NVIDIA announced at GTC Europe today their forthcoming Xavier SoC that will succeed Parker. At least for now, Xavier is super exciting and is aimed to be a "AI supercomputer" SoC.
While it has been available in early form for a few months, today NVIDIA announced the general availability of CUDA 8.
NVIDIA supports HDR displays on Windows and Android, but not currently under Linux for the infrastructure not being in place to support High Dynamic Range displays from the Linux desktop. NVIDIA though is looking at working towards ultimately supporting HDR displays on Linux.
For those making use of the exciting Jetson TX1 platform, NVIDIA is reporting they've now managed to"make it twice as fast and efficient" with their JetPack developer tools upgrade.
NVIDIA's Unix team today released the 370.28 driver as their newest Linux/BSD/Solaris driver in their short-lived branch.
With working on some Broadwell-EP Linux comparison benchmarks this weekend, as part of that onslaught of benchmarks I decided to run the CPU-only Caffe build on a few different Intel CPUs. For fun, afterwards I checked to see how the performance compares to Caffe with CUDA+cuDNN on a few Maxwell/Pascal GPUs.
Version 2.78 of the Blender open-source modeling software is coming soon and it adds NVIDIA Pascal support on top of fixing some Maxwell performance issues.
While the NVIDIA 370 Linux driver series is currently in beta, the 367 driver series has been updated as the latest long-lived branch release.
Earlier this week NVIDIA rolled out the 370.23 beta Linux driver and alongside the Pascal over/under-clocking support and other improvements for the GeForce GTX 1000 series, there is also experimental PRIME synchronization support.
NVIDIA rolled out the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB edition card today for competing with AMD's Polaris offerings at the $199 USD price point.
NVIDIA this morning rolled out the first Linux/Solaris/FreeBSD driver beta in their 370 driver series. There's good stuff in here for Pascal GPU owners.
Released two weeks ago was the NVIDIA 367.35 Linux driver as the latest stable binary driver for NVIDIA hardware. Here are some performance tests to see if it upped the NVIDIA Pascal Linux performance at all.
For the past decade NVIDIA GPUs have shipped with a proprietary micro-controller they've called Falcon (also for Nouveau users you may recall it through "FUC" for the Falcon micro-controller), but a next-gen controller is being built now for future NVIDIA GPUs and it's going to utilize the RISC-V ISA.
The Khronos BOFs for SIGGRAPH 2016 aren't until tomorrow, but NVIDIA posted today their development driver with support for the "OpenGL 2016" extensions.
Just days after NVIDIA announced the new GTX TITAN X powered by Pascal that clocks in at 11 TFLOPS, NVIDIA unveiled at SIGGRAPH today what they call "the world's fastest GPU" and is capable of 12 TFLOPS.
The NVIDIA Pascal family sure is getting bigger with the surprise announcement tonight of the GP102-based TITAN X.
It doesn't look like the NVIDIA Wayland support will be worked out in the immediate future for having an upstream approach that's agreed upon by all developers. However, in September the various stakeholders will meet in person.
NVIDIA Corp is out today with a rather notewrothy 367.xx series Linux driver update.
NVIDIA this morning announced VR Funhouse, what they claim as the world's most advanced VR game. But unfortunately for Linux gamers, this title is only supported by Windows at launch.
Yesterday I published Blender Cycles Render Engine Benchmarks With NVIDIA CUDA On Linux numbers that included the GTX 1000 and GTX 900 series for the Blender 3D modeling software now that there's an automated test profile for Blender via OpenBenchmarking.org for the Phoronix Test Suite. Here are more Blender CUDA benchmarks from a more diverse range of NVIDIA hardware.
After it took NVIDIA until earlier this year to release the signed firmware for the GeForce GTX 900 "Maxwell" GPUs, I expected -- and based upon what I heard -- that it could be months before seeing the firmware for GeForce GTX 1000 "Pascal" GPUs in order to enable hardware acceleration with these latest-generation GPUs. Thus it's a huge surprise today to see NVIDIA already making public their Pascal GP100 firmware images!
It's not often we get to talk about NVIDIA developers making open-source contributions to Mesa... After all, their contributions to the Nouveau driver tend to be limited just to the Nouveau DRM/KMS kernel driver and even there seeing patches from the green giant tend to be very infrequent. The latest Mesa patches from NVIDIA aren't even tied to Nouveau but just for wiring up an EGL extension.
There's a lot of benchmarking going on this weekend at Phoronix in preparation for next week's Radeon RX 480 Linux review. Here are some fresh results on the NVIDIA side showing the current performance-per-dollar data for the NVIDIA Maxwell and Pascal graphics cards for seeing what the RX 480 "Polaris 10" card will be competing against under Linux.
NVIDIA used this week's International Super Computing Conference (ISC) in Germany to launch the PCI Express version of their Tesla P100 accelerator.
Yesterday NVIDIA released the 367.27 long-lived driver release to succeed the earlier 367 betas. That driver arrived too late for my initial round of GeForce GTX 1070 / 1080 Linux testing with that GTX 1070 review published this morning. However, since then I decided to fire up this stable driver release on Pascal.
NVIDIA has released the 367.27 Linux driver as their first stable release in the 367 driver series.
Following yesterday's Deep Learning and CUDA Benchmarks On The GeForce GTX 1080 Under Linux one of the Phoronix reader inquiries was about the OpenCL vs. CUDA performance on the GTX 1080... Is one GPGPU compute API faster than the other with NVIDIA's proprietary driver? Here are some side-by-side benchmarks.
Continuing on from this morning's NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Linux review are some other OpenGL and OpenCL benchmarks ran from this $699+ high-end Pascal graphics card.
I've still been swamped with my 18+ hour days this week of testing the GeForce GTX 1080 and friends for our Linux review. Tomorrow morning is when my initial GeForce GTX 1080 Linux review will be published with OpenGL, OpenCL, and Vulkan benchmarks. Additional tests and other fun comparisons featuring the GTX 1080 will continue through the weekend. But while waiting for those featured articles, you can easily compare your own system's results to some of my initia GTX 1080 numbers.
In prepping for our forthcoming GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 Linux benchmarking, I've been running fresh rounds of benchmarks on my large assortment of GPUs, beginning with the GeForce hardware supported by the NVIDIA 367.18 beta driver. Here are the first of those benchmarks with the ten Maxwell/Kepler GPUs I've tested thus far.
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