GFX1013 Target Added To LLVM 13.0 For RDNA2 APUs

Merged last week to mainline LLVM 13.0 was the new “GFX1013” target for the AMDGPU shader compiler. Well, it landed twice as at first had to be reverted after breaking the build bots / sanitizer testing.
GFX1013 is the newest graphics target for AMDGPU LLVM. Notable out of the commit is confirmation that it’s for an RDNA2-based APU. Like with the other RDNA2 GPUs, the compiler target does confirm that GFX1013 does feature ray-tracing support with the BVH ray-tracing […] Continue Reading…

Determining the Source of Truth for Software Components

Abstract: Having access to a list of software components and their respective meta-data is critical to performing various DevOps tasks successfully. After considering the varying requirements of the different tasks, we determined that representing a software component as a “collection of files” provided an optimal representation. Conversely, when file-level information is missing, most tasks become more costly or outright impossible to complete.
Introduction
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Modern Network Automation is Missing from Modern IT


By and large, the pandemic has prompted IT leaders to rethink modernization efforts, recognizing how important agility, performance, and security have become in the wake of the widespread shift to remote work and the reorientation and digitization of business operations. In this effort, enterprises are finding increasing value in automation, particularly network automation, to streamline IT operations and accommodate fast-changing enterprise IT. Before the pandemic, network automation was a “nice to have” for forward-thinking organizations, but now that […] Continue Reading…

Wine 6.11 Released With Theming Support For All Built-In Programs

Wine 6.11 is out as the latest bi-weekly development snapshot for running an increasing number of Windows applications and games on Linux.
Wine 6.11 now has theming support for all of its built-in programs thanks to some recent COMCTL32 theme improvements, all remaining CRT math functions have been imported from Musl libc, and Unicode support for the 720 codepage in handling Arabic / Farsi / Urdu. Wine 6.11 has 33 known bug fixes ranging from fixing a Microsoft Excel 2007 […] Continue Reading…

Linux Foundation Announces Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) Industry Standard, Research, Training, and Tools to Improve Cybersecurity Practices

The Linux Foundation responds to increasing demand for SBOMs that can improve supply chain security
SAN FRANCISCO, June 17, 2021 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced new industry research, training, and tools – backed by the SPDX industry standard – to accelerate the use of a Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) in secure software development.
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