other notable update from the GPUOpen group. This update is […] Continue Reading…