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The first (and only planned) point release to Phoronix Test Suite 3.2-Grimstad is now available. This release just incorporates a couple of small changes compared to the official 3.2 release two weeks ago.
29 June 2011 - Point Release
For those looking to discuss the Phoronix Test Suite / OpenBenchmarking.org with Linux benchmarking, Linux kernel power regressions, graphics drivers, or any other Phoronix topics, I'll be in the Seattle and Bellevue areas next week.
28 June 2011 - Seattle, Bellevue - 7 Comments
It was just over 100 days ago that OpenBenchmarking.org and Phoronix Test Suite 3.0-Iveland launched from the Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) in Los Angeles. Now that these major releases have been available to the public for over three months, and Phoronix Test Suite 3.2-Grimstad will be released in just a couple of days, here's some overview statistics of where our open and collaborative testing platform is at today.
11 June 2011 - Good Numbers - 4 Comments
Those that follow my Twitter feed know a big software announcement is pending after being set back multiple times over the past week. Here's one graph illustrating the real-world impact of this yet-to-be-announced open-source move for open operating systems.
8 June 2011 - Coming Soon - 52 Comments
Phoronix.com is celebrating its seventh birthday today. The Phoronix Test Suite is also officially three years old today as far as the public post-1.0 development is concerned. It's also your final chance to participate in our Unigine OilRush giveaway.
5 June 2011 - Seven Years Old - 7 Comments
As many are aware, tomorrow Phoronix will turning be seven years old. A site that many technology enthusiasts and other media publications refer to as being the leading source for Linux hardware information and news/reviews, along with being the home to the Phoronix Test Suite, OpenBenchmarking.org, and other web properties. Sunday will also mark the three year anniversary of the release of Phoronix Test Suite 1.0.
4 June 2011 - Moto Restaurant - 16 Comments
The fourth and final development milestone release for Phoronix Test Suite 3.2-Grimstad has been released this morning.
1 June 2011 - Released
With there just being seven days until Phoronix turns seven years old, it's time for an annual review. Aside from the ongoing what would you like to see next, your feedback is welcome regarding other improvements you would like to see made.
29 May 2011 - Feedback - 50 Comments
Phoronix is turning seven years old in two weeks from now, but there's an early gift to the Phoronix community this Friday, in particular a change that John Bridgman of AMD should enjoy.
20 May 2011 - Phoronix Forums Community - 31 Comments
The third development release of the forthcoming Phoronix Test Suite 3.2-Grimstad package has been released.
18 May 2011 - New Release - 2 Comments
The Ubuntu Developer Summit in Budapest was not the only European Linux event taking place last week. From Wednesday through Saturday was LinuxTag back in Berlin at their Messe Fairgrounds.
16 May 2011 - Linux In Berlin - 3 Comments
Announced to the public last year by Facebook was HipHop, an open-source project that transforms PHP code into highly-optimized C++ and then uses the GCC C++ compiler to produce a native system binary. Facebook's original numbers showed that by using this transformer/compiler on their servers the CPU usage went down by about 50% and they were able to supply around 70% more traffic on existing resources since the PHP code is no longer being dynamically interpreted. Here's a look at Facebook's HipHop during some of our first tests.
8 May 2011 - With GCC - 5 Comments
Only one week has passed sine the release of Phoronix Test Suite 3.2 Milestone 1, but there's some feature patches queued up now for release as 3.2-Grimstad Milestone 2 while waiting to catch a flight over to Munich.
28 April 2011 - New Test Release
I'm only mentioning this so readers will hopefully stop emailing me regarding the references that have been discovered within Valve's Mac OS X launcher to their new Portal 2 game regarding Linux support.
20 April 2011 - So Please Stop Sending E-Mails - 51 Comments
The first milestone release of the forthcoming Phoronix Test Suite 3.2-Grimstad release has been achieved. This first test release is now available for facilitating your automated benchmarks and testing infrastructure under Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, Solaris, and BSD platforms whether it be a server, desktop, or mobile device.
20 April 2011 - Phoronix Test Suite 3.2
One of the emails landing in the Phoronix inbox over the weekend was in regards to the Skia 2D Graphics Library. It was an email asking if we've ever heard of it and how the performance of Skia compares to that of Qt and Cairo. For those unfamiliar with Skia, here's a small scoop on this open-source 2D drawing library.
18 April 2011 - An Inquiry - 7 Comments
The forum discussion surrounding TransGaming's GameTree Linux and Cedega Technology continues, with some Linux gamers regretting that they ever even supported TransGaming. One user also brings up the past from when -- back in 2000~2001 -- TransGaming had pledged to open up their code-base once they reached 20,000 subscribers. They believed in an open-source philosophy at that time, but they never ended up opening up their code once hitting that milestone. Even though Cedega as we know it is now dead, this former fork of the X11-licensed Wine is still closed.
17 April 2011 - A Look Back - 18 Comments
For US and European readers, there may soon be some meet-up events for those interested in Phoronix, the Phoronix Test Suite, and OpenBenchmarking.org.
3 April 2011 - US, Europe
Last April I toured the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site and areas like the Red Forest and Pripyat within Chernobyl's Zone of Alienation. It was an incredibly fascinating trip and ever since returning I've still wanted to go back to spend more days around Chernobyl. All of the recent nuclear coverage and mentions of Chernobyl in the news due to the unfortunate events taking place in Japan (and US / European news media and politicians now over-reacting about nuclear energy concerns), has only made me want to go back sooner. Judging by traffic in recent days to last year's Chernobyl photographs, there's lots of other people interested too. So it may be time to revisit this interesting travel destination.
15 March 2011 - Prior To LinuxTag / UDS - 82 Comments
To those of you using the Phoronix Test Suite and/or OpenBenchmarking.org, Phoronix Test Suite 3.0.1-Iveland is now available. This is the first -- and only -- expected point release to Phoronix Test Suite 3.0 following its launch late last month from the Southern California Linux Expo.
15 March 2011 - Point Release - 2 Comments
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