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NVIDIA 295.49 Fixes Linux Performance Regression

While NVIDIA this week put out their first 302.xx series beta Linux graphics driver, yesterday they also released the 295.49 stable Linux driver. This update does fix the 295.40 performance regression that affected some users in April.

4 May 2012 - NVIDIA 295.49 - 2 Comments
NVIDIA's 302 Linux Driver Finally Has RandR 1.2/1.3

At long last, the NVIDIA binary Linux graphics driver properly implements support for versions 1.2 and 1.3 of RandR, the Resize and Rotate extension for the X.Org Server. This support comes with the newly-introduced 302.xx beta Linux graphics driver.

2 May 2012 - At Long Last - 38 Comments
NVIDIA Publishes New PTX Back-End For LLVM

NVIDIA this week announced their release of the "NVPTX" back-end for LLVM with the hope to replace the existing PTX (Parallel Thread Execution) back-end inside this compiler infrastructure. This open-source code coming out of NVIDIA is based upon their internal sources.

28 April 2012 - NVPTX - 3 Comments
NVIDIA Confirms Linux Driver Problems

Yesterday I reported on it appearing the 295.40 NVIDIA Linux driver effectively fell off a cliff with a range of performance regressions, stability issues, and other problems. This issue has been confirmed by NVIDIA and they're working to address the situation.

17 April 2012 - NVIDIA 295.40 - 5 Comments
Did The NVIDIA 295.40 Linux Driver Fall Off A Cliff?

While the NVIDIA 295.40 Linux graphics driver closes a high-risk security vulnerability, there's many reports coming in that the proprietary driver's performance has effectively fallen off a cliff and also caused stability issues.

16 April 2012 - Dropping Hard - 19 Comments
NVIDIA 295.40 Closes High-Risk Security Flaw

NVIDIA's Linux team this morning announced the immediate release of the 295.40 Linux driver. There aren't many changes for this release compared to the recent 295.33 driver release, but it does address a high-risk security vulnerability.

11 April 2012 - NVIDIA Linux Driver - 16 Comments
Gdev: A Competitive Open-Source CUDA Implementation

Shinpei Kato, the developer that last year at XDC2011 Chicago presented TimeGraph as an open-source GPU Linux command scheduler and PathScale's GPGPU run-time, has something new to share. Shinpei's latest project is Gdev, which comes down to being an open-source CUDA implementation that's competitive to NVIDIA's proprietary stack.

29 March 2012 - Gdev - 6 Comments
NVIDIA Releases 295.33; Kepler Gallium3D Soon

On the same-day as releasing the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 as the first GeForce graphics card based upon the new Kepler architecture, there's a binary driver update from NVIDIA that ushers in the official Kepler Linux support. There's also more surprising news out of the reverse-engineering Nouveau camp, on top of their surprises earlier today.

22 March 2012 - NVIDIA GeForce 600 - 10 Comments
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 "Kepler" On Linux?

NVIDIA has finally introduced their first Kepler-based graphics card: the GeForce GTX 680. The new Kepler graphics architecture is an exciting successor to Fermi, but how well does this new graphics processor work under Linux? Here's a glimpse in what to expect for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 600 series on Linux.

22 March 2012 - GeForce GTX 680 - Add A Comment
NVIDIA Tegra 3 Makes For Fast Ubuntu On ARM

Here are the first set of Phoronix.com benchmarks of the quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3. Needless to say, four Cortex-A9s combined with NVIDIA graphics leads to a fairly fast ARMv7 experience when running Ubuntu Linux.

17 March 2012 - cardhu - 12 Comments
NVIDIA Is Joining The Linux Foundation

NVIDIA will be joining the Linux Foundation, per an announcement coming out in the morning. But for open-source Linux fans, will this be a reason to rejoice about NVIDIA potentially moving forward with open-source drivers? Don't break out the champagne quite yet.

7 March 2012 - Rejoice? - 18 Comments
There's Hope For DMA-BUF With Non-GPL Drivers

There's some resurrected hope for the kernel symbols of the DMA-BUF buffer sharing mechanism to be not restricted to only GPL drivers, which started off as a request by NVIDIA. This could lead to better NVIDIA Optimus support under Linux, among other benefits.

20 February 2012 - DMA-BUF - 43 Comments
NVIDIA's LLVM CUDA Compiler: Open-Source, 10% Faster

Back in December there was an announcement from NVIDIA that they would open-source their CUDA compiler based upon the LLVM back-end. NVIDIA today released their new CUDA implementation that's based upon LLVM. Besides being open-source, which will allow it to be ported to new (non-NVIDIA) architectures/hardware, there's also a measurable speed boost in the switch over to LLVM.

26 January 2012 - Speed Boost - 10 Comments
NVIDIA Talks Of Optimus Possibilities For Linux

A NVIDIA Linux engineer is trying to work on code that could lead to official Optimus support under Linux, but there's a catch... And it falls outside of NVIDIA Corp as the fate of this multi-GPU notebook feature could now fall with the Linux kernel developers.

25 January 2012 - But Kernel Shit - 124 Comments
NVIDIA Open-Sources Its CUDA Compiler

It's not often that there's open-source news to report from the NVIDIA camp, but there's some great news this morning. NVIDIA Corp has open-sourced its CUDA compiler!

14 December 2011 - Hell Yes! - 13 Comments
NVIDIA Puts Out 290 Linux Driver Series Beta

It was just in August that NVIDIA was pushing out driver betas for their Linux/Solaris/FreeBSD 285.xx series, but now that the series is stable, they have moved onto the 290.xx series. On Friday NVIDIA released the 290.03 Linux driver beta.

22 October 2011 - NVIDIA Blob - 4 Comments
NVIDIA Has A New "Long-Lived" Linux Driver

NVIDIA has created a new branch of their proprietary Linux graphics driver. This new driver is for the "long-lived" series. The purpose of this series is to provide just bug-fixes and other minor updates for non-legacy hardware. In other words, like their legacy drivers where they just receive minor updates, but for those just wanting these fixes for newer hardware while not exposing any new functionality.

16 September 2011 - Ultra-Stable - Add A Comment
NVIDIA Provides RandR Patch For Border Property

Following a proposal earlier this summer by NVIDIA to extend the RandR protocol, they have now produced a patch for the X.Org Server that adds border property support to the RandR (Resize and Rotate) extension.

1 September 2011 - New Work - 13 Comments
NVIDIA Releases 285.03 Beta Linux Driver

While some NVIDIA Linux developers are up here in Vancouver for LinuxCon (met some friendly and informative NVIDIA engineers at the Linux Foundation gala last night), the NVIDIA Linux desktop team back in Santa Clara has put out the first 285.xx Linux driver series beta now that the 280 driver was made official earlier in the month.

18 August 2011 - NVIDIA Linux - 5 Comments

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